Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©

Control Buttons

This section contains information on the Controls Buttons, which include the Play and the On Air buttons.


  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_clapper_board.png Clapper Board: Shows or hides the Director Control Panel window.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_back_to_start.png Back: Jumps to the beginning of the animation in the scene.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_play.png Play: Starts the animation of the scene.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_stop.png Stop: Stops the animation of the scene.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_forward.png Continue: Continues the animation after it stopped at a stop point.

  • images/download/thumbnails/50614272/onairmode_preview.png Render Preview: Shows or hides the VGA Preview window (only available on machines with video cards). The keyboard shortcut for activating or deactivating this window is SHIFT + BACKSPACE. The state of the VGA Preview window depends on how the Render preview default setting in the Video Output section of Viz Config is configured:

    • Inactive: Does not display by default.

    • Active: Displays by default.

    • Fullscreen: Sets the On Air window to screen size.

      Note: Preview is always enabled on Viz Artist machines without a video card.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_clock.png Performance Editor: Shows or hides the Performance Editor.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_system_info.png System Information: Shows or hides the On Air Information window.

  • images/download/attachments/50614272/onairmode_lense_editor.png Lens File Editor: Shows or hides the Lens File Editor. Use to adjust the lens files for virtual studios. Adjust the field of view, lens distortion, nodal point and center shift. It is mainly used for lens calibration.