The gobo is an important tool for any lighting project and can be used in many ways with many lighting systems. In combination with uplighting and other light projection, gobo patterns create 'background looks' when projected on scenery, on walls, floors, or on a cyclorama. Patterns can 'break up' the light used to illuminate people. Some patterns can create positive (light) designs, while other patterns are used to create negative (shadow) designs. Gobo patterns can be used as an animation device, to create the illusion of fire, water, twinkling stars and much more.