Effect Length

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Effect Length

In the Sequencer, every effect on the sequence grid has a length. Even when you open the Motion Effect Generator with no sequence open, effects are displayed with a default length of 5 seconds. Over the course of the effect, palette colors and parameter values can change:

 

You can set a color transition for a palette entry. The effect will begin with the starting color and smoothly transition to the ending color.

For slider controls, you can set a starting and ending value or have the value change with the loudness of the music.

 

 

Playback Modes

 

There are 2 playback modes in the Motion Effect Generator: continuous and fixed. The mode is switched by clicking the button with the blue loop icon.

 

Continuous Playback: playback never stops. After effect playback has reached the effect length, the ending value of color transitions and slider controls is used.

 

Continuous playback

Continuous playback

 

Fixed Playback: playback stops once the effect length is reached. A progress bar shows playback status.

 

Fixed playback (loop button has a slash through it)

Fixed playback (loop button has a slash through it)

 

 

Restart Effect Button

 

In both modes, a play button is available to restart the effect from the beginning.

 

Play button (third from the left)

Play button (third from the left)

 

 

Mute Button

 

When editing effects in musical sequences, a mute button is displayed so you can choose to hear the music that goes with the effect, or not.

 

Sound enabled

Sound enabled

 

Sound disabled

Sound disabled