NETWORK

Menu related to Smode-NET

Smode-Net allows for two kinds of Smode connections:
  • Remote connection
  • Session sharing

Remote connection:
Smode Designer software is composed of two parts:
  • A main editor window containing many widgets to visualize and modify the Element Tree The hierarchical view of documents in Smode Read More .
  • A rendering engine dedicated to compute the output windows.

Smode Designer rendering server network sharing is activated by default. This can be configured in the network part of Engine Preferences General preferences of Smode's rendering engine. Add here your Device: midi controller, OSC, video, audio etc. Read More
Smode Designer main editor window is connected to its local (Embedded) rendering engine by default.
Smode Designer main editor window can be connected to other Smode Designer instances if they share their rendering server on the network.
For this purpose, Smode Designer integrates a Smode network discoverer that can be configured in the Application Various Smode's user interface parameters Read More preference panel.
If your Smode network settings are correct, your Windows Network settings are correct, and your firewall settings are correct, you should be able to see all computers running a Smode shared rendering server in the Network menu. Click on a remote computer to create a new edition tab on the distant Smode engine.

Be careful: if you Edit/Preferences, you will edit the engine setting of the Smode engine of the current activated tab.
So it may not be the local (Embedded) engine.
Note that the Viewport content of a distant Smode is computed by the distant Smode and sent to the remote via a NDI video stream.
This is a costly operation disabled when On Air or by configuration in the Application Various Smode's user interface parameters Read More preference panel.
Session sharing:
A Session is a sharing environment of a same project for multiple Smode engines.
Smode creates a default session with the computer name. You can leave, rename or create a new session, but also join a session of another Smode in the network.
All computers of the Session have the same project in the same state. To learn more about Smode-Net, see the Session A Session is a sharing environment of a same project for many Smode engine. Read More topic.

See Also: