Publishing Workflow

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.

  1. How to publish your project
  2. Publishing specifications
  3. Interactivity through OSC

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.

Publishing Specifications

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.

Learn more about OSC Controls 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 Factura

    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. 


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    Paul Cheung


    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.

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    Liana Saputri

    can we just export the video to mp4 or elese??????? :( it gonna be my life changer.. please make it able to export to video..

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    Giacomo Dimatore


    Can I upload multiple projects to my LFC?

    And is it possible to rename the project on the device?


    Thank You so Much