Absolutely! Luminant Music is a creative tool, and we are excited to see how it can be used creatively as well as commercially. Any videos you produce with it are yours to share and monetize however you like.
No, if you have already installed the Luminant Music trial, click the About icon, found at the top of the of the application, and enter the license key you received when you purchased the Lite, Standard, or Ultimate edition.
The license key you received when you purchased Luminant Music will work for all point releases until the next major release. For example, if you purchased a license key for version 2.0.1, the key will be valid for 2.0.2, 2.1.0, 2.2.0, etc. A new key will be required for the next major release, which would be 3.0 in this example.
1. Click the Application Settings icon near the Main Menu button on the bottom left of the screen. The SETTINGS menu will open.
2. Click Scene Configuration.
3. Toggle AUTO-ADVANCE to off.
This setting will keep Luminant Music displaying only one scene until you select another one, using the Scene Select tools at the top of the screen.
By default, Luminant Music’s Video Producer will produce a .WEBM file. You have the option to use an external encoder to produce a video in a different file type such as an MP4.
To encode to a different file type, you will need to add a command-line encoder and an encoderData.txt file to the StreamingAssets folder within the Luminant Music installation, typically found through the following path:
C:\Program Files\Cybernetic Entertainment\Luminant Music\LuminantMusic_Data\StreamingAssets\
One popular external encoder is the FFMPEG encoder. If you have already installed Luminant Music, follow these steps to add the FFMPEG encoder.
1. Download the FFMPEG encoder (or other external encoder) to your computer. From the files you downloaded, locate the FFMPEG executable file (ffmpeg.exe) and place it in the StreamingAssets folder found in the path indicated above or wherever you installed Luminant Music.
2. Download this sample encoderData.txt file, configured to encode MP4 files for the FFMPEG encoder, and place it in the StreamingAssets folder as well.
3. On the SETTINGS tab of the Video Producer, under VIDEO CONFIGURATION, set the toggle beside USE EXTERNAL ENCODER to YES.