The gobo is a pattern or cut-out used with a lighting system to project a design in light. The projection can be an individual or multiple colors. Gobo patterns create background looks on scenery, walls, floors, or on a cyclorama. Patterns can break up the light used to illuminate people or objects. Gobo patterns can either create light, or positive, designs or shadow, or negative, designs. Some gobo patterns may create animated effects to create the illusion of fire, water, flashing lights, and much more.