Right-Click Existing Effects (foreground) Sub-menu

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Right-Click Existing Effects (foreground) Sub-menu

The "Existing Effects (foreground)" sub-menu contains a list of functions that are applied to existing effects in the selected area. These functions do not make any changes to grid cells that are empty.

 

The available functions are:

 

Fade Down Across Selection

Fade Up Across Selection

Fade Down Each Effect

Fade Up Each Effect

Set to Max Intensity

Set to Min Intensity

Apply Toolbar Effect

Apply Toolbar Color   (RGB channels only)

Apply Toolbar Hue   (RGB channels only)

Lower to Max Intensity (cap)

Raise to Min Intensity (floor)

Increase Intensity

Decrease Intensity

Scale Intensity

 

RightClickExistingEffectsSubmenu

 

 

Fade Down Across Selection

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the maximum intensity in the intensity range to the left side of the selection, and ramps down to the minimum intensity on the right. This is useful for fading out your lights at the end of a sequence.

 

Before Fade Down

Before Fade Down

 

After Fade Down, intensity range 0-100%

After Fade Down, intensity range 0-100%

 

 

Fade Up Across Selection

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the minimum intensity in the intensity range to the left side of the selection, and ramps up to the maximum intensity on the right. This is useful for fading in your lights at the beginning of a sequence.

 

Before Fade Up

Before Fade Up

 

After Fade Up, intensity range 0-100%

After Fade Up, intensity range 0-100%

 

 

Fade Down Each Effect

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the maximum intensity in the intensity range to the left side of each effect, and ramps down to the minimum intensity on the right side of the effect.

 

Before Fade Down

Before Fade Down

 

After Fade Down, intensity range 0-100%

After Fade Down, intensity range 0-100%

 

 

Fade Up Each Effect

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the minimum intensity in the intensity range to the left side of each effect, and ramps up to the maximum intensity on the right side of the effect.

 

Before Fade Up

Before Fade Up

 

After Fade Up, intensity range 0-100%

After Fade Up, intensity range 0-100%

 

 

Set to Max Intensity

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the maximum intensity in the intensity range to each effect.

 

Before Max Intensity

Before Max Intensity

 

After Max Intensity, intensity range 0-100%

After Max Intensity, intensity range 0-100%

 

 

Set to Min Intensity

 

Resets intensities on existing effects in the selected area. This function applies the minimum intensity in the intensity range to each effect.

 

Before Min Intensity

Before Min Intensity

 

After Min Intensity, intensity range 25-50%

After Min Intensity, intensity range 25-50%

 

 

Apply Toolbar Effect

 

Changes existing effects in the selected area to be the effect on the toolbar. It does not change the intensity.

 

Regular Channels

 

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect"

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect"

 

After "Apply Toolbar Effect", effect on toolbar was SHIMMER

After "Apply Toolbar Effect", effect on toolbar was SHIMMER

 

RGB Channels

 

On RGB channels, the color is maintained; only the toolbar effect is applied.

 

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect"

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect"

 

After "Apply Toolbar Effect", effect on toolbar was SHIMMER

After "Apply Toolbar Effect", effect on toolbar was SHIMMER

 

Motion Effect Rows

 

In order to use this tool with motion effect rows:

 

1.Left-click on a motion effect that you want to apply to another area. This makes the effect you clicked on the "current effect", and it will be displayed in the playback window.

2.Using the right-click and drag technique, drag over the destination and select this menu item from the pop-up menu.

3.Any existing motion effects in the selected area will be changed to the source effect, while leaving the intensity of those effects unchanged.

 

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect" (Bars)

Before "Apply Toolbar Effect" (Bars)

 

After "Apply Toolbar Effect" (Snowflakes)

After "Apply Toolbar Effect" (Snowflakes)

 

 

Apply Toolbar Color

 

Replaces the color of selected RGB channel effects with a new color. The new color will be taken from the Color Fade Tool if it is open; otherwise the color on the color fade button on the toolbar will be used.

 

Before "Apply Toolbar Color"

Before "Apply Toolbar Color"

 

After "Apply Toolbar Color" (green)

After "Apply Toolbar Color" (green)

 

 

Apply Toolbar Hue

 

Replaces the hue of selected RGB channel effects with a new hue. The new color will be taken from the Color Fade Tool if it is open; otherwise the color on the color fade button on the toolbar will be used. The difference between this tool and "Apply Toolbar Color" is that this tool will maintain any place there is a fade to black.

 

Before "Apply Toolbar Hue"

Before "Apply Toolbar Hue"

 

After "Apply Toolbar Hue" (green)

After "Apply Toolbar Hue" (green)

 

 

Lower to Max Intensity (cap)

 

The Cap operation imposes a maximum upon the intensities in the selected area.  This function applies the maximum intensity in the intensity range to each effect. The starting and ending effect intensities are treated independently. For example, using a percent of 80, any intensities above 80% of the effect type's maximum will be reduced to 80%, and any intensities that are already at or below 80% will be left unchanged.

 

Note that most effect types (intensity, twinkle, shimmer) have maximum possible values of 100, so for those effect types this means the same thing as "any intensity above 80 will be reduced to 80".  However, the DMX intensity effect has a maximum value of 255, not 100, so for it, capping with a percent of 80 means capping at a value of 204 (i.e. 80% of 255).

 

Before "Lower to Max Intensity"

Before "Lower to Max Intensity"

 

After "Lower to Max Intensity", intensity range 0-80%

After "Lower to Max Intensity", intensity range 0-80%

 

 

Raise to Min Intensity (floor)

 

The Floor operation imposes a minimum upon the intensities in the selected area.  This function applies the minimum intensity in the intensity range to each effect. The starting and ending effect intensities are treated independently. For example, using a percent of 80, any intensities below 80% of the effect type's maximum will be increased to 80% of the maximum, and any intensities that are already at or above 80% will be left unchanged.

 

Note that most effect types (intensity, twinkle, shimmer) have maximum possible values of 100, so for those effect types this means the same thing as "any intensity below 80 will be increased to 80".  However, DMX intensity effect has a maximum value of 255, not 100, so for it, imposing a floor with a percent of 80 means imposing a floor at a value of 204 (i.e. 80% of 255).

 

Before "Raise to Min Intensity"

Before "Raise to Min Intensity"

 

After "Raise to Min Intensity", intensity range 80-100%

After "Raise to Min Intensity", intensity range 80-100%

 

 

Increase Intensity

 

The Increase operation increases all intensities in the selected area by the specified percent of the effect type's maximum value.  For example, using a percent of 20, a fade up from 0 to 60 will be changed to a fade up from 20 to 80.

 

Note that most effect types (intensity, twinkle, shimmer) have maximum possible values of 100, so for those effect types this means the same thing as "any intensity will be increased by 20".  However, the DMX intensity effect has a maximum value of 255, not 100, so for it, increasing with a percent of 20 means increasing by a value of 51 (i.e. 20% of 255).

 

If the increase pushes any intensity above the effect type's maximum possible value, it will be set to that maximum.  For example, using a percent of 20, a fade up from 50 to 90 will be changed to a fade up from 70 to 100.

 

Before "Increase Intensity"

Before "Increase Intensity"

 

After "Increase Intensity" by 20

After "Increase Intensity" by 20

 

 

Decrease Intensity

 

The Reduce operation decreases all intensities in the selected area by the specified percent of the effect type's maximum value.  For example, using a percent of 20, a fade up from 50 to 60 will be changed to a fade up from 30 to 40.

 

Note that most effect types (intensity, twinkle, shimmer) have maximum possible values of 100, so for those effect types this means the same thing as "any intensity will be reduced by 20".  However, the DMX intensity effect type has a maximum value of 255, not 100, so for it, decreasing with a percent of 20 means decreasing by a value of 51 (i.e. 20% of 255).

 

If the decrease pushes any intensity below zero, it will be set to zero.  For example, using a percent of 20, a fade up from 10 to 90 will be changed to a fade up from 0 to 70.

 

Before "Decrease Intensity"

Before "Decrease Intensity"

 

After "Decrease Intensity" by 20

After "Decrease Intensity" by 20

 

 

Scale Intensity

 

The Scale operation scales all intensities in the selected area by the specified percentage.  For example, a percent of 200 means doubling; a fade up from 30 to 40 will become a fade up from 60 to 80.  A percent of 50 means halving; a fade up from 30 to 40 will become a fade up from 15 to 20.

 

If the scaling pushes any intensity above the effect type's maximum possible value, it will be set to that maximum.  For example, using a percent of 200, a fade up from 30 to 80 will become a fade up from 60 to 100.

 

Before "Scale Intensity"

Before "Scale Intensity"

 

After "Scale Intensity" by 50%

After "Scale Intensity" by 50%