Compared to usual compositing, Smode projects introduce on the two following new concepts:
Show: This is where all the video content is stored and corresponds to a composition with multiple outputs (think for example at multi-channel audio)
Pipeline: How the video content flows and gets processed through the project till the final outputs
Those two concepts correspond to the
side and the
side of the project.
But, first of all, let's see how to create a new project.
Project creation wizard
To create a new project, click on > "New project"
This gives the choice between three creation wizards:
wizard creates the simplest possible Pipeline
, which consists of
a single Content Map
, directly linked to the video output.
The other two wizards help creating more complex projects faster, but note that they are not mandatory:
it's possible to construct whole projects from scratch using the
wizard will help you create a large screen composed of multiple video outputs.
This wizard is convenient for simple mapping in which 3D video mapping is not necessary.
wizard is useful to create a video projection 3D mapping setup.
It gives options to directly create Video Projector
inside the Stage
of the project.
Navigation in the project
The following selector enables to switch between
editing the Show
editing the video Pipeline
The following selector enables to select which part of the Pipeline
is currently selected and displayed:
mode, this will only affect the Viewport
mode, this selector changes
what's being displayed both in the Viewport
and in the Element Tree
For advanced users, it's possible to display the whole project as a single unified tree, see Full Project
To learn more about Smode projects, either go to Show
, or Pipeline
Specific project construction scenarios are detailed in Smode How To guide for Project creation!
You can also switch directly to one of the other topics mentioned below.