Use palettes to create pixel LED color animations

Palettes are scary… at least from our experience with clients. But at the same time, it’s one of the most powerful tool you can use to create color effects in LED Strip Studio software. Let’s dive into how you can use them.

Creating Strip Scene #

Strip scene allows you to define color effect for each individual LED segment in your workspace. To create Strip Scene just click the icon in the main ribbon of the LED Strip Studio.

Color Keyframes #

Once you’ve added the strip scene, you can select some of the LED segment from your mapping. Once you do that, you can choose Add Animation in the Settings part of the strip scene window:

Once you click the Add Animation, new empty animation is created. The top most part contains color palette keyframes. You can use left mouse double-click to add new keyframe:

Now at the bottom black strip you can add one or more color palette points:

You can change the color of selected palette point using the color button (with the black triangle):

Now that you know, how to create the color palette keyframes, you can create animations. The easiest way is to right mouse click the keyframe and select Create default animation:

It will create two keyframes – one with Position set to 0 at the start and one with Position set to 100 at the end. This will create classical color scrolling palette.

How to create more advanced animations? #

Those are all information you need to create simple animations using color palette. But the creation of the more complex animations is using the very same tools. You can add more keyframes, you can use Repeats or you can set duration of the animations. We recommend to watch the attached video, which will give you a complete overview of all the tricks we use.

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