Arch/Fan Wizard

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This Light-O-Rama Visualizer wizard allows you to create light arches or fans with either strings or CCRs.

 

Example Picture
Prop (Arch) Name
Type of Arch
Size
First Segment Location
Number of Segments
Light Type
Pixels per Segment
Fan Options
OK
Cancel

 

ArchFanWizard

The Visualizer's Arch/Fan Wizard

 

Example Picture

 

Shows what the arch or fan will look like with the parameters you have specified.

 

Prop (Arch) Name

 

The name the prop will be given when the arch or fan is created in the editor.  Any fixtures created will use this name plus a sequential number (e.g. "Example Arch 1" for the prop name "Example Arch").

 

Type of Arch

 

Allows you to choose if you are creating an arch (a semicircle of lights) or a fan (a semicircle of lights that start at the center and extend to the outside edge).

 

Size

 

Size of the arch or fan in pixels.  You can always make the prop larger or smaller by using the tool handles in the editor.

 

First Segment Location

 

Allows you to control if the first arch or fan segment is created on the left side or the right side of the prop.

 

Number of Segments

 

The number of separate segments the arch will consist of (1 through 16).  For light strings, every segment created becomes a fixture and thus is controlled by its own set of channels.

 

For arches that use less than four segments, the "Allow Arch Correction" option becomes available.  When checked, this option will enhance the look of the arch, making it appear more round than angular.

 

Light Type

 

The type of lights you will use in your simulation for this arch or fan (strings, CCR or DMX Pixel).

 

Pixels per Segment

 

If you selected the CCR or DMX Pixel light type, this option allows you to set the number of pixels each segment will use.  For example, a seven segment arch that uses five pixels per segment will require 35 total pixels.

 

Fan Options

 

The following options only apply to fans, and are unavailable for arches:

 

Inside Radius
Density
Segments Start at Center (Vs. Edge)

 

Inside Radius

 

The size (in pixels) of the inside curve.  Lights "radiate" from the outside semicircle (size) to the inside semicircle (designated by the inside size).

 

Density

 

The number of radii that each segment consists of.

 

Segments Start at Center (Vs. Edge)

 

When creating the radii, the Visualizer will normally create them with a start point on the outside semicircle inwards to the inside semicircle.  Checking this box reverses that.  This is handy for CCR or DMX Pixel fans when pixel order is important.

 

OK

 

Create the arch or fan.

 

Cancel

 

Close the dialog with no change.