Publishing Workflow

Lightform’s wireless control capabilities allow you to create and publish content via network connection over WiFi or Ethernet.

Note

The Lightform device must be connected to the same network as your computer.

 

Publishing from Lightform Creator

When you are ready to publish your project to the Lightform device, press the Publish button in the top right corner of Lightform Creator. Lightform Creator will wirelessly upload your project to the Lightform device. Publishing your project involves both rendering your project content to video and uploading your project to the Lightform device. This is comparable to rendering out videos in video editing software. If your project only contains live effects, then rendering is trivial and won't take long. The more complex the project is, the longer the render and upload time. Projects with more and/or longer slides and with more content increase render and upload times. 

Note: Publishing does not save your project, it simply publishes the content to your Lightform device. Please make sure to save your project if you anticipate needing to alternate between projects.

Interactivity through OSC

Lightform devices support controlling the device via mobile, sound synthesizers and other multimedia devices through OSC. This allows you to interact with and modify dynamic instant effects even after a project has been published.

Learn more about Editing OSC Mappings from Lightform Creator and Using TouchOSC

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    Lloyd Armstrong Armstrong

    Can you upload multiple "projects" with multiple "slides" to the same LF1?

    I believe I have quite a demanding project with 10 slides, videos, text and effects in each one. It took about 15-20 minutes to render (on a pretty powerful gaming laptop) and fully uploaded but then hit an error right at the end and the upload failed.

    The total project is about 20 minutes in length. Total videos file size is about 10gb, so I'm thinking I'm maxing out the storage of the LF1?

    Does the LF1 still try and upload if the project size is more than 20gb?

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    Brittany at Lightform

    Hi Lloyd,

    The LF1 does not support uploading multiple projects. 

    The LF1 has 24GB of available space. An upload of >1GB might take a long time though. I would recommend connecting the LF1 to ethernet, or having very stable WiFi connection for larger uploads. Would you be able to retry the upload with either? If it fails, would you mind submitting a bug report using the purple question mark on the bottom right corner of the app? This will provide our team with more info to understand what is going on. 

    Brittany

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    Cheung Hong

    Hi

    I was wondering if I could playback the file via HDMI rather then wireless.

    In case my file is too large and it takes too long to render and upload, at least with the HDMI playback option I could still run a show if there are any last minute modification.