Display Mode Configuration Features

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Display Mode Configuration Features

Definitions for Visual Media

Dimensions are described in pixels (flat plane screens) or degrees (spherical or ellipsoid domes).

The total surface that displays the projected show. This may be a matrix of LED screens, a projected flat screen, a spherical surface (dome), or a complex 3D surface for which media is specifically mapped to a mesh.

One, or many, projection devices each of which throws all or part of a show onto the canvas.

A compilation of one of many media resources, including applied warps, blends, effects, transitions and display control sequences, arranged on one or more timelines.

Media resource
A projected media item, which can be dedicated to, or divided between channels. It can be positioned, resized or reproportioned, forced to fill a channel, or occupy a small portion of a channel. It may be designed for the canvas, channel mapped, or be a live capture, for example. Compiled on layers in a show timeline, they have individual properties.

Display Modes

Delta display modes are licensed options. There are three display modes available, for different kinds of canvas or display surface. In each, the surface is divided into projection channels, according to screen size and media requirements.

Flat or curved plane

This mode defines only width and height for a single rectangular canvas, and applies warping and blending to fit each channel perfectly together. See: Display Configuration: Flat Plane Mode.

Dome or frustum

Advanced geometry automatically takes care of spherical or ellipsoid surfaces in this mode, distributing media between channels, applying blending, and using autoalignment options. See: Display Configuration: Dome Mode.


Mesh mode (projection mapping) is for projection onto irregular objects or surfaces, requiring a 3D model or ‘mesh’ to provide calibration points for the media. For viewing from a single, or specific eye-points, flatplane media is mapped onto the model. See: Display Configuration: Mesh Mode.

Configuration features

Changing the shape of individual channels to match the screen surface

Blending overlapping areas between channels for seamless projection.

Adjusting colour between adjacent channels.

Geometric paths along which visual media move, to a set timing pattern, when in scope.

Setting up channels for different projection modes: flatscreen, composition, dome, or mesh.