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This tutorial requires a basic understanding of OSC protocol and commands that can be sent to control your Lightform device. We recommend reading the following articles to get familiarized with these concepts.
Step 1: Download the Companion application and setup your stream deck keys
To set up your stream deck keys and send OSC commands, you need to download the Companion application
Once you have installed and launched your application, you will be able to set your Stream Deck layout by clicking on each button and uploading relevant graphics (note: currently only PNG is supported within the companion app - animated gifs can be added using the StreamDeck native app).
Here is the result on the Stream deck device:
Step 2: Create epic scenes with Creator
For this tutorial, we'll create a scene with three slides. Each slide featuring one of the characters
Step 3: Trigger your scenes using OSC commands
To communicate with your device, you need to get its IP address. You can find this information next to HostName below your device name.
Create an OSC Instance within the Companion application. For this, Click on Instances, search for the Generic OSC service and click on add
Add the connection parameters for your device: the IP address (previously found from Creator) and the Port Number (always 8000).
To locate the OSC Commands available for your current project, Click on edit OSC Mapping from the Control tab.
Go back to the Companion app and set each key to send an OSC command when pressed
In this tutorial, we will trigger a specific slide for each button pressed. As we have seen before, the command to trigger a specific slide is "/slide." The parameter for this command is a float and slide numbering starts at 0.0 i.e. 0.0 will trigger the first slide, 1.0 will trigger the second one and so on.
After you selected your key, click on "+Add Key down/ own action" and select the "OSC: Send float" option.