d3 allows you to combine multiple LED outputs onto the same physical DVI feed using its powerful output feed editor. Individual feed rectangles can be broken up, flipped, rotated and rescaled to deal with the most demanding output formats. Fixtures that are far apart in stage space can be collected close together in the feed, allowing you to get the most out of your DVI real estate.
When using d3 you should always aim to line up your LED feeds absolutely pixel-perfect. d3 has a built-in test pattern function which will output 1px stroke of white followed by one pixel red, one black, one red etc.
It’s the ultimate line-up tool for your LED feeds.
If you want to give your video engineer a pixel-perfect description of where all your output rectangles are placed on the display heads, you can select them and export them into an Excel sheet.
Now you can plan the outputs layout way ahead of the on-site installation.
The new QuickCal interface lets you drop reference points directly onto the projection surface within d3’s 3D visualiser. You can then immediately drag its 2D output position on the currently selected projector. Once you’ve done this for six points, QuickCal automatically starts calibrating the outputs in real-time as you drag each new point, without requiring any content re-rendering.
To achieve a perfect lineup you can also choose to manually adjust the 3D position and other parameters of the virtual projector. Perfect for cases where the 3D model not happens to match the reality.
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In cases where the projection surface doesn’t match the 3D model you have, d3 provides a number of powerful warping tools to allow you to compensate manually.
Apply a 4-point feedwarp onto an output to achieve the same effect as traditional keystoning on your projector.
Drag in 9 points to tweak in your line-up. Change the bias, straightness and pinch of your warping points.
Add as many grid points as you need for lining up specific areas of your surface.
d3 lets you create generative textures inside it’s software that quickly lets you achieve a perfect blend between your outputs.
Add and drag points to adjust the gradients and set the global gamma level, all in real-time.
Still want to use your traditional media server to play back your show live ? Not a problem. Apply all the advanced mapping and to-the-beat sequencing in d3, lay out the feed rectangles on your output heads and use d3 to render the outputs to movies.
Choose to render into Quicktime Animation, Quicktime photo jpg, or QT mp4 movies.
Navigate in d3's realtime simulator without time-consuming rendering.
Project onto the most complex surfaces using d3's Projector Simulation toolkit.
Utilise d3's advanced timeline to sequence to the beat or by the frame.
Use d3's advanced mapping features to map content up to 16K onto your screens.
Smoothly play up to 32 HD movies and a wide range of still image formats.
Configure LED and projector outputs using d3's advanced output functions.
To enable any number of outputs, connect multiple servers using d3Net.
Plug SDI, Artnet, MIDI, OSC, audio and tracking systems into your d3 show.
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