Collaborating with a colleague who doesn't have Visionary Render

Visionary Render can stream video to external devices and control them remotely using a program called ActiveView Light, which is included in the Visionary Render install package. This means it is possible to collaborate with a colleague who does not have Visionary Render licensed on their machine.

  1. Run Visionary Render on the host machine and enable video streaming by clicking on the icon in the Toolbar.
  2. Now right-click on the same icon and select Settings… from the drop-down menu to configure video streaming.
  3. Copy the Local IP address from the Video Streaming Statistics panel into the Host IP address field. To find any other addresses the machine may have (e.g. for connecting over the internet), run ipconfig from a Windows command prompt. Edit the Port and Password settings if desired or leave them blank.
  4. Run ActiveView Light from the client machine. This can be found in the Windows start menu.
  5. Enter the host’s IP address, port, and password into the dialogue, then click on the Connect button. Saved connections can be managed with the Save, +, - and Copy buttons at the bottom of the Saved connections panel.
  6. Ensure that Display Sync is enabled – it can be found under Settings > Renderer > General. If this is not done, the stream may appear choppy.
  7. Configure streaming settings for quality or responsiveness (see the Quality Settings chapter below).
  8. In ActiveView Light, click on the mouse button to allow remote control of the host machine. The X button exits back to the main menu.


  • Multiple devices can connect to the same instance of Visionary Render.
  • Active View Light does not allow the remote user to access all features of Visionary Render on their system such as supporting tracked devices

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