System Requirements

Operating System:

Windows 7/8/10/11


Intel Core i5 or equivalent (Intel Core i7 recommended)


4 GB

Graphic Card:

OpenGL capable

Copy Protection:

CodeMeter Runtime 5.20

LAN Connection:

The Creator/Mapper2d rely on network communication with the PatternGenerator. After starting the program for the first time, windows firewall (or other 3rd party products) may ask for permission to use certain network ports in conjunction with the program. It’s crucial to allow those connections.

Supported Cameras

ProjectionTools rely on calibrated cameras and lenses. Due to the calibration need, usually prime lens optics are used.


Normal and fisheye lenses are supported.

Calibrated and uncalibrated cameras are supported.

Creator demo

The demo version supports only uncalibrated cameras. The list of supported cameras is not limited.

Normal and fisheye lenses are supported.


Align relies on calibrated cameras and lenses. Due to the calibration need, usually prime lens optics are used.

Normal and fisheye lenses are supported.

Here is the list of supported camera types:


Windows supported webcams can be used. Then default resolution is 1080p if supported. The following models are recommended:

  • Logitech BRIO

  • Logitech C920

Canon EOS series:

No drivers required

  • EOS 6D/7D

AVT Firewire:

Vimba 5.0 required

  • Guppy 046B, 046C, 146B, 146C

  • Oscar 810C

  • Marlin 145C2

AVT Gigabit Ethernet:

Vimba 5.0 required. In order to use AVT camreas, make sure camera backend is set to Vimba using Help/Camera Backend....

  • Manta G-145B, G-146B, G-223B, G-504B

  • Mako G-223B, G-503B, G507B

  • Alvium G1-500m, G1-507m


uEye 4.95.00 required

  • UI524xCP

  • UI528xCP

  • UI536xCP

  • UI548xCP, UI548xSE

  • UI558xCP

Daheng Imaging:

Galaxy 1.6.2001 required. In order to use Daheng Imaging camreas, switch camera backend to Daheng using Help/Camera Backend....

In order to use Daheng Imaging cameras, replace mediaservice/vimbaengine.dll with mediaservice/Daheng/dahengengine.dll

  • MER-500-14GM-P

  • MER-630-16GM-P

  • MER2-503-23GM-P

  • MER2-507-23GM-P


Pylon Runtime 7.3 required

  • acA1920-51gc

  • acA2440-20gm

  • acA2500-14gm

  • acA4024-8gc

Setup and Installation

Several devices need to be wired up and running for calibrating a projection system.

  • They should cover the screen.

  • Neighboring projection channels should have an overlap of roughly 10%.

  • Image optimizations like dynamic brightness/contrast should be disabled, since they might negatively interfere with camera-based calibration process.

  • A clean gamma curve should be set (as a default, gamma 2.2 is expected).

Image Generator(s)

Also called Display Computer(s) or Media Server(s).

  • Must be connected to projectors and show image.

  • Ensure, that correct resolution is set, usually the projectors native resolution is desired.

  • Disable Display scaling.

  • Install PatternGenerator using the ProjectionTools Demo installer in “Image Generator” configuration.

  • Start PatternGenerator in either of the following modes using the links added to the start menu.


    Opens PatternGenerator in fullscreen mode on main display.


    Opens PatternGenerator on all attached displays (Commandline option -m).

    Multimonitor (no primary)

    Opens PatternGenerator on all secondary displays (Commandline option -o).


    Starting PatternGenerator without a special mode allows to customize the window layout. This allows to show it only on a few attached Displays or even to divide one Display in multiple subregions, for example when a spanned desktop is used and PatternGenerator recognize the whole desktop as one single Display.

Control PC

Usually a separate computer. But in some cases the Display Computer is used as Control PC as well. In that case at least an additional monitor should be attached to control the calibration software without interfering with the projected image.

  • Install ProjectionTools Demo (Full or Control-PC setup)

  • Install potential camera drivers required for industrial cameras

  • Connect camera and check connection. AVT and IDS both install a camera viewer when installing the driver software. Webcams can be checked with the windows camera app.

  • Establish and check network connection to Display Computers.