The Right-Click Context Menu

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In the Light-O-Rama Sequence Editor, sequences are represented using a grid.  Rows in the grid represent channels, and columns in the grid represent the duration between timings.  Cells in the grid are used to display what lighting effects are set in the sequence for that point in time on those channels.

 

Right-clicking on the grid brings up a popup menu.  This menu contains several items which allow you to modify the currently selected cells, in a variety of ways.  For example, you can insert lighting effects, cut, copy, and paste (both effects and timings), and delete or resize timings.

 

The following items are available on this right-click context menu:

 

Fade Down
Fade Up
On
Off
Set Intensity
Shimmer
Toggle
Twinkle
Fill
Background Effects
Foreground Effects
Select Row(s)
Select Column(s)
Cut
Copy
Paste
Paste Multiple
Copy Timing
Paste Timing at...
Paste Timing at (centisecond)
Paste Timing Multiple
Insert Timing at...
Insert Timing at (centisecond)
Insert Multiple Timings
Subdivide Timings
Delete Timing at (centisecond)
Delete Selected Timings
Resize Timings to...
Resize Timings to Equal Times
Clear Freeform Play Range

 

RightClickContextMenu

The right-click context menu

 

Fade Down

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert a fade down effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Fade Up

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert a fade up effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

On

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert an on effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Off

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert an off effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Set Intensity

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert a set intensity effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Shimmer

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert a shimmer effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Toggle

 

This item on the right-click context menu will toggle the effects in the currently selected cell or cells between on and off.  Any that had been off will be turned on; all others will be turned off (note that this includes not just those that had been on, but also, for example, those that had been shimmers or fades).

 

Twinkle

 

This item on the right-click context menu will insert a twinkle effect into the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Fill

 

This item on the right-click context menu will apply a fill to every off event in the currently selected cell or cells.

 

Background Effects

 

This submenu of the right-click context menu can be used to insert various effects (such as fades and shimmers) into the currently selected cell or cells, using background effects mode.

 

Note that this does not turn on background effects mode permanently; it merely enables it for this one insertion.

 

Foreground Effects

 

This submenu of the right-click context menu can be used to insert various effects (such as fades and shimmers) into the currently selected cell or cells, using foreground effects mode.

 

Note that this does not turn on foreground effects mode permanently; it merely enables it for this one insertion.

 

Select Row(s)

 

This item on the right-click context menu changes the selection so that any rows that are in the selection become completely selected.  That is, the selection will stay on the same row or rows, but from time zero to the end of the track.

 

Select Column(s)

 

This item on the right-click context menu changes the selection so that any column or columns that are in the selection become completely selected.  That is, the selection will stay on the same time range, but from the first channel to the last.

 

Cut

 

This item on the right-click context menu will cut the effects from the currently selected cell or cells.  Please see "Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Multiple" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Copy

 

This item on the right-click context menu will copy the effects from the currently selected cell or cells.  Please see "Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Multiple" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Paste

 

This item on the right-click context menu will paste effects into the sequence, starting at the start of the currently selected cell or cells.  Please see "Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Multiple" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Paste Multiple

 

This item on the right-click context menu opens a dialog that can be used to paste several copies of effects into the sequence, starting from the currently selected cell or cells.  For example, you can choose to paste the effects three times in a row horizontally, and two times in a row vertically.  Please see "Cut, Copy, Paste, and Paste Multiple" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Copy Timing

 

This item on the right-click context menu will copy the timings from the currently selected cell or cells.  Please see "Copy and Paste Timings" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Paste Timing at ...

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence.  It opens a dialog asking you for the time that you want to paste the timings to (defaulting to the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu).  Please see "Copy and Paste Timings" on the Edit menu for details, and Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Paste Timing at (centisecond)

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence, starting at the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu.  Please see "Copy and Paste Timings" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Paste Timing Multiple

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to paste copied timings into the sequence, multiple times in a row.  Please see "Copy and Paste Timings" on the Edit menu for details.

 

Insert Timing at ...

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to insert a timing into the sequence.  It opens a dialog asking you for the time that you want to insert a timing at (defaulting to the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu).  Please see Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Insert Timing at (centisecond)

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to insert a timing into the sequence at the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu.

 

Insert Multiple Timings

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to insert multiple evenly-spaced timings into the selected cell or cells, based on the length of the entire selection.  See "Insert Multiple Timings" on the Timings submenu of the Edit menu for details.

 

Also see "Subdivide Timings" for similar, but different, functionality.

 

Subdivide Timings

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to insert multiple evenly-spaced timings into each selected cell, based on the length of the cell.  See "Subdivide Timings" on the Timings submenu of the Edit menu for details.

 

Also see "Insert Multiple Timings" for similar, but different, functionality.

 

Delete Timing at (centisecond)

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to delete the timing closest on the left to the time that you right-clicked when opening the context menu.

 

Delete Selected Timings

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to delete the timings inside the currently selected cells.  Note that the two timings on the edges of the currently selected cells are not deleted.

 

Resize Timings to ...

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to change the duration of time between the selected timings.  It will not allow any of the timings to be pushed beyond the next timing in the sequence.  Please see Time Format for details on how to enter times.

 

Note that the length of the sequence will not be affected, nor the positions of the timings past the selected range.  So, if you choose to resize some timings such that their total length decreases, this will cause the cell just past them to increase in size (since the last selected timing is moved earlier, while the next timing remains the same).

 

Resize Timings to Equal Times

 

This item on the right-click context menu can be used to change the duration of time between the selected timings so that all such durations are equal (or as close to equal as possible).  For example, if you select two cells with durations of 0.2 seconds and 0.8 seconds, and use "Resize Timings to Equal Times", they will both change to 0.5 seconds.

 

Clear Freeform Play Range

 

If a track has a freeform play range selected, this item on the right-click context menu can be used to remove it.