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You will find here a collection of topics that each focus on one particular use-case scenario and describe step by step how to achieve something great.



Smode display some ugly edges on sides of images when displayed as textures of 3D objects

How can I warp a 2D layer - I don't understand how work the modifier

Make a camera mapping

Trying to browse a folder like when I want to export a video, smode freeze

How can I get rid of aliasing - Configure the multisampling

Exporting a video some of my animation seems frozen


Create Compositions - Here are listed several different way to manipulate parameters precisely to fine tune you compositions or stage setups.

Create Layers - Here are all ways to create layers, create geometry, create particles and create modifiers listed.

Import images sequence - Convert a list of images into HAP

Interpret Alpha of a Footage - How to interpret pre-multiplication of a Video / Image (.png .exr) with an Alpha Layer

Use presets - Be fast, be free, fly like an eagle over the beaches of Normandy

Create pre-compositions and share elements - How to create procedural structures to use the same content in many parts of a composition

Use 2dm and 3dm modifiers files - How to export and use modifiers files

Create Video Reactive content - Make your Smode compositions reactive to video streams

Create Audio Reactive content - Make your Smode compositions reactive to audio streams

How to create your own .sbsar for Smode - Create your own Sbsar for Smode thanks Substance Designer

How to create your own PBR for Smode with Substance Painter - Create your own Sbsar for Smode thanks Substance Designer

How to add and edit ISF in Smode - Add and modify ISF generator/modifiers in Smode

Playback and Export:

Configure the Video Output - Display your content on output monitors

Configure the Audio Output - Listen to the sound of you compositions

Use optimisation tools to accelerate a composition - It is running fast? Could be faster.

Configure Spout - How to configure Spout Input and Spout Output

Export a Video - Video Export specifications and system

Export in Hap from third party softwares - Use Smode Tech plugin for all your Hap export purposes (from after effects or other softwares) to have a good real time video with both quality and prestige!

Export and Consolidate - How to collect all files of a composition in order to share it


Improve compositions quality - Here are listed several different way to increase a composition quality

Bake compositions - How to transform a Compo into a video file inside a composition to gain fps

Get back a composition from the auto-save - How to use the auto save files

Import CSV as Parameters Bank

Convert Parameters

How-to Manage Loading and VRam usage - This topic explain how to manage the Loading of the content to avoid full VRAM usage
For more information on the GPU Memory Meter



System Time between computer and CmContainer differs too much.

Configure DirectShow for Blackmagic

Bad user interfaces sizes in Smode drop zones, display outputs or icons.

How to Import psd files from Photoshop

Very long shader linking time with NVidia GPU

User interface does not respond to mouse clicks

How to display international characters such as Chinese / Japanese / Cyrillic etc. in Smode

Conflict with Anti-Virus

When Vsync is activated, then the video is flicking on the output while ON AIR

My medias are black/not loaded at launch