Control Lights Window

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The "Control Lights" window is normally docked on the right side of the main Light-O-Rama S5 Sequencer program window. To keep the window open, click the pin icon in the upper right corner of the window. It can also be dragged and dropped such that it "floats" outside of the main window.

 

From the Control Lights window you can:

 

Control whether the effects in your sequence are sent to real lights

Specify whether lights will be turned off when playback stops

Turn all lights off immediately

Access Light-O-Rama Network Preferences

Specify which networks are enabled when controlling lights

 

S5ControlLights

 

 

Control Lights Check Box

 

If the Control Lights box is checked, then the Sequencer will control your lights. This setting applies to all open sequences.

 

When the Control Lights box is checked, the Sequencer will send out data to:

 

A prop when an effect for that prop is selected in the sequencing grid
 

A prop when you double click on the prop’s name (or right-click on the prop name and select one of the play options)
 

All props when you click one of the play buttons above the sequencing grid.

 

If the Control Panel is not running and the “Control Lights” box is checked, you will get this message:

 

S5ConnectionLost

 

 

Turn Lights Off When Playback Stops

 

This check box specifies whether lights should be turned off whenever playback stops. This only affects playback in the sequencer; it does not affect playback in a scheduled show.

 

 

Lights Off Now

 

This will turn off all lights on the networks being controlled.

 

 

Networks Being Controlled

 

Check the boxes next to each network that you want to control. Each Light-O-Rama network will be listed separately. If you have DMX universes defined, they will be grouped together into a single line item.

 

 

Why Aren't My Lights Turning On?

 

Before trying to control your lights, make sure these steps are done first:

 

Connect LOR and/or DMX USB adapters to the computer where the Sequencer is running.
 

Make sure your light controllers are initialized correctly with the correct unit IDs (for the LOR protocol) and DMX universes (for the DMX protocol).

 

Make sure the firmware for your controllers is up-to-date.
 

Define the LOR and DMX lighting networks in the Light-O-Rama Network Preferences tool.

 

Motion Effects (including SuperStar effects) can only be sent to enhanced LOR networks and DMX networks.
 

Connect your light controllers to the USB adapters (or to your Ethernet network in the case of E1.31 devices).
 

Ensure all lights and controllers have power.
 

Start the Light-O-Rama Control Panel if you haven't already done so. You should see the light bulb icon in the Windows notification area (also called the "system tray")  in the lower right corner of your screen.

 

No shows should be currently scheduled or playing. The light bulb icon in the Windows notification area should be red.​

 

The Hardware Utility should be closed while the Sequencer is running.

Make sure the props you have created in your S5 preview have the correct network, unit IDs, and circuit numbers defined (they must match the hardware settings).