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What is the Fx-Wizard Effects Editor?

The fresh new feature developed to put the power of creation in your hands. Create highly advanced effects from scratch, with just a few taps. From multi-layered effects to a variety of patterns and blending options, YOU run the show.

Take some time to explore, play and get to know all the cool features in FX-Wizard, it will help you get confident with all the tools at your disposal!

You should feel free to create and unleash your creativity and imagination in the best Twinkly experience ever!

  • LET’s START!

The initial screen offers a choice among FX Wizard pattern selection, and the option of drawing directly with your finger…so first, choose your Pattern!

Remember that one of the exclusive functions of wizard is the possibility to overlaying multiple patterns (Click on the + inside the sidebar)

 

Available patterns:

  • Color
  • Stripes
  • Text (available for iOS only)
  • Gradient
  • Plasma
  • Sun
  • Sparkles available for iOS only)

All of the Patterns available, when selected, will enable you to use a range of tools to create your effect in the most customized way possible.

Each Pattern will have a suite of features that may vary slightly depending on the characteristics of the selected one.

You can choose from over 16 million colors, opening our famous super palette, adjust brightness, speed, shift, angle, and zoom, with some slight variation from pattern to pattern.

Before we look at each pattern one by one, we are very excited to announce another great new feature that will help make the effects creation experience, really magical: you can overlay patterns to add further options to the final effect (you will see some examples below, but just click on the + icon on the right side of the screen)

Pattern in-depth description

COLOR
Choose and create the perfect shade for your effect from the 16 million different ones available, in just 3 clicks:

  • Select the color palette you wish to apply to your effect
  • Using the + icon will open the palette and allow you to choose colors and brightness.
  • Using the BLEND function you can increase or decrease the light level.

STRIPES
Create your magical effect by moving the LEDs and making them follow the rhythm of the stripes: horizontal, vertical or diagonal, wide or thin, in the colors you prefer, and at the speed that best suits your amazing design set.

  • Select the colors of your striped effect using the COLOR  tool 
  • Select Speed, Shift, Zoom, Angle using the ADJUST tool
  • Using the BLEND function to increase or decrease the light level.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can decide to enter more than two stripes, up to a maximum of 5 by clicking on the + button in the Colors Details section.

TEXT
Enjoy all the power of Twinkly FX Wizard customizing your effects with texts and words

Messages, greetings, whatever the occasion, your Twinkly will always know what to say to your loved ones, your neighbors, your customers…the world over!

  • Select the colors of your text effect using the COLOR tool
  • Using the ADJUST tool, to write your text (Text), Zoom it, adjust its speed, its horizontal and vertical direction.
  • Using the BLEND tool to increase or decrease the light level.

IMPORTANT NOTE: 

  1. it is important to keep in mind that the definition of the text will be related to the density of the LEDs, the higher the number of LEDs and the smaller the space between them, the higher the definition of your text. The best performance can be reached by using a very high number of LEDs (this feature is especially dedicated to those who create large installations with Twinkly PRO).
  2. this pattern is only available on iOS

REMEMBER! In addition, you can apply the text to a personal pattern:

  • create your pattern with the setup you prefer
  • Click the + icon in the toolbar to the right of the screen
  • Click on the TEXT command
  • open the menu and choose your text and all the options you prefer.

In general, the “New layer” tool you find here with a “+” icon, allows you to add new levels, or layers, to the first one you created, mixing the patterns, to obtain even more complex and animated effects.

GRADIENT
Make your lights become super colorful and play with the palette to create unique and super customized color compositions!

Free your imagination and be inspired by the endless possibilities available for you.

  • choose the palette and the combinations you prefer using the COLOR tool (remember that you can open the palette with the + key)
  • using  the ADJUST to edit Speed, Shift, Zoom, and Agle
  • Using the BLEND tool to increase or decrease the light level.

PLASMA
Fill your installation with crazy and cool color schemes.

Dedicated to those who love a set of fluid and random colors and want to play with different shades so magical and stunning.

  • Using the ADJUST tool to edit Zoom, Angle, and Speed.
  • Using the BLEND tool to increase or decrease the light level.

IMPORTANT NOTE

  1. You can also change the colors of your PLASMA effect: once you have chosen all the options you like, click on the + icon on the right of the screen and select the COLOR pattern
  2. Pattern Plasma is not available for AWW LED profiles.

 

SUN
Get in the summertime mood with the superpower of the Sun and the rhythm of its rays that move with the colors you love more!

  • choose the palette and the combinations you prefer using the COLOR tool (remember that you can open the palette with the + key)
  • Using the ADJUST tool to edit Zoom, Angle, Speed, and Speed.
  • Using the BLEND tool to increase or decrease the light level.

SPARKLE
Make your awesome installation sparkle and give your place a funny, joyful flavor during the holiday season or, better yet, all year long!

  • choose the palette and the combinations you prefer using the COLOR tool (remember that you can open the palette with the + key) and by clicking on the + within the palette you can decide to add more than one color (up to a maximum of 3).
  • Using the ADJUST tool to edit Speed, and  Zoom and Agle
  • Using the BLEND tool to increase or decrease the light level.

IMPORTANT NOTE: this pattern is only available on iOS

SAVING EFFECTS OPTIONS
To save an effect and customizing your content further, just follow these few steps:

  • name your effect
  • decide how long it lasts before it repeats (duration) 
  • decide what it does when it repeats: it does nothing (none), it dissolves in a cross shape, fades to black (black).

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please consider that the “Save Effect” Pop up will appear only when creating the effect, not while editing, so if you want to change these parameters, you should create the effect anew as these are not editable values.

Personal effects will also be saved in the Cloud, this means that if you create custom effects and log out of your Twinlly account or if you uninstall/reinstall the app or if you change device, if you log in again you will still find them saved.

PREVIEW MODE
Keep in mind that when creating your new effect, if you want, you can act directly on a preview of the effect itself instead of your layout, tapping on the image icon you see on the top right bottom of the Wizard’s screen.

You will see a new screen with the effect preview, and you will be able to edit its features, by tapping on them and then control it using the slider to see the editing in realtime on the preview, or even tapping and sliding directly on the preview screen, to have a major control on your editing choices.

Using the preview mode, won’t stream the editing on your device, and will allow you to see the changes only on the screen before saving them, so you can have a real surprise effect!

IMPORTANT NOTEThe New FX wizard is available for all generation I and II devices like Strings, Curtain, Icicle, Cluster, Prelit, Festoon, and Home Range devices (Line, Flex) excluding Generation I RBW Strings.

For these devices, you still will be able to use the drawing mode to create your customized effects.

 

DRAWING MODE 

How do I edit or create an Effect?
The effects in the Twinkly gallery can be edited according to your taste and creativity, and here’s where all the fun lies!

For each product, there are different default variations and parameters you can edit.

  1. Choose the Twinkly product or group of products to which you want to apply, selecting it on top of the gallery.
  2. Select and preview an effect.
  3. Click on “Edit” to start. The app will show all the available options for the given effect.

Editing Options
The first option changes according to the chosen product and effect.

You can edit the number of colored stripes, their width, or their speed.

The third option is usually related to the color: select a pre-set variation or select your favorites.

Editing Colours
Not finding the right color? Create yours! Choose the perfect shade from 16 million colors by clicking on the icon “+”

Moving your finger on the color palette, you’ll be able to create your perfect mix and save the color among the existing ones, ready to be applied to your effect.

Now you can name your new creation and save it into your Gallery!

How to create a new Effect?
With Twinkly you can free your creativity by designing new effects!

Create a custom Fixed effect

  1. Select the device for which you want to create a new effect.
  2. Access the Main Menu, then tap on “Create Effect

Select the Color

First, select the color you want to apply on the lower color bar, then adjust the saturation with the second colored bar.

Twinkly Special Edition generation 2 will also have a third bar to select the Warm White.

Select the tool

Choose the tool you want to use to draw the effect on your basic layout/layout, being it basic or mapped by you.

  • Pencil: for a subtle and light stroke, it allows you to select just a few LED lights at a time and apply a full color.
  • Brush: for a thicker stroke, it allows you to select more LED lights at a time and apply a full color.
  • Sparkles: It applies to the selected LEDs a sparkle effect that will remind you of fairy dust.
  • Eraser: it deletes the effect from the LEDs that you’ll touch.

Apply or erase the color with the selected tool

Once selected, touch the LEDs on which you want to intervene.

You can select single LEDs or work on groups moving your finger on the screen.

Click on the “tick” icon on the top right of your screen to save the effect and give it a name, your new creation will be available in the main gallery, from where you’ll be able to add it to your favorites.

Personal effects appear on the home page with a pencil stroke.

IMPORTANT NOTE: IMPORTANT NOTE: 

  1. personal effects created by drawing cannot be modified from the gallery.
  2. using drawing you can only create fixed effects
  3. this feature is available for all generation I and II devices like Strings, Curtain, Icicle, Cluster, Prelit, Festoon, and Home Range devices (Line, Flex)