Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©



The VLC plug-in is a media player plug-in that makes use of VLC media player technology. The plug-in can play any media that can play in the VLC player. VLC should be placed on a group container for playing the media over a rectangle or on a geometry object, as it is a function plug-in . The plug-in requires a VLC player to be installed on the machine.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Container plug-ins -> Texture

Note: Do not apply a texture to a VLC plug-in container.

VLC Properties


  • Media: Name of the media to be played. It can be a file supported by VLC player.

  • Loop: Plays media on repeat when set to On.

  • Audio Enabled: Plays sound from the selected media during playback when set to On. When set to Off, the sound is muted.

  • Volume: Controls the volume level if Audio is enabled.

  • Logging: Writes log information into a file named vlc.log, residing in the Viz3 folder.

  • Set Clip Time: Sets the clip playback time (in milliseconds). Default value is the clip length.

  • Play on Load: Plays the clip automatically when loading the scene when set to On. When set to Off, the clip does not play until clicking the Play button.

  • Use Proxy: Determines whether to use a proxy. When set to On, additional parameters are enabled:

    • Proxy Host: The name of the proxy machine.

    • Proxy Port: Proxy port, as defined on the proxy machine.

    • Proxy User: User name with permission to access the network via the proxy machine.

    • Proxy Password: Password for the proxy user.

  • Play: Plays the media from the beginning.

  • Stop: Stops playing the media. The current frame is displayed. It is not possible to resume playing the media after has been stopped.

  • Pause: Pauses the clip at the current frame.

  • Continue: Continues playing the media from the current frame after it was paused.