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Pixotope World Settings

All settings global to a Pixotope level are available in the "Pixotope World Settings" Window in the Pixotope Editor.

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Pixotope related World Settings have been moved into its separate window named Pixotope World Settings. To open

  • Click on the Pixotope World Settings button on the top right

  • OR go to Window > Pixotope > Pixotope World Settings


The settings are separated into sections which can be filtered on clicking the section buttons on the top of the window.

Most of the settings are accessible through the Adjustment panels in the Pixotope Director.

Learn more about Making adjustments - PRODUCTION

All properties can be controlled via the control panel.

Learn more about How to create a custom control panel




Enable a preview output while working in the Editor.

Learn more about the WYSIWYG broadcast workflow

Video Outputs

Define multiple outputs from a single engine.

Learn more about how to Route more than one output per machine


Visualization Mode

Optionally output intermediate buffers from before the output image is completed

Visualization with Alpha

Include alpha channel in intermediate buffers

Use Debug Video Input

Use a debug image instead of the external video input. Optionally set your own Custom Debug Textures (see below).

Debug Camera Tracking

Use debug tracking instead of the external tracking input

Debug tracking can be found on:
TrackedCamera > CameraTrackerComponent > Debug Camera State

Use Actor Transform for Camera Tracking Debug

Allows to manually move the TrackedCamera using its transforms

Enable Lens Distortion in Editor


Custom Debug Textures


Replace Existing Volume on Auto Spawn

Convert the first unbound Post Process Volume, if one exists, with a Post Process Handler

Learn more about PostProcessHandler vs PostProcessVolume

Auto Spawn Essential Actors

Make sure these essential Pixotope actors exist, when this level is opened

  • CameraRoot

    • TrackedCamera

    • XROutsideFrustumPoint

  • MaterialHandler

  • PostProcessHandler

Auto Possess Tracked Camera

Start with viewing the level through the main tracked camera, when playing this level


Enable DLSS


Learn more about Using NVIDIA DLSS

DLSS Quality

Screen Percentage

Enable Custom Screen Percentage

Learn more about Screen percentage

Note: When using Custom Screen Percentage Unreal’s screen percentage is disregarded

Custom Screen Percentage Value


Apply Convolution Bloom to Video

Apply Convolution Bloom from Video

Depth of Field

DOF Compensate for Overscan

Modifies the depth of field calculations to make them as accurate as possible to incoming lens data

Before DOF Translucency Compositing

For materials which have Before DOF enabled.

  • In AR scenes, this allows usage of translucency before DOF

  • In VS scenes, this allows for the translucent object to correctly composite with the compositing plane, but might add a dark halo around the video

Note: Adds a small performance cost


Add Gaussian Blur

Gaussian Blur Strength

Gaussian Blur After Tone Mapping

Mask Out After Blur


Apply Refraction to Video

If you don't use refraction in front of the video, turn it off to save performance.

Note: Materials with refraction also distort the video

Anti Aliasing

Anti Alias Mask

Smoothes to the edges of the Compositing plane

Upscale TAA Mask

Upscale Anti Alias Mask using temporal antialiasing

Allow Move Media Inputs Past AA

When enabled together with "Use unjittered projection" on the Media input component, the media input (including 3D living photo) will not be affected by antialiasing.

When enabling "Use unjittered projection", this setting will be enabled by default.


Send camera Preview

Send this engines camera position to other machines.

Learn more about Showing cameras of other engines

Show All Camera Previews

Show all camera positions in this Editor viewport


LUT File (Absolute Path)

Set a custom LUT file.

Note: State.ColorMatching.ARLUT needs to be empty/undefined. Learn more about how to Control properties of the current show - Store tab

Compositing Mode

Switch between Internal and External compositing mode.

Learn more about Compositing modes

Enable Temporal Upscale

Controls the console command r.TemporalAA.Upsampling

Upscale to Video Resolution

When rendering in Preview Live mode the render resolution will be upscaled to match the video output resolution

Move Media Inputs Past Tonemapping

When enabled together with "Use unjittered projection" on the Media input component, the media input will not be affected by tone mapping.

When enabling "Use unjittered projection", this setting will be enabled by default.

Render AO With Lumen

Force Ambient Occlusion rendering when using Lumen for Global Illumination



Enable AR

Render the input video behind the graphics


Render the input video on the AR backplate in the Editor viewport

Fade Out

Fade out graphics

Ambient Occlusion

When using Lumen check the Render AO With Lumen setting above

Enable Ambient Occlusion

Ambient Occlusion

Change the intensity


Enable Shadows

Enable Colored Shadows

Switch between using black or colored shadows

Shadow Color Intensity

Multiplier for shadow colors

Advanced Colored Shadows

Samples the video texture for shadow color calculation, giving more realistic results

Shadows Use Luma Mask

Use the video luma mask to change the intensity of the shadows, for example in order to avoid awkward real-world/digital shadow overlaps

Luma Mask Multiplier

Enables the multiplication by the video luma mask. Used with new shadows

Luma Mask Power

Luma Mask Power factor

Difference Shadows

Global shadow strength control

Shadow Power AR

Global shadow power factor

Shadows Ambient Offset

Sets a maximum intensity for shadows which can be useful to simulate ambient light


Enable Reflections


Change the color intensity of the reflections

Alpha Reflections

Change how visible the reflections are



Use Alternate Translucency Compositing

Try disabling, if translucency compositing is not giving the expected results

Light Wrap on Graphics

Enable Light Wrap AR

Background Blur Level

Alpha Blur Level

Enable Light Wrap Blur Adjustments

Light Wrap Fade Distance

Light Wrap Gain

Light Wrap Color Blur Scatter Size

Light Wrap Alpha Blur Scatter Size

Light Catcher

Enable Light Catcher

Learn more AR Shadow, Reflection & Light Catcher

Use Catcher Material

Diffuse Override

Specular Override

Light Multiplicative Power AR

Light Additive Power AR

Light After TAA

Add GI

Add Global Illumination to light catcher.

Note: When using Ray Tracing Global Illumination (Post Process Handler) the Shadow/Reflection/Light catcher material must be non black!


TAA Alpha Override

Use with DLSS

Learn more about how to Set up an AR level



Enable VS

Multiply Fill with Key

Multiply the input fill with the input key inside the engine

Render Fog on to VS

Enable, if volumetric fog should be visible on top of the compositing plane

Alpha Correction

Enable Alpha Gamma Gain

Alpha Gamma

Alpha Gain

Light Wrap on Video

Enable Light Wrap VS

Adds a lightwrap around the edges of the image using the environment

Light Wrap Multiplier

Light Wrap Distance

Light Wrap Blur Radius

Light Wrap Distance Steps

Light Wrap Radial Steps

Light Wrap Kernel Power

Shadows onto Comp Plane

Cast Shadows On VS Plane

Allows scene objects to cast shadows on to Compositing planes.

Learn more about Compositing Planes

Shadow on VSPlane Power

Shadow on VSPlane Cutoff

Shadow Dilation Steps

Light Up VS Plane

Light Up VS Plane

Light Multiplicative Power VS

Light Additive Power VS

DOF Correction

DOF VS Correction

Add Video Before DOF

Video in Focus

Before DOF Translucency

Skip Mask Out VS


Capture Scene on Movement

When enabled, the Respill scene capture will automatically update on plane movement.

Note: This decreases performance while plane is moving

Linear Depth

When using virtual cameras this will smoothen the video on the compositing plane

Backplane Enabled

"Backplane" is geometry placed just behind the video plane, which can cast shadows and might be necessary for certain effects.

Try to avoid using it, as it can cause issues with DOF and AO

Backplane Alpha Threshold

Try to Fix Antialiasing Edge

This smoothens the edge of the video on the compositing plane. Try disabling it when you are

  • not using the video keyer

  • using multiple compositing planes

  • OR there is nothing in front of the compositing plane

Custom SSR

Allows the compositing plane to cast Screen Space Reflections even with Backplane disabled

Custom Lumen Reflections

Similar to Custom SSR but for Lumen

Learn more about how to Set up a VS level


Learn more about Pixotope World Settings > XR

Learn more about how to Set up an XR level (virtual window)




Camera Tracking Source

Switch between tracking sources

Record Ptrk

Record Camera Tracking Data

Start to record tracking data.

Learn more about Recording and playback of tracking data

Use Today's Directory

Tracking Recording Source


BPE Scale

Learn more about how to Set up Body Pose Estimation (BPE)

TalenTrack Port

Learn more about how to Set up TalenTrack

Learn more about how to Configure camera tracking

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