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Pixotope Director - Interface

Left side menu

The menu on the left is divided into 3 different views which are based on specific steps in a production:

  • The START view is used to handle your shows and machine settings

  • The SETUP view is used for setting up camera and object tracking for your open show

  • The PRODUCTION view is used for adjusting running levels and also controlling them through your control panels

Panels - main area

Via the left side menu you get access to a number of different panels:

Learn more about the panels in the START view at Starting Director

Learn more about the panels in the SETUP view at Setting up a show

Learn more about the panels in the PRODUCTION view at Making adjustments and Creating a custom control panel

Common panels in all views



Provides a link to our online documentation at → and an option to download it as a PDF.


Links to our Frequently Asked Questions on →

Report issue

Links to a form which will create a support ticket.

Status bar/Status panel

The Status bar at the bottom

  • shows all connected machines and their services

Click the Status bar to show more details. The status panel

  • shows all running levels

  • allows you to close and reload levels

  • allows you to restart and stop services

User menu

The user menu can be accessed by clicking the username in the upper right-hand corner. It provides:

  • license information:

  • the ability to switch between Online and Offline mode

  • the ability to switch between license types

  • access to your user account on Pixotope Cloud

  • the option to log out

Windows menu

The Windows menu in the upper left-hand corner provides access to:

  • View options

  • Privacy Policy

  • End-User license agreement (EULA)

  • Subscription agreement

  • About Director

  • Pixotope version

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