Show Editor

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The Light-O-Rama Show Editor is used to create shows.  Shows are groups of sequences to be played as a group.  They can be scheduled to play at certain times using the Schedule Editor, and will then be played using the Show Player.

 

To start the Show Editor, you can run it from your computer's Start Menu by selecting "All Programs" -> "Light-O-Rama" -> "Light-O-Rama Show Editor".  Alternatively, if the Light-O-Rama Control Panel is already running, you can right-click its icon in your computer's system tray, and select "Show Editor" from the popup menu that will open.

 

Shows consist of several sections.  Each section serves a different purpose - for example, the "startup section" is a list of sequences that will be played when the show begins, while the "animation section" is a list of animation sequences that will be played throughout most of the show's duration (after startup and before shutdown).  All sections are optional.

 

For details on each of the sections, please refer to the following:

 

The Background Section

The Startup Section

The Animation Section

The Musical Section

The Interactive Section

The Shutdown Section

 

The Show Editor consists of six main tabs, and a toolbar at their top.  Each of the tabs is associated with one of the six sections of the show (such as "background" and "animation"), while the toolbar has buttons to create, open, and save shows.

 

To add a sequence to a section, click on that section's tab, and then on the large "+" button.  This will prompt you for the name of the sequence that you want to add.  Similarly, to remove one, select the sequence from the section's list by clicking on its name, and then click the large "-" button.

 

A sequence can be moved up or down in a section's list by clicking on its name and then on the large up arrow or down arrow buttons.  This generally affects the order that the sequences will be played in, but not always: For example, in the musical section, you can select that the sequences will be played in the order listed, or in a random shuffle; if you choose the latter, it doesn't matter what order they are listed in.  Similarly, in the animation section, you can select that the sequences be played simultaneously (as opposed to sequentially); if you do, their listed order does not matter.

 

ShowEditorMusical

The Show Editor's tab for the musical section of a show