NewTek NDI is a great way to send textures (video) across networks.
Best done with ethernet and dedicated router, but you can wifi in video as well. If your phone and computer are on the same wifi network, or if you connect computer to phone wifi hotspot then running an NDI-enabled camera app on your phone will feed video into Simmetri.
Connecting Phone Camera Video into Simmetri
Video Tutorial Covering the Steps that Follow:
1. First you'll need and NDI Camera App:
NDI Apps on App Stores:
2. Send from App, Receive as Input Texture in Simmetri:
- Have phone/video recording device connected to same network as Simmetri computer.
- Whichever app you're using ensure you're broadcasting / streaming out your texture.
- In Simmetri:
- Undock the 'browser' in upper left.
- Right click in the right side pane (your library)
- Texture > NewInput2DTexture
- If this is your first Input2DTexture, your Input2DTexture thumbnail (in the browser) will now be seen updating with the incoming frames from the video.
- If you have other Input2DTextures already, then you'll need to bind this newly-created Input2DTexture to the phone-cam-app NDI stream input:
- Edit > Preferences... > inputs (tab at bottom) > Input Textures (on left list)
- Select from the right pane the texture that matches the name of the newly-created texture in your browser/library.
- Select Set, and select the incoming NDI stream to bind that stream to your selected texture.
3. Send from App, Receive as Input Texture in Simmetri:
- Now create a material from the input texture
- in browser, right click the texture
- Create New Material From Texture
- Use the texture and material however you like: if you drag the material onto objects in the space you will apply that material to them directly.