Creating & Editing Messages
10. Include Sequences
a. Allows operators to link several sequences together in a particular order.
b. Sequences are displayed in the order they are listed.
c. When inserting an include frame, data frame or when importing an image/AVI, a
blank graphic frame will precede it.
a. The Venus 7000 computer allows importing of various file types. The file types that
can be imported include: AVI, BMP, CMP, DIB, EPS, JPG, MAC, PCD, PCT, PCX,
PSD, TGA, TIF and WPG.
b. Keep Aspect keeps the aspect ratio identical to the display. This prevents distorting the
c. If the original image is smaller that the sign size, select Drop Image. This allows the
original image to appear without stretching it.
12. Exporting as an AVI: When exporting a sequence as an AVI, a blank graphic frame must
be inserted at the end of the sequence.
a. Two frames or sequences can be combined together, leaving the two source
b. The combined sequence acquires the frame properties of the background sequence.
c. To display the properties/transition effects of the foreground sequence of a
combined sequence, export the foreground sequence as an AVI and import it back
into the Sequence Designer. This process converts the applied transition effect into
multiple frames, thereby allowing users to combine two animations: both an
animated foreground and background.
14. Data Frame
a. The time and temperature can be added to a sequence by inserting a data frame.
b. To edit a data frame, open the Frame Properties and click the Data Field
c. A data frame can contain multiple types of fields and text.
d. Game-in-progress data, such as data from an All Sport controller, can be added to a
sequence by inserting a data frame.
e. If an Input Template File has not been formatted for a sequence, open Frame
Properties, click the Data Frame Properties tab and add the proper Input Template
File to the Input Template List.