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There are several keys steps in the sequence process as shown in the flowchart below:
The main S5 Sequencer window is divided into several sub-windows. In the following picture it is shown with the sub-windows in their default positions; however, the layout of the sub-windows can be easily customized. Also, the S5 Sequencer comes with several themes that control the background and text colors in the main window. In the configuration that is shown, the Playback Window is pinned, meaning it stays open (notice the pin icon in the upper right corner of the window). The Preview Management Window and Control Lights Window on the right side are all unpinned, meaning you can click on the name of the window to open it temporarily, but once you click on something else the window will close. To change a window from pinned mode to unpinned mode (or vice versa), just click the pin icon for that window.
Sequences are displayed in the S5 Sequencer as a grid. Rows represent regular channels, RGB channels, motion effect rows, subsequences, beat channels or loops, and columns represent timings. Cells in the grid therefore represent the lighting effects that will happen on props at various points in time while the sequence is being played.
As an example, the following sequence has four props, each with a single channel. At the start of the sequence, the first prop's channel turns on. It stays on for half a second, then turns off, and the second prop's channel then turns on. Then it turns off, and the third turns on, and then the third turns off and the fourth turns on. This brings us two seconds into the sequence, at which point all four channels fade down, for a second. After that, the first and fourth channels start shimmering, while the second and third fade up:
A sequence with four channels, and various lighting effects
Notice that one cell is highlighted with a thick yellow box - the cell of the first channel from 3 seconds to 3.5 seconds. That is the currently selected cell. Various tools can be applied to the selected cell (or cells), for example to change the lighting effect used on that channel at that time.
For more detailed information about using the S5 Sequencer, please see the following topics:
The Sequencer with an open sequence