Required hardware:

As we only provide digital delivery you will require additional hardware to use and get the most out of Fluid. We supply  Fluid with blueprints showing how things should be wired up and also we will outline the additional pieces of equipment you will need and can recommend some different brands products based on your budget. Working like this saves money and time as we can recommend what you need when purchasing, you can simply order these parts online in your country of origin and avoid shipping time and import taxes. If you have problems finding anything we can assist you in sourcing them.

The following sections outline the hardware you will require when using Fluid in different situations.

Offline

Our software can be used in a offline way, such as how we used it to create the videos for this site. In this case there it is a very simple setup as no audience interaction is required. In this case we used the following major components:

1 x Show computer system or laptop (HD4000 GPU / i5 minimum / 4gb ram / MAC OSX)
1 x Fluid software
1 x Node locked license
1 x 3D camera (XBOX 360 not Kinect for Windows)
2 x Wireless hand controller sets (one backup pair)
1 x Rechargable battery sets (12 x AAA) & charger
1 x 5m active USB extender (recommended to extend controller range)
1 x HD video capture device

However when performing to a live viewer or audience there are two options, local performance from within the same venue using cabling etc or a network based approach using the internet and additional VOIP software (Skype etc)

Non network based / simplified setup requires the following major components:

1 x Show computer system or laptop (HD4000 GPU or above & MAC OSX)
1 x Fluid software
1 x Node locked license
1 x 3D camera (XBOX 360 not Kinect for Windows)
2 x Wireless hand controller sets (one backup pair)
1 x Rechargable battery sets (12 x AAA) & charger
1 x 5m active USB extender (recommended to extend controller range)
1 x CCTV camera & monitor
1 x front of house mic, mixer & wireless headphones
1 x wireless microphone system
1 x front of house display & speakers / TV screen
2 x HDMI/DVI & Audio cable sets / Cat 6 transceivers & cable run for longer distances

Simple Skype to Skype screen share setup requires the following major components:

1 x Show computer systems / laptop (HD4000 GPU or above & MAC OSX)
1 x viewer computer or tablet (any Skype video capable device)
1 x Fluid software on operators system
1 x Node locked license
1 x 3D camera (XBOX 360 not Kinect for Windows)
2 x Wireless hand controller sets (one backup pair)
1 x Rechargable battery sets (12 x AAA) & charger
1 x 5m active USB extender (recommended to extend controller range)
2 x routers
1 x webcam / built in webcam at viewers end
1 x wireless microphone system
2 x internet connections

Full network setup requires the following major components:

2 x Show computer systems or laptop (HD4000 GPU or above & MAC OSX) – Server & Client
1 x Fluid software on each machine
2 x Node locked licenses
1 x 3D camera (XBOX 360 not Kinect for Windows)
2 x Wireless hand controller sets (one backup pair)
1 x Rechargable battery sets (12 x AAA) & charger
1 x 5m active USB extender (recommended to extend controller range)
2 x routers
1 x IP camera & tablet or phone for viewing
1 x wireless microphone system
1 x front of house display & speakers / TV screen
2 x internet connections (1mbps UP/Download speed at both ends)