Creates a wiping effect.


The Wipe was one of the first location aware effects in Vixen. The goal of this effect is somewhat similar to the Chase, however it is aware of the position of the elements as defined in the Preview. It uses this location awareness to simulate a chase across all of its elements in a Wiping fashion.

Wipe Settings Screen


  • Movement
    • Count This sets the number of wipe passes in the timespan of the effect.
      • Wipe Count The number of wipes.
      • Wipe On When enabled, the wipe will maintiain the elements in the on state as the wipe moves across.
      • Wipe Off When enabled, the wipe will start out on and wipe off across the prop.
    • Pulse Length This controls the wipe by a measure of the pulse length.
    • Movement This controls the wipe by the movement curve.

The Wipe on/off options are similar to the Chase extend to start/end options. These are most useful for wiping the stage on or off. The pulses have the same rules as the Chase and need to have a > zero end value for wiping on and a > zero start value for wiping off. The default pulse curve has a zero start and end value, so to use this you would need to adjust to a ramp on  for the wipe on case or ramp off for wipe off as an example.


  • Direction It can move in a number of directions, horizontal, vertical, diagonal up, diagonal down, burst, circle burst and diamond burst.
  • Reverse Direction When enabled, the direction will be reversed.


  • Color Handling This controls how the colors are applied on the effect. The simplest is a single color which will create a simple Twinkle with only that color on it. The other three options allow for a Color Gradient to be applied in different ways on the effect. See Inline Gradient Editor.
    • Gradient Thru Effect This will transition the colors on the Wipe over time to match the colors in the gradient. This allows you to have a Wipe that goes from say red to blue over the duration.
    • Gradient Across Items The gradient will be applied proportionately over group of items that the Wipe covers with each item receiving the color within the gradient that corresponds to it’s percentage of the entire group.
  • Color Gradient Sets the Color Gradient to be used. See Inline Gradient Editor.



  • Pulse Length The pulse length is also similar to the pulse overlap feature of the Chase and allows for the pulses to be adjusted to smooth out the Wipe or lengthen the amount of visible time any part of the lights are lit.

Last modified February 16, 2023: Update effect aliases (5d8efc0)