Animation Sequencing


Many displays choose to run musical shows back to back in a continuous loop, but what if your home is in a location that can't handle constant traffic or where people can't stay for a long time to watch? Animation sequences give you the option to space out your “main event” musical shows and still give your audience something to watch while they wait for the next scheduled song, or create an entire show purposely intended not to go with music. If you have a commercial display, you may want an area of lights to specifically be only animated and never intend for it to be synced to music.

Luminous Harmony offers animation sequences for RGB and Non-RGB fixtures, as well as for a mixture of the two types of lights within the same display. We can also configure any animation to play with a voiceover so that your audience can learn more about your display, or set the animation to a song of your choice (without the effects going in time with the music).

We offer customized animation loops that last one, two or three minutes before repeating. Please contact us for options if guests will be viewing your animated display for a longer period of time.

RGB Animation

Smart RGB Animation Loops are a great way to showcase the vast array of possible RGB effects without setting the effects to the beats of music. An animation loop will change effects every 4-8 seconds, meaning a longer animation loop will allow for more effects for your audience to enjoy.

Pricing for Smart RGB Animation Loops begins at $55.00. Please contact us for discuss your specific layout and needs.

RGB Color Fade Loops slowly fade an entire smart or dumb RGB prop from one color to another for the specified loop length without any horizontal or vertical pixel movement if the prop is made of smart pixels. Color Fade Loops can be purchased for all of the RGB lights in your display or you may choose to have a combination of Animation and Color Fade effects within the same sequence so that Color Fades correlate to the RGB animation effects used on a focal prop. Please contact us for options if you have dumb RGB props in your display.

Pricing for RGB Color Fade Loops begins at $15.00. Please contact us for discuss your specific layout and needs.

Non-RGB Animation

AC Channel Animation Loops consist of mon-RGB lights, generally operated by Light-O-Rama AC Light Controllers. Animation of Non-RGB between your musical shows will keep your audience entertained through effects like color changes on fixtures wrapped in multiple colors, leaping arch effects, or slow fades between related fixtures.

Pricing for AC Channel Animation Loops begins at $30.00. Please contact us for discuss your specific layout and needs.

Based on your layout design, you may want some Non-RGB fixtures to remain “on” with no movement during filler animation sequences. We can incorporate static "on" lights within an animated sequence for no additional charge, or provide you with one free sequence with all of your lights “on” if you’d like static breaks between your musical shows (with the purchase of a Create Your Own Harmony or Custom Sequence).

Animation Additions

Editable Format Upgrade

All animations are delivered in a non-editable file format unless an Editable Upgrade is purchased. Any Loop Length Extensions purchased will have the same permission set as the originally purchased animation loop. If you will be using a Showtime Director and SD card to play your animation, you must purchase the sequence in editable format in order for it to run properly.

Animation Permission Types Price Per Loop
Non-Editable Format (1, 2, or 3 minute loop) +$0.00
Editable Format (1 minute loop) +$20.00
Editable Format (2 minute loop) +$30.00
Editable Format (3 minute loop) +$40.00

Loop Length Extensions

After purchasing any length animation loop, you have the option to request extensions of that loop to specific lengths, in addition to still receiving the original 1, 2, or 3 minute animation. An Extension will repeat the purchased animation loop X number of times based on the requested length, cleanly end the last effect, then fade all lights to “off” unless otherwise requested. Loop Length Extensions are ideal for displays that run musical shows on specific intervals, such as every 15 or 30 minutes. Extensions will default to the Editable/Non-Editable permission set of the originally purchased animation loop.

Animation/Color Fade Loop Extension Price per extension
Any length up to 30 minutes $5.00

You have two different musical shows that alternate every 15 minutes for your 64 channel display (Traffic gets fairly backed up on your street). One song is 3:34 and the other is 2:48, which leaves you with gaps of 11:26 and 12:12 between your shows. At first, you planned to just loop the one minute animation, but it bothers you that the shows wouldn’t start exactly every 15 minutes. You don’t want to cut off the animation in the middle of an effect, so you decide to order two extensions of your one minute loop so that the animation nicely fades out after finishing up its current effect, and so you don’t have to add the one minute animation to your show line up 12 times. Three animations will be delivered in total: The original one minute loop, an animation 11:26 in length, and an animation 12:12 in length.

Animation Type Animation Length Price
64 Channels non-RGB Animation Loop One Minute $50.00
Loop Length Extension Length - 11:26 $5.00
Loop Length Extension Length - 12:12 $5.00
Total $60.00

Text Animation

A Text Animation is a separate file from animation loops that would be played a few seconds before your musical show begins. Choose to have a simple numerical countdown, or add in text to communicate with your audience or highlight the name of your display. Text animations are only available for RGB props with large flat surface areas, such as pixel grids, tunnels, and mega trees. Please contact us for questions regarding props not previously listed. Some words may not fit on certain mega tree configurations due to length.

Wireframe Animation

Wireframe animation scenes are a great way to add movement to venues where guests have the ability to walk or drive around an area. Wireframe scenes tell a short story through multiple placement options for the objects of focus, and are not typically set to music.

Documents must be given to Luminous Harmony that explain the desired scene events in detail (templates will be provided to you). Pricing for wireframe animation includes the creation of all layout previews necessary to create the animation. The scene in its entirety will be repeated so that file is approximately two minutes in length, which can then be looped to fill the desired time frame of a nightly attraction.

How to Order

Ready to start a conversation? Send an email to with as much of the information below as you can so we can assess the complexity of your animations. If you've already ordered musical sequences, let us know you're interested in adding on to your order.

  • Number of standard and RGB channels
  • If you are looking for standard or wireframe animation
  • If you've already purchased musical shows this season or in the past
  • When you want the animations delivered by

Animation FAQs

Absolutely! The price for RGB and non-RGB animation is calculated separately, then added together for the total price of the animation. You must purchase both the RGB and non-RGB animations in the same editabile or non-editable format - you can not order different permission sets. All of the lights will be animated within the same file.

If you would like to add audio to your animations, such as an informational voiceover or a background song of your choice, you must inform Luminous Harmony before you make your animation purchase. The sequence file must be configured correctly during set up or audio files cannot be used. Animation effects will not go in time with music if you choose to add a song to your animation. Fees to order an animation loop length extended to the specific length to fit your audio still apply.

If you have already purchased musical sequences, you will not need to pay the fee for the required preview files again if Luminous Harmony created any or all of the editor previews. If you are only ordering animations (no musical sequences), the fee for required editor templates still applies if you do not plan to create and provide the necessary templates yourself. Any displays with RGB Animation loops must use LOR S5.

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