TCP & UDP

TCP & UDP

Lightact allows you to send and receive TCP, UDP or OSC messages. The key differences between them are: UDP: an internet messaging protocol (User Datagram Protocol), that is very common in entertainment. It’s very fast but you don’t get a confirmation of a successful transmission. Art-Net is based on that … Continued
OSC

OSC

Lightact allows you to send and receive OSC messages. OSC stands for Open Sound Protocol (opensoundcontrol.org | Wikipedia page). The protocol is built on UDP but includes some features that make it more useful for entertainment. For example, an OSC packet can include several variables of different types. Receiving OSC To receive … Continued
Spout

Spout

Spout is a framework allowing you to share texture between different Windows applications. You can read more about it here. Lightact allows you to both send and receive textures with spout. Sending spout To send a texture from Lightact using spout you should first open the Devices window by pressing … Continued
NDI

NDI

Newtek’s NDI is a network texture streaming protocol. It allows you to stream textures between several devices on the network. Lightact allows you to receive a texture from several NDI sources and transmit several textures with NDI. Sending NDI In order to send a texture using NDI, we open the … Continued