How to Make Sequences from the Database 120227
Many of us who have been dancing for a while have gone through the challenge of learning to make dance sequences. The process is described in the Sequenced Choreography post. We are still going through the analysis of Category 4 Dance HUDs, so for now I will use the Huddles EZ Animator Deluxe as the example of how to make a quick sequence from the DANCE QUEENS database.
As you know, sequenced choreography is either for a specific song or for a specific speed of songs. The method described below is for making sequences for a speed only.
How to Make Sequences from the Database
- Open the database by clicking on 'Dance Database' in the upper right of any page on the DANCE QUEENS blog. This opens the Dance Database page.
- Click on the red "Spreadsheet" link, which takes you to the database as a spreadsheet.
- Now, select a dance that you like. The easiest to do is a dance that is part of a series. As an example, I want to make a macarena dance sequence, and I started with My-MACARENA-01, which is a dance from MyAnimation.
- Find the dance you like in the database. The dances and animations are in alphabetical order so scroll down to My-MACARENA-01|23.38|. Any dance in the database that has the loop time time already determined is entered as the dance name plus the time separated by the "|" symbol.
- Enter the dance name from the database on a notecard line like this:
The [NAME] command is only to put a name for your sequence in your HUD. The name I chose was Macarena.
- Now choose another similar dance. If you know similar dances in terms of speed or style add them the same way. In the example I just chose the next two macarena dances from MyAnimation (My-MACARENA-02|23.81| and My-MACARENA-03|23.56|) to give:
- When you are done, add the REPEAT command if you want the sequence to repeat:
- Enter the sequence in your notecard and you have made a quick sequence in five minutes or less. If you want to adjust the times, do so.