Favorites

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Favorites

In the Sequencer’s Motion Effect Generator, if you create an effect and want to save it for later use, you can save it to the Favorite Effects area (bottom center). Motion effect favorites can also be viewed in the Effect Samples Window.

 

There are 2 main sections in the favorites "tree":

 

Effects created by you. These are stored under "My Favorites" and you have full control over these.

 

Effects created by Light-O-Rama. These are stored under "LOR Shared Favorites". You can double-click on these effects to load them into the Motion Effect Generator; however, you cannot save or import effects into this section. Light-O-Rama may occasionally update the shared favorites. Updates are downloaded automatically, so you could see additional effects appear here from time to time.

 

MotionEffectFavorites

 

To save the current Effect Generator settings as a favorite: first click a folder in the favorites tree where the effect should be saved (the first time click on “Favorites”), then click Save.

To recall a favorite (i.e. load it into the Effect Generator), just double click on it.

To move an entry up or down: select an entry by left-clicking on it, then use the up and/or down arrows on the toolbar to move it to the desired position.  You may find dragging and dropping items in the tree a faster method to move items around.

 

Right-Click Menu

 

Right-click menu

Right-click menu

 

Right-click on a folder or effect to view additional actions you can take. No menu will be displayed if you right-click on "LOR Shared Favorites" or any folder below it.

 

Move to top - makes the selected item (effect or folder) the first one in its branch of the tree.

Move to end - makes the selected item (effect or folder) the last one in its branch of the tree.

Rename - used to rename an effect or folder. You will be prompted for the new name.

Copy - used to make a copy of an exiting favorite effect. You will be prompted for the name of the copy.

Delete - used to delete an effect or an entire branch of the tree.

New Subfolder - used to add a new branch to the tree. You will be prompted for the name of the new folder.

Sort folder - used to alphabetize the items in a folder.

Import - used to import favorites from a file. You will be prompted for the file to import (must have an LPEFAV extension). Imported favorites will become children of the selected folder. Use this function to import favorites sent to you by another user.

Export - used to export favorites to a file. You will be prompted for the directory and file name. All children of the selected folder will be exported. This file will have an LPEFAV extension. Use this function to send some of your favorites to another user.

 

Drag And Drop

 

A drag operation in progress

A drag operation in progress

 

You can drag existing favorites up or down to reorder them. You can also drag them into another folder to reorganize your tree.

You can drag folders up or down to reorder them. Or you can drop them onto another folder to reorganize your tree.

You cannot drag anything under the  "LOR Shared Favorites" folder.