How to Create Your Own Virtual Studio with NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2
NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2 is a software that allows you to create and customize virtual sets for your live video productions. With Virtual Set Editor 2, you can transform any location into a professional-looking studio environment that matches your brand, style, and color scheme. You can also import panoramic images or 3D models of real-world locations and turn them into realistic holographic virtual sets. In addition, you can create custom transitions and effects with alpha channel and embedded audio using the included Animation Store Creator application.
In this article, we will show you how to use NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2 to create your own virtual studio in a few simple steps.
Step 1: Install and Launch Virtual Set Editor 2
To use Virtual Set Editor 2, you need to have a compatible TriCaster system with Advanced Edition software. You can purchase Virtual Set Editor 2 from the NewTek online store[^1^] or download a trial version from the NewTek website[^3^]. After installing the software, launch it from your TriCaster system.
Step 2: Choose a Starter Set or Import Your Own
Virtual Set Editor 2 comes with 13 customizable virtual sets, 3 holographic virtual sets, and 3 multi-layer sets that you can use as a starting point for your own design. You can also import your own virtual set created with any 3D application or a panoramic image captured with a camera or smartphone. To choose or import a set, click on the "Open" button on the toolbar and browse to the folder where the set files are located. Select the set file and click "Open". The set will load in the preview window where you can see how it looks from different angles.
Step 3: Edit the Set Elements
Once you have chosen or imported a set, you can edit various elements of it such as inputs, backgrounds, color schemes, set pieces, and more. To edit an element, click on it in the preview window or select it from the list on the left panel. You can then use the tools on the right panel to adjust its properties such as position, size, rotation, opacity, color, texture, etc. You can also add or remove elements by dragging and dropping them from the library on the bottom panel. To preview your changes, click on the "Render" button on the toolbar.
Step 4: Save and Export Your Set
When you are satisfied with your virtual set design, you can save it as a project file for future editing or export it as a LiveSet file for use in your TriCaster system. To save your project file, click on the "Save" button on the toolbar and choose a name and location for your file. To export your LiveSet file, click on the "Export" button on the toolbar and choose a name and location for your file. You can also choose the resolution and format of your LiveSet file from the options menu.
Step 5: Load Your Set in TriCaster
To use your virtual set in your live production, you need to load it in your TriCaster system. To do this, go to the "LiveSet" tab on your TriCaster interface and select your LiveSet file from the list of available sets. You can then assign it to any of your video inputs or outputs and configure its settings such as zoom level, camera angle, input sources, etc. You can also switch between different shots of your virtual set using the presets buttons on your TriCaster control surface or keyboard.
NewTek Virtual Set Editor 2 is a powerful and easy-to-use software that enables you to create stunning virtual sets for your live video productions. With Virtual Set Editor 2, you can customize any of the included starter sets or import your own panoramic images or 3D models of real-world locations and turn them into realistic holographic virtual sets. You can also create custom transitions and effects with alpha channel and embedded audio using the included Animation Store Creator application. By using Virtual Set Editor 2, you can enhance your production value and add instant credibility to your presentation. 061ffe29dd