This section covers techniques for modifying existing effects.
•You can also use cut, copy, paste, and repeat to modify a sequence -- which is covered in the clipboard topic.
Covered in this topic are:
A condensed list of keyboard shortcuts for modifying a sequence can be found in the Keyboard Shortcut Summary.
This section refers to "double-clicking". However, whether it is a "plain double-click" or a "Ctrl-Shift double-click" is controlled by the Double-Click Preference.
Double-clicking on an effect in the sequencing grid will select all of the cells for that effect, then open a dialog window that allows the effect to be modified:
•Regular Channels - effect can be changed from intensity, shimmer, twinkle, or DMX intensity
•RGB Channels - colors can be modified
•SuperStar Effects - SuperStar is opened, allowing the effect to be edited
•Other Motion Effects - the Motion Effect Generator is opened
•Loops - the repeat count and speed can be modified
If the effect is modified and the user clicks “OK”, then those modifications are applied to the selected cells. In the following picture, one of the cells in the second row was double-clicked, causing all of the cells for that effect to be selected (including the ramp up and ramp down portions).
The nudge tools allow you to make small adjustments to existing effects in the grid. By default, each click of the button moves effects in 0.05 second increments. However, if you hold the Ctrl key down while clicking the button, effects will move in 0.25 second increments.
Effects can also be moved left or right by using the Skew Selection command.
Nudge tools on the toolbar
When you click on this button, any effects completely or partially within the selected area will be moved to the left.
When you click on this button, any effects completely or partially within the selected area will be moved to the right.
When you click on this button, any effects completely or partially within the selected area will be shortened. The starting time of the effect remains the same.
When you click on this button, any effects completely or partially within the selected area will be lengthened. The starting time of the effect remains the same.
When you click this button, all effects (except RGB effects) display a drag handle on each side of the effect. Dragging the red part of the handle with your mouse will move the edge of the effect. Dragging the green part of the handle will create a fade. When your cursor is over the green part of the handle the cursor will change to an angle. The direction of the angle will indicate whether you are creating a fade in or a fade out.
You can change the colors of RGB Channel effects by:
•setting Effect Type to "Color" and select the new color
Tools to change the intensity of existing effects are accessed by right-clicking on the sequence grid, then opening the Existing Effects (foreground) Sub-menu.
You can also change the intensity of existing effects by using the "Change Intensity" select action on the toolbar. To use the tool, set the intensity range and slope to the desired values, then select a region of the grid containing effects you want to change.
•use the Shift-M keyboard shortcut
This command will toggle the effects in the selected area 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).
You can invoke it by:
•Selecting the Toggle select action on the toolbar, then selecting an area of the grid to toggle.
•Selecting an area on the grid, then right-clicking and select "Toggle" on the Advanced Tools sub-menu.
•Selecting an area on the grid, then using the "G" shortcut key