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  1. DAZL Show Automation Software Released!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    RELEASE NOTICE Misery Bay Software announces the immediate release of DAZL and DAZL Player software for evaluation and purchase at www.miserybay-software.com. [DAZL Home $199, DAZL Plus $399, DAZL Pro $599, DAZL Player $39] As a long-time member at HalloweenForum, the creation of this software...
  2. Anyone heard back from Brookshire Software VSA lately??

    Halloween Props
    In the months leading up to Halloween these last 2 years and now this year, a third, I've tried to get in touch with them via email and phone and never get a response. I have 2 full paid v5 VSA licenses (Pro and Hobbyist) and when I open the software it always prompts me to upgrade to 5.1 using...
  3. Electronic/Software: animatronic automaton software

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I was wondering if there are more modern :D and maybe even open source software that is doing automation like "Visual Show Automation (VSA)" Regards, /Johan
  4. We are Moving!

    General Halloween
    Dear Halloweenforum Community Members, Over the past year, there have been updates to your community environment that have introduced challenges in usability and performance. We sincerely apologize if you have been negatively impacted. Efforts to improve the technology, user interface, and site...
  5. Light-O-Rama – It's Not Just for Christmas

    Tutorials and Step-By-Step
    In previous posts, I've often mentioned using Light-O-Rama hardware and software for Halloween displays. The following video isn't so much a tutorial as an introduction that may tempt some of you to add computerized control to your attractions. I've used only the company's most basic equipment...
  6. Christmas vs. Halloween Reboot

    General Halloween
    This video shows the 2018 reboot of a Halloween light show first done in 2012. The lighting and music were orchestrated with Light-o-Rama controllers and software running 90-some circuits. There's a brief glimpse of the tombstone flippers and spinner featured in proof-of-concept videos posted...
  7. Electronic/Software: My Raspberry Pi based Monster in a box (Open Source)

    Halloween Props
    Hey everyone, just thought I would show you my monster in a box. I am making it out of a RaspberryPi and Door Lock actuators. I am opensourcing the whole project on github (https://github.com/hevnsnt/monster). I am still working on everything, so I have not written instructions but I will. This...
  8. Software program for talking pumpkins!!

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I know everyone is very busy this time of the year. But does anyone know of a software program so i can make my own talking and singing pumpkins thanks.
  9. Electronic/Software: brightsign player questions

    Halloween Props
    hello all, first I want to offer thanks to this forum for being a great place to share information and ideas. although I have not posted much I certainly have benefitted from the knowledge base this forum represents. that being said I am hoping the vast knowledge available here can answer my...
  10. Hello from Houston

    Member Introduction
    Hi, I'm a big halloween fan, and I like to make electronics and software projects. I want to show off some of my props here, and show how I made them.
  11. Mechanical: Zultan transistor

    Halloween Props
    I'm hoping to find a transistor expert in here. I've got an old Zultan that we've had forever and we love. The Curtains stopped opening (common problem). Temporarily I wired them open, but now I'm trying to fix it. In chasing the lack of voltage getting to the motor I came across a...
  12. enlarging photos to fit on large tombstones

    General Halloween
    I know there is software that allows you to specify what size object you want to make and it will break up the photo in to multiple parts so when it is all taped together it is the size you need. Unfortunately I can't remember the name of the software or find it when I googled it. Does anyone...
  13. Random ambient and sound effect player software

    Halloween Music
    Once upon a time I had a software audio player that let you give it a list of effects and a list of ambient files and it would play them. Some of the settings let you randomize the time between, left/right fade, volume, etc. I have not been able to find it again. Anyone here recall something...
  14. Static: 3D printed busts?

    Halloween Props
    its been awhile since I posted here. I was foolling around with an old xbox 360 kinect scanner. I scanned myself and 3d printed a small bust. I used skanect software. I did use the paid version. I got to thinking, I know 3d models these can be cut into sections and scaled up. I think it would...
  15. Lighting: Which projection mapping software for Mac?

    Halloween Props
    Hi everybody, Well, it's only a couple of days before 2018 starts so I've been thinking about Halloween 2018 and that I'd love to do a projection map of our house in 2018. The trouble is that I've really only got the first six months of 2018 to get the necessary equipment, software, learn it...
  16. Grand Opening Sale for Halloween Skulls!

    Announcements / Press Releases
    We are excited to announce the start of our Grand Opening Sale at http://HalloweenSkulls.com You are among the first people to get the code which will give you a $100.00 discount on each assembled 3 axis skull you buy. (Follow directions below if you are ordering multiple skulls) Thank you for...
  17. Electronic/Software: Button Banger, fourbanger, octobanger problems

    Halloween Props
    I have the fourbanger and octobanger software. I've used it in the past successfully. I have a nano and an uno both with the CH340G serial to USB chip. Both are recognized by my computer and recognized by either banger software. The upload of the firmware appears to work. I see the rapid...
  18. How to make ghostly/demonic voices

    Gang, I'm interested in making sound clips of spooky voices. Does anyone know how to alter voices in sound software like Audacity? A tutorial would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks! LDG
  19. Electronic/Software: Audio Editing Software

    Halloween Props
    I'm trying to find some type of software to split audio tracks. More specifically I need to eliminate the music and get the vocals from some songs I'm planning for a new 3 -axis build. I've tried singing myself on one track and it was a disaster. The vocals would not synch up with the music...
  20. Electronic/Software: Any recommendations for projection mapping software alternative to Adobe?

    Halloween Props
    Hi, I bought my first projector (NET MT1060) in November 2016 from a well known auction site. Yes it was too late for Halloween 2016 but I was recommended a certain model and it took time for one to appear. I bought AtmosFX "Bone Chillers" as a test and have discovered that projections are a...