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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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Is there anyway to delete individual Murals that we do not like, as the trash can icon isn't coming up on them like it does with the scenes or even to edit what already there?

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Why do companies insist on taking away feature people like to give them ones that they don't need. My lighting looked amazing and with this update looks terrible. That is called a DOWNGRADE. All the lights are dimmer and the profiles I enjoyed are all gone. You expect me to spend hours to create custom 'Murals'? Please don't do what Apple does and force updates and changes on people. Let me CHOOSE to keep the effects I have. Please restore the profiles immediately. I am so disappointed in Corsair - you used to be my go to for components. Not if you dislike your customers so much that you force this crap on them.

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6 hours ago, AlexJL22 said:

Why do companies insist on taking away feature people like to give them ones that they don't need. My lighting looked amazing and with this update looks terrible. That is called a DOWNGRADE. All the lights are dimmer and the profiles I enjoyed are all gone. You expect me to spend hours to create custom 'Murals'? Please don't do what Apple does and force updates and changes on people. Let me CHOOSE to keep the effects I have. Please restore the profiles immediately. I am so disappointed in Corsair - you used to be my go to for components. Not if you dislike your customers so much that you force this crap on them.

Profiles are there under profiles. Scenes have been taken away. they can be recreated in Profiles

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On 11/17/2022 at 5:11 AM, Tokenology said:

Yeah but how do I get them to save and stay my main RGB. I change it to rain and it goes back to a mural color.

Set as Default profile

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2 hours ago, kobrah said:

noticing icue nexus freezing with this version of icue.

All Nexus values or specific components?  Probably need to discuss this in the update notes thread or a new post and not the Murals feedback.  

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On 11/9/2022 at 2:02 PM, HnyBear.bacon said:

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

Totally Agree. Looks like Easter threw up in my machine. Liked the old themes better. Is this the ,"new gender neutral," themes. I hate them.

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

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. 

Agree, stuck in Beta and hate it!

 

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On 11/10/2022 at 5:59 PM, Queenmallory said:

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

Agree, have a X570E and had to manually change it to kind of match the new Easter Egg Barff themes.

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18 hours ago, c-attack said:

All Nexus values or specific components?  Probably need to discuss this in the update notes thread or a new post and not the Murals feedback.  

All Nexus values. Yea probably should, but just providing general feedback 🙂
I'll head over to notes thread or post new.

 

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Please can we have the choice to choose between murals and scenes also.
I liked being able to change all my devices with one click instead of having to go to each device and create a lighting effect.
 

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7 hours ago, jockorange said:

Please can we have the choice to choose between murals and scenes also

Murals is Scenes.  They simply need to put the previous lighting presets back in place.  

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Regarding the Monitor Capture, any chance you can integrate a monitor capture for just the background/wallpaper? It's kinda annoying having my LEDs constantly flash as i move windows between monitors and I think it's cool to have it only capture the colors of the current background/wallpaper that way you can have a whole theme setup!

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I also don't mean the image capture function. Since my wallpapers dynamically and automatically change every hour, it would be cool to have my LEDs automatically change as well with whatever background or wallpaper is chosen at random by my computer and not have those colors be interfered by whatever window I have on screen at the moment. You could call it "Background Capture" or something.

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On 11/23/2022 at 5:17 PM, Capt.riotson said:

Regarding the Monitor Capture, any chance you can integrate a monitor capture for just the background/wallpaper? It's kinda annoying having my LEDs constantly flash as i move windows between monitors and I think it's cool to have it only capture the colors of the current background/wallpaper that way you can have a whole theme setup!

Create a mural from an image of your desktop

 

ahh, just seen your next post

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On 11/20/2022 at 11:13 AM, Bonzo9 said:

 

Is there anyway to delete individual Murals that we do not like, as the trash can icon isn't coming up on them like it does with the scenes or even to edit what already there?

 

No, we seem to have lost that in this first release. I expect it to come back for the standard presets like blue, yellow, rainbow. There’s no reason to force users to showcase features they are not using. 

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On 11/23/2022 at 12:37 PM, Capt.riotson said:

I also don't mean the image capture function. Since my wallpapers dynamically and automatically change every hour, it would be cool to have my LEDs automatically change as well with whatever background or wallpaper is chosen at random by my computer and not have those colors be interfered by whatever window I have on screen at the moment. You could call it "Background Capture" or something.

I haven't installed it yet, but this would seem to suggest that we cannot combine murals and wallpaper engine (in terms of just background). That would've been really nice as then we could properly position our equipment so it matches the physical layout, while being able to use Wallpaper Engine.

Do you use profiles for keyboard/mouse buttons? If using dynamic wallpapers (and not set LEDs), how are you determining which profile you are on if using mouse/hotkey to change profiles.  Yes, I'm still harping about not having an OSD.

 

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Reinstalled murals to give it a try after installing two LC100 sets.

Well now murals has another issue. When I go to the profiles I created to get each of the individual scenes back via lighting link rain and color pulse no longer function correctly.

Color pulse between color changes flashes a mural watercolor scene and rain is constantly stuck with a default mural pattern that the rain pattern flashes over. What rain used to do is your icue items where blacked out and flashs like rain drops randomly appeared on them. Now it has a constant watercolor pattern lit up on it instead of being dark and you barely see any rain pattern overlayed.

Uninstalling again.

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On 11/16/2022 at 4:25 PM, Corsair Notepad said:

The effects the SCENES feature included are the very same lighting effects available when configuring the lighting on a per device level. There is even the Lighting Link effects which allow for the desired effects, or effects to be synced across all devices. These options have always been available when configuring per device lighting effects.

ASUS support needs to be readded.

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9 hours ago, Sorata said:

Reinstalled murals to give it a try after installing two LC100 sets.

Well now murals has another issue. When I go to the profiles I created to get each of the individual scenes back via lighting link rain and color pulse no longer function correctly.

Color pulse between color changes flashes a mural watercolor scene and rain is constantly stuck with a default mural pattern that the rain pattern flashes over. What rain used to do is your icue items where blacked out and flashes like rain drops randomly appeared on them. Now it has a constant watercolor pattern lit up on it instead of being dark and you barely see any rain pattern overlayed.

Uninstalling again.

Ok after reverting to the older icue I figured out when switching to the Rain "scene selection it works as designed and I mentioned above but if you do it by lighting link it acts up like it did with the murals. So unless you add back the scenes menu the effects will not work right at least for me as lighting link will not display the effect properly. Setting a few of the older scenes up the way you suggest in lighting link works no where close to how it did like the old scenes menu for rain and color pulse etc.

If it helps this is my setup.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme  EATX gaming motherboard 
Intel Core i9-13900K (Thermal Grizzly Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame, RockItCool COPPER IHS KIT , liquid metal delid) 6.2ghz
32GB (2x16) G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series 32GB 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 7600 (PC5-60800) ----will be switched to 7600 DDR Dominator this week

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX® 4090 OC Edition 24GB 
EK-Quantum Vector² Strix/TUF RTX 4090 D-RGB ABP Set - Nickel + Plexi
LIAN LI PW-PCI-420 Premium PCI-E 16X 4.0 Black Extender Riser Cable Length 200mm
Five - 2TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2 Drives
2.5" Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD
2.5" Samsung 870 EVO 4TB SSD
EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 300 D5 PWM D-RGB - Plexi
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB - Plexi Monoblock
Go Chiller Original graphene-based liquid coolant
2) Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 420mm Water Cooling Radiators
7) Corsair QL140 RGB 140mm RGB LED Fan
4) Corsair QL140 RGB 120mm RGB LED Fan
2) Corsair iCUE Commander Core XT Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller (4 thermal probes installed, 1 intake, 1 exhaust, 1 resevoir, 1 above PSU)
1) iCUE Lighting Node PRO RGB Lighting Controller
Several Pirate Dog Tech Icue cables
Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W 80+ Gold Full Modular SLI/Crossfire Ready ATX 3.0 Standard Power Supply
Corsair 7000X Case
Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — CHERRY® MX Speed — Silver
Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse
Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS Gaming Mouse Pad
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT Gaming Headset
Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand
ROG SWIFT PG32UQX NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Ultimate Gaming Monitor – 32 inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160

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12 minutes ago, Sorata said:

Ok after reverting to the older icue I figured out when switching to the Rain "scene selection it works as designed and I mentioned above but if you do it by lighting link it acts up like it did with the murals. So unless you add back the scenes menu the effects will not work right at least for me as lighting link will not display the effect properly. Setting a few of the older scenes up the way you suggest in lighting link works no where close to how it did like the old scenes menu for rain and color pulse etc.

If it helps this is my setup.

ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 Extreme  EATX gaming motherboard 
Intel Core i9-13900K (Thermal Grizzly Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame, RockItCool COPPER IHS KIT , liquid metal delid) 6.2ghz
32GB (2x16) G.SKILL Trident Z5 RGB Series 32GB 288-Pin PC RAM DDR5 7600 (PC5-60800) ----will be switched to 7600 DDR Dominator this week

ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX® 4090 OC Edition 24GB 
EK-Quantum Vector² Strix/TUF RTX 4090 D-RGB ABP Set - Nickel + Plexi
LIAN LI PW-PCI-420 Premium PCI-E 16X 4.0 Black Extender Riser Cable Length 200mm
Five - 2TB Samsung 980 PRO M.2 Drives
2.5" Samsung 860 EVO 2TB SSD
2.5" Samsung 870 EVO 4TB SSD
EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 300 D5 PWM D-RGB - Plexi
EK-Quantum Momentum² ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme D-RGB - Plexi Monoblock
Go Chiller Original graphene-based liquid coolant
2) Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 420mm Water Cooling Radiators
7) Corsair QL140 RGB 140mm RGB LED Fan
4) Corsair QL140 RGB 120mm RGB LED Fan
2) Corsair iCUE Commander Core XT Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller (4 thermal probes installed, 1 intake, 1 exhaust, 1 resevoir, 1 above PSU)
1) iCUE Lighting Node PRO RGB Lighting Controller
Several Pirate Dog Tech Icue cables
Thermaltake Toughpower GF3 1650W 80+ Gold Full Modular SLI/Crossfire Ready ATX 3.0 Standard Power Supply
Corsair 7000X Case
Corsair K95 RGB PLATINUM Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — CHERRY® MX Speed — Silver
Corsair DARK CORE RGB PRO Wireless Gaming Mouse
Corsair MM800 RGB POLARIS Gaming Mouse Pad
Corsair Virtuoso RGB Wireless XT Gaming Headset
Corsair ST100 RGB Premium Headset Stand
ROG SWIFT PG32UQX NVIDIA® G-SYNC® Ultimate Gaming Monitor – 32 inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160

Spending a lot for icue to not work right. Would be cheaper and uses less space  to dump the hubs, nodes and adaptors and switch out to better non icue fans and just turn it all over to aura sync since it all natively supports it already.

Edit to above is the build has two Lighting Node Pros not 1 and two LC100 sets. Icue Nexus on keyboard

 

The second PC I built my brother also has icue but I may remove all that before I give it to him for xmas since its so messed up right now and I want him to have a simple easy experience as he isnt as PC literate as me.

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I personally find the included murals to be lacking, also why remove the old template which, as many have reported, were appreciated? 

A feature should not exclude the other. 

+1 here on Asus Z690-F I have lost the link to the iCue ecosystem, a further feature left out to add these "murals". Seems a series of decision one wondered how the meeting actually went to agree on these badly implemented "features". 

Built my first system with all Cosair parts two months ago, just happened due of custom loop cooling kit, and it is was not bad to start with, two months and it has already become incredibly frustrating compared with your average Cooler Master RGB fans very similar to the QL for half the price.

 

 

 

 

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On 11/15/2022 at 4:51 PM, HotWasabiPeas said:

Well I updated my BIOS  to the latest version and I completely uninstalled iCUE then reinstalled the latest version. Still I cannot get the  Rainbow Mural to work as it basically looks white..there is no rainbow color effect. I gave up and just manually set the scene for each device to Rainbow Wave and it works fine and looks like it used to before this "Mural" beta update. I still can't figure out why Rainbow Mural doesn't work, but also none of the other new murals look good to me. They all look washed out.  The only ones that look correct are the Corsair Yellow and Blue murals. I give up.

Just seen this, same here, I have tried after reading your post and it is rubbish, even moving stuff on the murals tab it does not match, all new QL fans with new Corsair Hydro XD5 kit.

 

 

 

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Loving the new features but I cant seem to get the Monitor capture to work with my main monitor. WOrks fine with the other three but its completely black with my main one.

 

Also if we use a video with black in it the LEDs that are in the black portions of the video still turn on which can ruin the effect.

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