LAYOUT CREATION PART 6: HORIZONTAL MATRIX
SIMPLE TRICKS ON HOW TO BUILD A MATRIX THAT WILL BE PLACED HORIZONTALLY
Follow the processes contained in this video to set up your horizontal matrix model in xLights!
Natively matrices are built horizontally; from left to right in xLights for a reason --- because of the way they are configured; left to right.
In this video, we have highlighted the native matrix configuration of a 16 nodes tall by 50 nodes wide layout. That is, 16 strings of 50 pixels. Typically, the configuration is such that you would notice pairs of blue and green lines; each segmentation indicating the standard connection to the pixel controller.
A pretty insightful video walk-through that shows you exactly how you can set up your matrices in a very professional manner. In essence, you would have the outputs numbered one, two, three and so on... for the 16 output controller.
Although we have done things a little bit differently here, the overall idea is such that would increase your proficiency a great deal.
Pro Tip: We highly recommend that you visit the Boscoyo studios website and get detailed information of what you need in order to create a superb matrix.
2 thoughts on “Layout Creation Part 6: Horizontal Matrix”
How would this be different if at all if you are using P5 panels for a matrix?
This video is specific for setting up a bullet pixel matrix. While it is used to create the xLights model for P5 or P10 panels, that information is not reviewed. You should have your total p5/10 pixel-width and pixel-height filled in to create the model for that. I believe the settings in FPP direct the data correctly to the proper panels.