Slides

Slides provide the ability to build a narrative into your projected AR experience.

  1. Modifying Slides
  2. Slide Playback

Think of slides as separate compositions, which let you have different content on different slides. While your surfaces persist across slides to help you model the real world, your content can vary per slide — the same surface can have different content (effects, videos, or imported media) on different slides.

If you edit a surface's mask or structure on any slide, the edits apply to all other slides. Adding, removing, or editing the content of a surface only applies those changes to the current slide. This makes it easier to iteratively create content to match your scene.


Modifying Slides

Click on a slide to see the Slide Properties in the panel on the right.

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Create Slides

Click the + button in the slide panel

Delete Slides

Right-click on a slide and select Delete

Rename slides

Double-click on a slide name. Two slides cannot have the same name.

Duplicate Slides

Right-click on a slide and select Duplicate. All the surfaces and content from that slide will copy over to the new slide. Reorder slides by dragging and dropping the slide forward or backward into another position.

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Hide/Show Slides

Hover over the slide and click the Hide icon or right-click on a slide and select Toggle Publishing. Your project will be published without the hidden slide. This is useful if you want to see specific slides published, and don't want to post the entire project.

Slide Duration

The duration of a slide is listed underneath the slide name. You can adjust the duration of a slide in the Slide Properties. By default, it is set to 10 seconds.

If you insert a video layer into a slide, you can match the duration of the slide to the duration of the video by clicking the video layer and in the Video Properties panel click Set Slide Duration.

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Loop Slides

Hover over the slide and click the Loop icon or toggle the Loop Slide switch in the Slide Properties. If loop is enabled, you can only advance to the next slide by triggering the next slide button on the Control Page or through OSC.

Fade In/Out

Toggle the Fade In and Fade Out switches in the Properties Panel

Once your project is published, the slides will playback with the given duration and loop properties.


Slide Playback

Once your project is published, you can see what slide is currently playing and go to the next or previous slide in the Control Page.

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    Jimmy Gillies Gillies

    Hi, can you please advise,? How can you get the slides to transition smoothly from one to the next .., I cannot see any options for slide transitions, there is a delay when one slide transitions to another  

    thanks 

    much appreciated 

    Jimmy

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    Brittany Factura

    Hi Jimmy,

    Adding options for slide transitions is on our roadmap. Most immediately, we're currently working on instant slide transitions. Thanks for your patience!

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    Marc Syp

    Glad to see that slide control is available via OSC.  Is it possible to jump to a slide index via OSC?  The ultimate goal is to have a menu of content that can be selected via a mobile interface, which would trigger a specific slide based on user selection.

     

    Thanks!

     

    Marc

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    Brittany Factura

    Hey Marc!

    Welcome to the Lightform community!

    Currently that's not possible, but we are definitely considering adding additional triggers to slides to our roadmap. 

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    Patrick Romanello

    Is there a plan to add a lightform app that can be controlled from android or apple?

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    chris popovec

    Good Morning,

     

    Is there a source of examples of how lightform can be used in retail ?

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    Kennedy Brown

    Hi team Lightform,

    Is there any further updates on instant slide transitions or transition options? I just bought LF2 Summer of 2020 and I'm still experiencing pretty wicked delays from slide to slide.