Locks

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While working in the Light-O-Rama Visualizer, you may find that your stage is cluttered and that you keep accidentally changing a fixture or prop that you don't intend to change.  To prevent this from happening, you can "lock" the object.  There are multiple ways to lock or unlock an object:

 

Select it, go to its properties, and click the "Locked" checkbox
Select it, and press the "Lock" or "Unlock" icon in the toolbar
Click the area to the left of the name in the object list.

 

When an object is locked, you cannot select it in the main editing area.  The object will still be there, but it won't react.  If, however, you select it in the object list on the right (by clicking on its name), the lock is ignored and you can work with the object.

 

Note that it is possible to lock a prop while still leaving the features associated with that prop unlocked.

 

There are two different kinds of lock - fixture lock or prop lock - which means there are four possible lock stats: none (blank), Fixture Locked, Prop Locked, and Both Locked.

 

Fixture Mode

The lock is either blank (unlocked) or blue (the fixture is locked).  The system ignores the state of the prop if this fixture is assigned to one.

 

Prop Mode - Normal Display Mode

(This means every fixture of a prop is displayed in the list).  All three colors are used:

 

Blue Lock: The fixture is not part of a prop (so it is considered a "virtual" prop), and the fixture itself is locked, or this is a real prop, and it is unlocked, while this particular fixture is locked.

 

Purple Lock: The prop is locked, but this particular fixture (which is part of the locked prop) is unlocked.

 

Yellow Lock: The prop is locked, and this particular fixture is locked as well.

 

Prop Mode - Simple Display Mode

(Only the prop name or the virtual prop name is displayed).  All three colors are used:

 

Blue Lock: This is a virtual prop (it is actually just a fixture that is not assigned to a prop), and the fixture is locked, or this is a real prop and one or more of the fixtures assigned to the prop are locked, but the prop is not locked.

 

Purple Lock: This prop is locked, and none of the fixtures associated to the prop are locked (all are unlocked).

 

Yellow Lock: This prop is locked, and one or more of the fixtures associated to the prop are locked as well.