The New Animation Dialog
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The Sequence Editor's New Animation dialog is used to create a new animation sequence. The New Animation dialog is opened by selecting "New Animation Sequence" from the New and Open dialog's "New Sequence" tab. The New and Open dialog, in turn, can be opened in a few ways:
•Using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-N.
For detailed help, please refer to the following sections:
The New Animation dialog
Once set, even if set to a blank value, this cannot be changed.
Specify the number of channels that you want in this sequence. You can always change this later, by adding or removing channels, for example via the Channel Configuration screen or via a channel's right-click popup menu.
If you check this box, the channels in your newly created sequence will automatically be set up to use Light-O-Rama controllers. The first channel will be set up to use unit 1 circuit 1, the next unit 1 circuit 2, and so forth, up through unit 1 circuit 16, and then on to unit 2, and so forth. All such channels will be set up to use the regular LOR network.
The time can include hours, minutes, seconds, and hundredths of a second. For details on the format used to specify various lengths of time, please see Time Format.
This allows you to tell the Sequence Editor to automatically insert timings into the new sequence. Timings are the spots in time where you can easily place lighting effects - for example, turn a string of lights on, or have it twinkle, or have it fade down.
If you don't know how far apart you want timings to be, just take a guess. You can always insert, delete, or move timings later. Note that although the New Animation dialog only allows you to set timings up at equal lengths from each other, timings in general can be any length from each other. For example, you could later add a timing three seconds away from another, and a third timing half a second away from that one.
If you select "Some other value", you can enter any length you want, rather than one of the defaults. For details on the format used to specify various lengths of time, please see Time Format.
Unless you chose "Don't add any timings" in response to the question "How much time should be in between timings?", then if this box is checked, the sequence's initial timing grid will be a fixed timing grid. Otherwise, it will be a freeform timing grid.
If you create an animation sequence without having selected "Use Loops", and you later decide that you do want loops in the sequence, you can add a loop level by selecting "Turn on Loops" from the Edit menu.
If you turn this checkbox on, your answers to the questions in this dialog will be saved so that whenever you create a new animation sequence in the future, those answers will automatically show up in this dialog as the default answers.
If you turn this checkbox on, then whenever you create new animation sequences in the future, you will not be presented with this dialog. Instead, the default answers to the questions will be used.