click in the images below on the items for further informations

LayersMain WindowPreview Window


Project

Scene

The scene name received from Blender. With Inkscape it is always “Inkscape”.
This is also used for the filename when saving ild files.
Can be overwritten here.

FPS

Frames per second, as received from Blender
also controls the playback speed in ILD Render with Play Animation

Frame Count

number of received frames from Blender

Output Directory

selects the directory for saving ild frames

Save Files

exports the animation to .ild files. For every projector one file is created.
Naming scheme: Scene name_Projector_#.ild
:IMPORTANT: overwrites existing files!


Optimization
Reduce - Points

the amount of deviation for how much points get deleted in order to reduce the point count
higher values = more points will be deleted
:FAVOURITE: probably one of the most used options to reduce the point count!

Gap Size

Graphics from Blender or Inkscape could sometimes contain very small gaps between lines. There are not visible, unless you deep zoom in the graphic.
So two lines will be connected to one line if the distance between them is lower the “Gap Size”.

Dot Remove

if selected short polylines will be deleted, the max. length is equivalent to the Gap Size
for example when using particles in Blender, put these on a separate layer and disable this option

Reorder Paths

if selected this option re-sorts the lines to minimize invisible/blanked laser paths
may be useful to disable this if you want full control over the order of a inksacpe drawing (for a writeout effect for example)
unordered paths reordered paths

Visible Line Interpolation

controls the point density in visible lines, lower values = more points

Visible Line Interpolation - Nonlinear

if checked this option distributes the points in visible lines nonlinear, at the beginning and ending the points will be placed tighter
Nonlinear spacing:
this also means the brightness of the line is not constant, at the beginning and ending the line will be brighter
Note: this allows to reduce the point count in complex images, as there are less points necessary at the Corner Points
Nonlinear point spacing
Linearspacing:
the brightness of the line is constant
Linear point spacing

Visible Line Begin Points

how many points to add at the start of a visible line

Visible Line End Points

how many points to add at the ending of a visible line

Blanked Line Interpolation

controls the point density in hidden lines, lower values = more points

Blanked Line Interpolation - Nonlinear

if checked distributes the points in hidden lines nonlinear, at the beginning and ending the points are placed tighter
Nonlinear spacing:
Nonlinear point spacing
Linearspacing:
Linear point spacing

Blanked Line Begin Points

how many points to add at the start of a hidden line

Blanked Line End Points

how many points to add at the ending of a hidden line

Corner Points

this controls how many points are added at the corresponding corner/angles on continuous paths

Add one point to all corner angles

add one point to all angles at Corner Points

Remove one point from all corner angles

removes one point from all angles at Corner Points

Polylines

displays the actual reduced polyline count from Blender / Inkscape for this frame

Points

displays the actual calculated point count from Blender / Inkscape for this frame

DAC Points

displays the calculated point count from the current frame for the actual assigned projector

Presets

here you can save all optimization settings for the actual layer to a preset file & reload them

Go to first frame

go to the first frame in the animation and display it in the preview & on the projector if laser output is enabled

Current frame

shows the actual frame number and allows to step through the animation

Go to last frame

go to the last frame in the animation

Play Animation

plays the complete animation in a loop
it's shown in the preview and on all assigned laser projectors
the speed of the animation is taken from the FPS setting in the Project tab


Projectors
Projector Settings

select here the projector for the following settings

DAC Family

select the driver category from which to choose the device (IDN, Beyond, …)
only shows the categories where devices are found

Device

the actual device for the selected projector
only shows found devices

Assign DAC to Device

assignes the selected device to the actual projector

Undo DAC

if a different device is selected but not assigned you can undo your change

Rescan DAC

searches for devices
only tries to search for devices with Enabled DAC Drivers

Scan Speed

sets the scanning speed in points per second

Intensity

sets the brightness for this projector

Size X

sets the width of the output image
with negative numbers the image is inverted

Size Y

sets the height of the output image
with negative numbers the image is inverted

Offset X

moves the image along the horizontal axis

Offset Y

moves the image along the vertical axis

Rotation

rotates the image

Display Testpattern

shows various predefined test patterns on the selected projector
only accessible when laser output is enabled

Testpattern Color

overwrites the color for the Testpattern

Warping

opens the dialog for FFD warping
best used on curved surfaces

Projection

opens die dialog for perspective corrected warping, allows with just 4 control points a perspective correct warping
:FAVOURITE: one of the fastest options to match projectors on planar surfaces!

Warping after geometric Correction

if checked applies the warping after the calculation of the geometric corrections (size, shift, rotation)

Reset All

resets all projector values to their default values
the Scan Speed is not altered by this

Colors - Upper Limit

adjusts the maximum value for the corresponding colors
for Beyond keep this at 255, as color training is done inside Beyond

Colors - Lower Limit

adjusts the minimum value for the corresponding colors
for Beyond keep this at 0, as color training is done inside Beyond

Color Shift

adjusts the color shift for the corresponding colors
for most diode projectors this will be -3 or -4 points
for Beyond this setting has to be 0 !


Config
Point Size

sets the point size in the Preview Window

Line Size

sets the line thickness in the Preview Window

Display Lines

if checked show visible lines in the Preview Window

Display Points

if checked show points in the Preview Window

Display Blanking

if checked show the hidden lines in the Preview Window

Enabled DAC Drivers

enable the corresponding drivers in ILD Render
:FAVOURITE: enable only the drivers you will utilize to speed up the start of ILD Render


About
  • displays the various copyright informations
  • displays the software license
  • has a link to the ILD Render Homepage
  • has a direct link to the support email address

Enable laser output

toggles the laser output
Note: with the ESC key the laser output is disabled


Layers

displays the received layers from Blender / Inkscape
allows to change the routing of the layers to different projectors

















Preview Window

  • scroll wheel of the mouse zooms in and out of the image
  • middle mouse button pans the image
  • double click sets the zoom to default and centers the image
  • right mouse button pops up a menu to Display Lines / Display Points / etc.
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