Glossary

  • Anaglyph: Stereoscopic Rendering technique that requires red/blue glasses.

  • Aperture: The opening which allows light into a Camera. Feature of Pro Cam.

  • AR: Abbreviation for Augmented Reality.

  • AR Inspector: Menu that appears in AR Mode which contains controls specifically useful for Augmented Reality.

  • AR Mode: Activated by pressing the AR button in the Stage Toolbar.

  • Aspect Ratio: The width to height ratio of the Viewfinder. Common values include 4:3 and 16:9.

  • Audio Track: A Timeline Track that contains controls for accurate placement of audio clips.

  • Augmented Reality: Allows you to place and view your scene in the world around you.

  • Camera Cut: A point in time in which the final output changes to a different camera.

  • Camera Identifier: A letter automatically assigned to each Camera used to identify and distinguish cameras from each other.

  • Character Designer: Powerful system that allows you to modify your characters outfit, size, and shape.

  • Color Picker: Menu used to select a color for various purposes.

  • Designer Character: Character created with Character Designer.

  • Desktop: Windows and Mac computers.

  • Dropbox: A service that ShotPro relies on for keeping projects synchronized between devices.

  • Expansion Pack: Feature or prop pack that must be purchased before it can be used.

  • Export: Converts a project into a format so that it can easily be shared and viewed by others. ShotPro supports exporting to a video file, GIF, and Storyboard images.

  • Face MoCap: Captures facial expressions for use on Designer Characters. Requires the TrueDepth Camera.

  • Favorite: Custom prop that can be accessed from the Favorites list.

  • Folder: Used to organize the Object List as well as group objects together. It is often used to group similar objects together such as trees, actors, and cameras.

  • GIF: An image sequence commonly found on the web. ShotPro can export to this format.

  • IAP: Abbreviation for In-App Purchase.

  • In-App Purchase: A purchase made within an app.

  • Inspector: Contains controls and properties for modifying an Object.

  • Inspector Wheel: Use this to modify an Inspector Property value. Especially useful on Mobile.

  • JPG: Compressed image format which is supported by ShotPro.

  • Keyframe: A virtual snapshot of an objects properties, used in the Animation Track.

  • License Key: A unique code used to activate ShotPro on your computer. Only needed for the Standalone version.

  • Live Camera: Camera whose output is being displayed in the Viewfinder. There can only be one Live Camera at a time.

  • Material: Describes the way a 3D object is rendered. This includes its color, texture, and shine. One object can contain multiple materials.

  • Mobile: Android and iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

  • MoCap: Captures whole body movements for use in software.

  • Multi-Display: Output the Viewfinder onto a 2nd display.

  • Music Bed: A song that plays in the background.

  • OBJ: .obj is a simple file format which describes a 3D model and is supported by ShotPro.

  • Object: An object can be anything, often resembling a real-world object such as a camera, light, actor, table, etc…

  • Object Controller: Used to manipulate an object in the 3D View. Becomes active when selecting an object.

  • Object List: Lists all Objects in the currently open Scene.

  • Platform: Another term for Operating System. ShotPro runs on four platforms and they are iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows.

  • PNG: Uncompressed image format which contains transparency information and is supported by ShotPro.

  • Pre-visualization: Planning phase of a movie production. A process that filmmakers go through before actually shooting with real cameras and actors.

  • Preview: Used to watch your project from start to finish without needing to wait for an Export.

  • Pro am: Simulate real-world lenses including Aperture, Focal Length, and Film Format.

  • Project: Sequence of Scenes.

  • Prop: Another word for Object.

  • Prop Request: Requests submitted by users to the ShotPro Team of objects they wish to see added to the app.

  • Prop Shop: The new way to explore and download props into your project. It is a growing library and currently contains hundreds of objects.

  • Restore Purchases: Necessary when purchases that have been made are appearing as un-purchased. This may happen when installing ShotPro on a new device.

  • Scene: A group of objects meant to convey a concept or idea.

  • Set Designer: Top-down mode where you can design rooms and houses in 2D. Contains options for doors, walls, and windows.

  • Soft Light: Lighting technique used to create very soft shadows in ShotPro.

  • Stage: The main work environment where all of the essential tools are found.

  • Standalone: A copy of ShotPro purchased direct from us, outside of an App Store.

  • Stereoscopic Rendering: Makes computer images viewable in 3D, appearing to come off of the screen. Often special glasses are required.

  • Storyboard: Sequence of drawings used to describe how a movie will be shot.

  • Text & Paint: This feature allows you to markup your scene directly on the Viewfinder.

  • Timeline: Located at the bottom of the Stage where all of the time-based controls are.

  • Timeline Track: The Timeline contains numerous tracks that serve different purposes. Examples include Animation, Audio, and Camera Cut.

  • Tooltip: Helpful descriptions accessed by hovering the cursor over a button and waiting a bit OR pressing and holding a button on Mobile.

  • Tracking Quality Indicator: Used in Augmented Reality mode to indicate the current tracking quality, viewable in the upper-right corner. Green is good, yellow is ok, and red is poor.

  • TrueDepth Camera: Camera that is built into the latest iPhones and iPads, created by Apple. Requirement for the Face MoCap feature.

  • Unknown Sources: This feature is part of Android OS that allows installation of apps outside of Google Play. This must be turned on prior to the ShotPro installation.

  • Viewfinder: Look here to see exactly what your final animation will look like. Located in the top-right corner of the Stage.

  • Virtual Reality: Viewing computer content in a more true to life way and requires a headset.

  • VR: Abbreviation for Virtual Reality.

  • WAV: Audio file format that ShotPro can import.

  • 3D View: The 3D part of the Stage where you view and edit objects.

  • 3-DOF: Abbreviation for 3 degrees of freedom (rotation).

  • 6-DOF: Abbreviation for 6 degrees of freedom (position + rotation).

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