Preview

Lightform Creator will stream your videos, cursor position, and masks that you create on the artboard to the Lightform device. 

Using Preview provides immediate feedback through a live stream on your scene in response to actions made within Lightform Creator. Lightform Creator will stream the following to your Lightform device in order to preview these projected onto your scene in real-time:

  1. Content: Lightform Creator streams your content (images, videos, effects, text) to the Lightform device.
  2. Cursor Position: Lightform Creator streams your cursor position on the artboard as a full-screen crosshair at the correlated position on your real-world scene.
  3. Masks: Lightform Creator streams masks as precise vectorized objects and streams any real-time updates to them (i.e.,mask edits & moves)

Overview

You can stream your content, cursor positions, and masks to the Lightform device. Locate the Preview button in the Toolbar. Press the down arrow button next to it in order to select properties. Press the Preview button to start streaming.

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Preview Preferences

When you click the down arrow next to the Preview button, you can adjust preferences.

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  • Show Cursor: Toggle to show or hide the cursor.
    Lightform Creator will stream your cursor position on the artboard to the Lightform device. The cursor position will be projected as a yellow, full-screen crosshair precisely at the correlated position on your real-world scene.

    The cursor will always be streamed as the front layer, above the mask stream.
  • Show Masks: Toggle to show or hide Surface masks
    Lightform Creator will stream all of the masks you create in the artboard to the Lightform device. The masks will be projected in white precisely at their relative locations on your real-world scene. You can also stream your mask while streaming content - if you select a mask while streaming content, the content will stop streaming and the mask will be streamed in white.

    • Creating Masks
      When creating masks with the Pen and Shapes tools, your masks will be streamed and updated in real-time in projected space.

      When creating masks with the Brush, Quick Select, or Magic Wand tools, your masks during creation will not be streamed and updated in real-time in projected space. Instead, your finished masks (after clicking Done) will be streamed in projected space.

    • Editing/Moving Masks
      When editing or moving any of your masks, the edits and movements will be streamed and updated in real-time in projected space.

  • Video Stream: Lightform Creator will stream your content (images, videos, effects) to the Lightform device. You can choose between low, medium, and high quality.

 

 

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