Lightform is meant for anyone who wants to create a projected AR experience. It's as simple as Powerpoint and as powerful as Photoshop.
Lightform can project on most colored and textured surfaces of any shape. And of course, we can't project on glass or mirrored surfaces!
Yes! You can control interactive effects, text and triggering content from any device using touchOSC or IFTT. Interactive content must be made within Lightform Creator.
Lightform is designed to use structured light scanning so it can work with any projector. The scanning process takes 60 to 90 seconds, and provides a full resolution map of the projector's pixels. Therefore, Lightform does not support real time tracking.
Lightform is compatible with most projectors on the market. It supports a maximum resolution of 1920x1200, and throw ratios between 0.85 and 1.82. There is no range limitation – if you can see the projected image, then Lightform can scan it.
Lightform has a minimum focus distance of 3' and no maximum focus distance. It works with projector throw ratios between 0.85 - 1.82. This means it can scan almost any size scene, from a coffee cup to a large building.
Lightform does not support long throw projectors over 1.82 throw ratio. Using a projector over 1.82 throw ratio may yeild a low quality scan result. If Lightform can see the projected image and the projection is in focus, then it can perform a scan.
See our How It Works page for more information about scene size and projector requirements.
What is Lightform's camera technology?
Lightform has a visible light camera similar to the one on your phone, and does not use an IR emitter like a Kinect or depth sensor. If Lightform can see the projected image and the projection is in focus, then it can perform a scan. See our How It Works page for more information about scene size and projector requirements.
What kind of objects can Lightform scan?
Structed light scanning can scan most non-reflective surfaces. Matte finishes are best. Reflective and transparent surfaces will result in missing scan data. Glass, mirrors, and reflective objects are not ideal.
Yes! This feature will be available with Lightform Creator Pro, which is coming soon.
Can Lightform be used to blend or stack multiple projectors?
At this time, we do not have plans for the LF1 to blend or stack multiple projectors into a single, seamless image. This is a commonly requested feature; however, so please sign up for our email newsletter to be notified about future product updates.
Projector lenses are just similar to camera lenses but rather than receive light, they transmit it. A short throw projector lens uses the equivalent to wide angle or fisheye lens in camera-speak. It can project a larger image from a shorter distance, just like a fisheye lens.
If you're still in doubt, most consumer projectors are normal throw projectors. Short throw projectors have wide angle lenses that look like bubbles or hemispheres, while normal throw projectors have smaller lenses. If you're not sure, you probably have a normal throw projector.
You can connect any sensors to Lightform wirelessly using TouchOSC.
Lightform's structured light scan takes approximately 30 seconds to display patterns, then approximately 60 seconds to triangulate the depth estimate, fill in holes and wirelessly transmit the scan back to your laptop.
Yes'm, you can use Lightform Creator on your Mac & PC - the software will be available for download on the web when you receive your Lightform. Lightform Creator is a desktop only software.
You retake a scan which you can do remotely and you can relign your content to the new scan and deploy.
The Epson 1060 projector is 3,100 lumens. In high bright lighting (e.g. retail) it works well on a 4 ft wide scene, in a darker room (e.g. an event) it works on a 10 ft wide scene, in pitch black (e.g. at night) it could be used on a 20 ft wide scene.
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Your credit card will not be charged until your order is shipped. We will notify you when your order is nearing shipment.
You can cancel your order anytime before your Lightform ships.
You can update your shipping address or payment information on the online dashboard you received in your order receipt or contact us at [email protected].
Lightform ships to the U.S, Canada, United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. If you don't see your country listed here, sign up to be notified when we ship to your country here.
Your receipt lists your shipping wave, which varies based upon when you reserved your unit.
Lightform comes with a 1 year warranty. The LF1 starter kit projector is covered under Epson's manufacture warranty.
Lightform has a 15 day return policy. You can return your order for a full refund, minus return shipping costs.
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Lightform is only available on Lightform.com. For distribution inquiries, contact [email protected].
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