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    Import .aip files?

    Is there a way to import .aip files? If not, is this a planned feature or is this something that isn't being considered?

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    I to would like to see this feature. I am hesitant to cut over to the new IoTa option for my Hydra 26 HD lights as I have been using a custom program for a couple of years with good success. Being able to have an import feature would be good for the adoption of the new feature plus allow persons using the IoTa feature to share profiles with each other. The AI lights allow that with the MyAi app.

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    Yep. I'd like to switch my lights over to the Apex but if I have to start over then I think I'll just stick with MyAI for now.

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    You can share Schemes created in APEX Fusion with other users, or just keep them private for your own later use.
    I'm not a Neptune support rep. Please do not send me PMs with technical questions or requesting assistance - use the forums for Apex help. PM me ONLY if the matter is of a private or personal nature. Thanks.

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    So I'm guessing there's no way to import .aip files or the raw xml? If that's the case then I personally think that's an oversight. A lot of people have complex light programs setup on MyAI. I'm one of them. I would like to switch over to having the Apex control the lights but it's just not worth it if I have to create the program from scratch.

    Basically, I feel like controlling the Hydra HD lights via apex is a convenience feature. It's nice to be able to control everything from one interface. However, I haven't experienced any issues with MyAI and it honestly works quite well. If was easy to import my program into the Apex then it would be a no brainer but not worth the hassle otherwise.

    Hopefully an import feature will be considered in the future. At the very least I feel like Neptune could make available some presets based on the AI Signature Series:
    http://www.aquaillumination.com/signature/

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    FWIW, there is no import capability for settings from the old AI Director, or for Ecotech Radions, from ReefLink.

    The Apex uses a different paradigm than the OEMs for creating a schedule, regardless of the light type, be it old AI, newer AI, or Radion. Consequently it is not feasible to import settings which use each manufacturer's methodology. The Neptune way uses an overall intensity value for each schedule point in addition to configurable intensities for each color channel. This offers increased flexibility, including the ability to use a specific spectrum setting at different overall intensities at different times during the schedule without needing to individually proportionally adjust each color channel - the Apex does that for you. Also, the lighting schedule wizards in APEX Fusion and APEX Local have the same overall look and feel - they work the same way - from light type to light type, to the maximum extent possible, except where necessary differences exist, such as supporting the Hyperdrive capability of Prime HD and Hyda HD lights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubleohwhatever View Post
    Hopefully an import feature will be considered in the future. At the very least I feel like Neptune could make available some presets based on the AI Signature Series:
    http://www.aquaillumination.com/signature/
    This is an excellent opportunity for people to contribute to the community by recreating one or more of those Signature schedules and uploading the result as a publicly-visible Scheme. I did this for the CoralLAB SPS AB+, SPS PHX14, and LPS/Soft settings for Radion G2/G3 a few years ago.
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    I’d help with this if I knew how. Until there are matching programs I will hold off.


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    I participated in the NSI for AI Hydra52HD lights and created a spreadsheet that will convert the myAI settings over to Apex mirroring both Spectrum and Overall Light Intensities. It was a bit tedious at first, especially since I run a Saxby light schedule with 44 different set points over a 12-hour period, but it's worked flawlessly.

    Feel free to PM me and I'll send you a copy of the Excel spreadsheet, and you are welcome to forward it on to anyone else. I will add that this spreadsheet works for my Hydra52HDs, so if you have AI lights without Hyperdrive the spreadsheet may not work for you as intensity percentages are based on max output of 135W. Still, if you change the Wattage and Max Intensity Bar (26 for my lights) it should automatically recalculate the outputs.

    You could also send me your .aip files and I can convert them for you in Apex and upload them as a Publicly shared file. This only works if you have Hydra52HDs though.

    I do have two Schemes uploaded currently that are available for download. One is the Saxby schedule I referenced earlier, and one is the BRS SPS AB+ schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoefje77 View Post
    I participated in the NSI for AI Hydra52HD lights and created a spreadsheet that will convert the myAI settings over to Apex mirroring both Spectrum and Overall Light Intensities. It was a bit tedious at first, especially since I run a Saxby light schedule with 44 different set points over a 12-hour period, but it's worked flawlessly.

    Feel free to PM me and I'll send you a copy of the Excel spreadsheet, and you are welcome to forward it on to anyone else. I will add that this spreadsheet works for my Hydra52HDs, so if you have AI lights without Hyperdrive the spreadsheet may not work for you as intensity percentages are based on max output of 135W. Still, if you change the Wattage and Max Intensity Bar (26 for my lights) it should automatically recalculate the outputs.

    You could also send me your .aip files and I can convert them for you in Apex and upload them as a Publicly shared file. This only works if you have Hydra52HDs though.

    I do have two Schemes uploaded currently that are available for download. One is the Saxby schedule I referenced earlier, and one is the BRS SPS AB+ schedule.
    Might I suggest converting this to a Google spreadsheet and then you can easily publicly share the link for any to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoefje77 View Post
    I participated in the NSI for AI Hydra52HD lights and created a spreadsheet that will convert the myAI settings over to Apex mirroring both Spectrum and Overall Light Intensities. It was a bit tedious at first, especially since I run a Saxby light schedule with 44 different set points over a 12-hour period, but it's worked flawlessly.

    Feel free to PM me and I'll send you a copy of the Excel spreadsheet, and you are welcome to forward it on to anyone else. I will add that this spreadsheet works for my Hydra52HDs, so if you have AI lights without Hyperdrive the spreadsheet may not work for you as intensity percentages are based on max output of 135W. Still, if you change the Wattage and Max Intensity Bar (26 for my lights) it should automatically recalculate the outputs.

    You could also send me your .aip files and I can convert them for you in Apex and upload them as a Publicly shared file. This only works if you have Hydra52HDs though.

    I do have two Schemes uploaded currently that are available for download. One is the Saxby schedule I referenced earlier, and one is the BRS SPS AB+ schedule.

    hi i cant pm but im after the apex brs sps settings for my hydra 52 please

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    How do I attach a file to a PM message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntert View Post
    How do I attach a file to a PM message?
    I don't think you can. I would put it in Google drive and share the link.

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    could someone send me the spreadsheet for the saxby and AB+? or link to it. (cant PM here yet, still need 2 more posts lol)

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