Hi Loius , The frame rate seems to be fine in both.
I tinkered a little bit more last night with the sm3 and Aurora 1.7, and reverting back to sm2 and A1.6, a few times on the 32x32. The 32x32 has a nice little spot in the living room. So the Mrs being the judge of most things lol, I gave her the job of testing it. She said they look exactly the same. The only comment was that the default menu colour is blue or seems to be. When going to settings menu the scrolling text gets washed out. And when scrolling through some of the patterns with the menu running the same happens. Both menu and pattern being same brightness and colours. Maybe something for the new aurora, that when in menu mode that the background pattern dims by 25% until selection is made and then auto adjusts to full brightness, or selected brightness.
On the 16x32. I was looking at purchasing a few of these with the sm shield as xmas presents. Quite. Few friends have made comments and how great they look, but would be better smaller. Obviously they have a Mrs like mine lol. So I purchased one to see if I could get a simple clock set up with audio Visuals. If I use the old 32x32 sm library, and the new sm3 library with 32x32 settings. I get a central scrolling menu and 40% of the patterns, audio included work, not 100% but with some form. When changing to the 16x32 sm2 library 50% of them work, but the menu scrolls off the bottom of the display, the audio patterns seem to work quite well, again not perfect. But when using the 16x32 sm3 library, I know Jason edited a Few of the audio patterns. Thanks Jason. I have one perfect audio pattern. The rest don’t. The only way I can discribe it. If I had a 4 pixel wide bar which reacts to the bass sound. Starting from zero being the bottom of the matrix it gets to 8 pixels up perfectly then seems to jump every second pixel. On sm3 from 8 pixels up seems to come in from the top and sides. So visually it’s better on sm2… I was hoping that if I used a pattern like the basic spectrum pattern that Jason wrote on the 32x32, the bottom of the matrix being zero rising to 32 being top. That if I used it on the 16x32 the bottom would still be zero, but go off the top when 16 and higher was reached.
Me Not being totally clued up on how the matrix works doesn’t help I guess… So I’ve decided they are all getting a tin of biscuits for Xmas instead. Lol. The 32x32 looks amazing still.