Lightform’s wireless control capabilities allow you to create and publish content over Wi-Fi or Ethernet.
Your Lightform device must be connected to the same network as your computer to publish your project. This can be done with or without an internet connection. However, to minimize lag or latency when uploading/publishing content to the device, we recommend connecting to the device over Ethernet.
How to publish your project
Once you've finished adding content to your project, the final step is to publish the project to your Lightform device. Once your project is published, you no longer need your computer - the project plays from your Lightform device.
When you are ready to publish your project to the Lightform device, click the Publish button in the top right corner of Lightform Creator.
Only one project can be uploaded to the device at a time and each time you publish a new project, you will overwrite the previous project on your device.
Publishing does not save your project, it simply publishes the content to your Lightform device. Please make sure to save or archive your project on your computer.
Lightform Creator will wirelessly upload your project to the Lightform device. This process involves rendering your project content to video and then uploading your project to the Lightform device. This is comparable to rendering out videos in video editing software.
Each time you turn on your device, the last project you published will come up - it inherits the state that you last left the project in. For instance, if you turned off your device while it was playing content, when you turn it on, it will be playing content. If you turned off your device while your project was stopped, you will not see the project playing the next time it turns on.
Note: If your project only contains live effects, then rendering is trivial and won't take long.
Long Render Times
The size of your project affects publishing time. Projects with more and/or longer slides increase render and upload times. Projects with more assets (effects, generators, videos, images) effects per slide increase render time (should not affect upload time).
Render times can be improved if you have a fast GPU. The upload speed can be improved with a faster network which can typically be achieved by Lightform device over ethernet instead of Wi-Fi.
Recommended Project Length
We recommend that projects are a maximum length of 60 minutes on the LFC Kit and 20 minutes on the LF2 and LF1.
Interactivity through OSC
Lightform devices can be controlled via mobile, sound synthesizers, and other multimedia devices through OSC. This allows you to interact with and modify live effects in real-time even after a project has been published.