Any thin metal and glass items than can be placed in a light beam to create a pattern, offset or multiplication is classified as a gobo.
Above: The Robe Organic gobo.
Each gobo CEF file comes with a PNG file with the same name. For prisms this image only serves as an illustration.
Above: The PNG file of the “Robe 15020248 Organic” gobo
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Gobos have been broken down into three types:
- Pattern - the standard gobo that only obscures and/or colours parts of a light beam.
- Animation Disc - oversize round discs that are rotated in front of the light beam to create the effect of animation.
- Prisms - glass inserts that can offset and multiply a beam.