In this course, you’ll learn the basics of Lightact. Each video is dedicated to one topic and most topics are then covered in more detail in dedicated courses.
In this tutorial, we will take a video file and output it to a video screen. The real video screen connected to our computer has Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), so ideally you’ll have the same setup. If that’s not the case, don’t worry. You’ll be able to follow … Continued
In this tutorial we’ll take a video file and output it to a projector. As this is a beginner’s tutorial we’ll assume you want to project onto a straight surface and not on a 3D object. We will model the projection surface with a video screen. Luckily for us, we … Continued
In most cases, Lightact outputs content either through video or eDMX (there is also audio, but we’ll talk about it elsewhere). In this article, we’ll talk about the path the content takes before it is output through Lightact’s video or Ethernet outputs. Content Layers Content layers are structures which have … Continued
Video screens in Lightact are a digital representation of real video screens. They can grab content from canvases or throwers and can output content to physical outputs on your graphics card. Additionally, they can be a source of content to eDMX fixtures as well. Video screens are inserted in Visualizer … Continued
A video screen can grab content from either a canvas or a thrower. When it is grabbing content from a canvas you have to manually set which part of the canvas the content will be grabbed from. On the other hand, when it is grabbing content from a thrower, the … Continued
Once you manage to get content to a video screen in the Visualizer, we can output it to the physical outputs on your graphics card. We’ll start by opening Video output window (going to Window and clicking Video output on or press F6). Then let’s right-click on the empty area on … Continued