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Introducing iCUE Murals (Beta)


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Today we're happy to take the wraps off of a new feature that's come to the CORSAIR iCUE Software, Murals!

iCUE Murals replaces the "Scenes" section on the iCUE home screen with a more powerful, interactive tool that enables you to turn any image, audio output, or display into dynamic RGB lighting that spans across your entire room.

First, you'll want to make sure to update to the latest version of CORSAIR iCUE (at the time of writing, that'd be iCUE 4.30.162), so swing by our Downloads page or check for updates in iCUE if you've already got an older version installed on your system.

Once you've updated to iCUE 4.30.162 or newer, you can start exploring iCUE Murals!

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New effects can be added by hitting the "+" button, and from there you can select from a variety of lighting effects.

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After a brief setup process. That effect will now be applied to all available devices that support iCUE Murals.

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To make further adjustments to an iCUE Murals effect that you've created, hover your mouse cursor over one of your effects and open the Colors and Settings menu. This will let you change the name of the effect, change the effect type, and adjust scaling.

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Further adjustments can be made in the Murals tab at the top of the iCUE window, where you can change the placement, size, and orientation of your iCUE Murals-compatible devices along a 2D plane that represents your screen or other chosen lighting effect. Note that you can stack devices on top of each other if you want them to light up at the same time with the same colors of whatever animation source you've chosen.

The devices panel on the left can be used to quickly select a device if it isn't immediately visible in a stack of other devices. You can also disable murals for individual devices if you'd rather that device use our standard lighting system.

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Devices that have been excluded from iCUE Murals (but still support the feature) are marked with a clear circle in the iCUE menus.

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And will still have access to their standard lighting features and support multiple lighting layers (if the device is capable of doing so).

Also, one last note. Murals are tied to profiles, so you can switch between profiles that you've set up with our standard layered lighting system and profiles that you've set up to use a Mural effect. Making this incredibly powerful if say you have a profile with standard lighting set up that you like for just general computing and a separate profile with the Murals "Monitor Screen" effect applied for gaming that you can switch to on the fly (or tie to a game executable) for your favorite game!

And that's it! Y'all may have noticed we've announced this feature as a Beta, and that's because this is a really new approach to lighting for us and we want our users to spend some hands on time with Murals and provide their feedback here in the forums.

Additional release notes for iCUE 4.30.162 can be found here

Let us know what you think in the comments!

 

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There is no support for ICUE on my ASUS devices and the RGB does not work; it's not compatible with ICUE. Also, the old themes that I liked are now gone and replaced with ones I don't enjoy. 

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I found a small issue with the Murals Beta. The "gradient" effect for murals is having trouble saving the colors the user selects.

Example of bug:

 

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The function itself seems good.
It seems that users can intuitively place equipment through Murals. If so, it would be good to be able to change the name for each individual equipment directly.
If there are many fans or strips, honestly, it may not be easy to know which one to move.

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Still can't collapse, remove Mural/Scene section on Home tab, what is the point anyway? I guess It just RGB focus no actual function improvement.

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^^^ Agreed, the ability to collapse Murals shouldn't be too difficult and would appease many people who would rather use the real estate for sensors (without unnecessary scrolling).

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Well, nice new features. Nonetheless I want back the old scenes please. Also as an additional download, if you like. The scenes were so beautiful. (rainbow, rainbow wave, rain, visier...) 😊
And my Asus graphic card is not working with Murals.

   

 

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What was the difference between scenes and profiles? Never seen that. Murals gives you endless profiles. I think it will be great when I get used to it

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31 minutes ago, t1971 said:

What was the difference between scenes and profiles? Never seen that. Murals gives you endless profiles. I think it will be great when I get used to it

Yeah, Murals is fine but the original scenes missing is an issue. These new ones are horrible.

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24 minutes ago, FNSTAK said:

Will ASUS GPUs and other such devices be supported eventually?

Probably. This is a Beta feature... Beta means stuff will get worked out and added. 

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I've been playing around with Murals, specifically the Monitor Screen effect, all day.  I have a few things.

  • The monitor screen function doesn't seem to properly support HDR.  Whenever I turn on HDR, the colors on my Corsair RGB devices (keyboard, mouse, light strips, etc.) are muted (reds turn to pink, orange to yellow, etc.).  If I just turn off HDR, without changing the image on the monitor, the colors are much more vibrant.  iCUE needs to scale the color properly with HDR turned on.  This, by far, my biggest issue right now.
  • The functionality of placing devices on the mural is a huge pain right now.  It's in beta, so I understand.  There needs to be a way to snap devices to 1/2, or 1/3, or 1/4 of the screen.  Having the device boxes snap to a grid would also be amazing to make it easy to resize the boxes and place them precisely where you want them.
  • There needs to either be a way to quickly turn on and off a mural, or have a way to turn on murals only when using an application or playing a game in fullscreen.  I want to use a normal profile most of the time, but turn on the Monitor Screen effect mural automatically when playing games.  Right now I have to manually switch it on in iCUE.

Those are the only glaring issue I see right now.  Murals is really an amazing feature.  Something I have been wanting in iCUE for a long time.  Great work!  Keep improving it along with iCUE in general.

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Hey everyone,

The feedback is sincerely appreciated! The more, the merrier. As Murals is currently in Beta, we do have improvements on the way that will address some feedback. All of this is genuinely helpful as we paint Murals into a complete piece.

I do want to quickly point out that there are additional preset lighting effects under "Video Capture". When adding a new effect to Murals (via the "+"), you may select "Video Capture" and find additional presets.

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Lighting effects previously found with Scenes (Spiral Rainbow, Color Shift, Color Wave, etc.) may also be found under "Lighting Effects" for devices. To easily synchronize a lighting effect amongst all of your iCUE devices, you may select the lighting effects under "Lighting Link".

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4 hours ago, Queenmallory said:

Murals is not compatible with ASUS motherboards, it's a regression from Scenes.

Scenes is unequivocally worse than Murals and can't do anything that Lighting Link doesn't. 

ASUS motherboard/GPU support will probably come soon. (Not on the iCUE team so I can't promise) But just set them to a static color if you're animating with Murals? Or just use Lighting Link or a profile to light those parts. 

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My RGB Ports #2 #3 and #4 have stopped responding all together LLC 120 fans. I can't get control of them back no mater what I do!! Please advise.

 

 

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Hey, hey!

I would like speed settings for Interstellar, Abstract, Liquid and Rainbow, just as it is available for Watercolor Spectrum.

The ability to modify the color of the Audio Lighting bars. Directional option would be nice as well - top, left, right along with the current default bottom.

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On 11/8/2022 at 4:39 PM, trk_rex said:

There is no support for ICUE on my ASUS devices and the RGB does not work; it's not compatible with ICUE. Also, the old themes that I liked are now gone and replaced with ones I don't enjoy. 

Yup, now my set up is off and its bothering me lol. 
Can I revert back? I dont even see a way to disable murals. 

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5 hours ago, PJH said:

I would like speed settings for Interstellar, Abstract, Liquid and Rainbow, just as it is available for Watercolor Spectrum.

Yes, I would definitely like some speed options here too.  Most of the video stuff is too hectic for my tolerances.

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On 11/11/2022 at 4:14 PM, Vandill said:

Can I revert back? I dont even see a way to disable murals.

Murals can be toggled on/off but it doesn't disappear from the menu.  If you want to go back to 4.29, simply uninstall 4.30 and use the downloadable installer for 4.29.  Make sure you DO NOT select the remove all profiles option.  Your prior profile state was saved when you updated and it will pick up where you left off.  

https://downloads.corsair.com/Files/CUE/iCUESetup_4.29.203_release.msi

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I think i found a bug, when i set canvas lighting to monitor screen and start watching netflix gpu driver crashed, in error log it looks like this:

-nvlddmkm error id0 

-Error occurred on GPUID: 100

I think it's caused by protected content (even if we wanna record our screen with apps we cant, when we open that video netflix show us only a black screen)

so guys I have a request please check that, hope this error is not only on my pc 

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