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Selecting "New" from the Pixel Editor's File menu allows you to create a new musical or animation sequence, where the channel settings are based on an existing Pixel Editor Preview.

 

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If you choose “Musical Sequence”, you will first be prompted to select a music or video file. Then you will be prompted for other details as shown below. Choosing the correct preview is the most important, as all of the channel information in the sequence will be based on the props defined in that preview. The Author field will default to the name on your Light-O-Rama license; however, you can change it if needed. Then you need to select whether to create a fixed timing grid or an empty freeform timing grid. You can select either one or both. Click the “Create’ button when you are finished. The name of the musical sequence will default to the name of the music or video file you selected; although you can change this when you save the new sequence for the first time.

 

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Creating a new animation sequence is very similar, except you must also specify the total length of your sequence. The format of the length field is minutes:seconds. The name of the animation sequence will default to “New_Animation_1”; although you can change this when you save the new sequence for the first time.

 

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Note that each prop’s Sequence Method is taken into account when creating the new sequence. Props with a Sequence Method of “Sequence Editor” will be visible in the Sequence Editor and the channels for that prop will be set according to values in the Pixel Editor preview at the time the sequence was created. Props with a Sequence Method of “Pixel Editor” will be visible in the Pixel Editor and the channels for that prop will be kept synchronized with any updates to the selected Pixel Editor preview.

 

In the following picture we have a prop with a Sequence Method of “Sequence Editor”.

 

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After creating a new sequence, notice that in that in the Sequence Editor it shows up with the correct channel settings and color.

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