Start Pixotope

  1. Double-click the "Pixotope [version number]" icon on your desktop

This launches Pixotope Daemon, which will start all necessary Pixotope services including the Pixotope Director.

Other ways to start Pixotope
  • Start menu > Pixotope [version] - icon

  • [Installation folder]\Services\Daemon\launch\LaunchDirector.bat

Log in

  1. In Director, log in with your user account

  2. Read and agree to the license terms and conditions

For accessing offline machines, check out Get a license for an offline machine (air-gapped)

Choose a license

Choose from your available licenses.

Check out which license type fits your needs: License types - Live, Artist and more

You can change the license type later in the User menu.

  • If the list of licenses is empty, contact your account admin to assign licenses to your user account

  • If the license appears, but shows "0" available, this means that you are using this license on another machine. You can release the license via your Pixotope cloud account → login.pixotope.com > My Licenses

Learn more about how to Manage users and licenses

Select a role

  1. Choose one of the available roles

  • If an Artist license is used, only the "Stand-alone" role is available. The role selection is skipped.

  • If a Control license is used, only "Client" and "Server" roles are selectable

Roles are used to define the responsibility of a machine in a Pixotope network.

This selection is shown on first startup and can be changed later under START > Storage > Machine settings

Select a network

For Server role

Choose the network adapter which should be used for communication between Pixotope machines.

Tracking data can be sent via another network adapter as long as they are both on the same subnet.

For Client role

Choose the server to connect to.

For Stand-alone role

There is no network selection.

Next step

Continue to Create, open and manage shows