Obscene Studio FaqCompilation of frequently asked questions about the application, the installation process and known bugs
What are the requirements to run Obscene Studio?
A recent Windows or Mac Computer (Intel or prefereably M1)
Optionally, but very recommended, a MIDI Pad device from the supported list
Any other MIDI controllers
Does Obscene Studio run on newer Macs with the M1 Processor? Does it need Rosetta?
bscene Studio is available as a native Mac M1 application. You don't need Rosetta. The entry level Mac Mini is enough for an excellent Obscene Studio experience.
Which MIDI Controllers are supported?
Check out the MIDI Section in the manual.
Can I use Obscene studio without a MIDI controller?
Yes, you can use Obscene Studio with only the mouse (or Touch Panel in Windows). You can define "virtual midi knobs", that will show as regular mappings.
How can I install new Storyboard Templates?
Installing new templates in Obscene Studio is really easy:
Download the template from the obscene market
Drag the file into the running Obscene Studio window.
Enjoy your new template !
How can I connect OBS with Obscene Studio?
Please check out the step by step guides in the Manual.
If I use separate computers, can I run Obscene Studio in a mac and OBS in windows or vice-versa?
Absolutely, Obscene Studio for Windows or Mac connects to OBS for Windows or Mac, you don´t need to use the same computer type.
Animations and Video are sluggish on OBS
Animations and high quality video are always demanding operations no matter the computer power. But there are a couple of things you can check out to improve the performance:
Enable Hardware Acceleration
Please make sure Hardware acceleration is enabled in OBS.
A recent version does it automatically. You might need to upgrade your version of OBS.
To check if Hardware Acceleration is enabled, enter the following url in the Browser Source URL of OBS;
You will see detailed status about the hardware acceleration. For best performance, most items should be green.
Increase Frame Rate
- Set 50 as the frame rate of the Browser Source in OBS.
Check that your computer is up for the job
Open "Activity Monitor" (mac) or a similar tool, to check that your CPU is not clogged. If your CPU is at 100%, there is not much you can do other than simplify your storyboard or upgrade your computer.
How can I enter or exit Full Screen?
- Press F11, select it from the Menubar (mac only), or head to SETTINGS > ADVANCED
Why Camera Widgets show "Camera Not Supported" or a similar error in OBS?
From the Obscene Studio Manual
You need to start OBS with a special parameter so Obscene Studio Overlay has access to the Video Cameras:
On Apple Mac computers
Please make sure OBS is closed, then open a Terminal (Utilities > Terminal) and type the following code:
On Windows computers
Please make sure OBS is closed, then open a Command Prompt and type the following code:
"C:/Program Files/OBS Studio/obs.exe" --use-fake-ui-for-media-stream --enable-media-stream
- The application may be installed elsewhere. Just look for it in the usual Windows folder for installed applications.
Why the overlays are sometimes displayed with a white background in OBS?
It is related to network errors when loading the overlay. Just restart OBS.
What keys are available in Obscene Studio?
Please check out this section in the manual.
Why Emojis look different between Mac and Windows computers?
Emojis are provided as a system font and normally updated with the operating system. Each Operating System manufacturer has a different policy regarding how emoji should look.
How can I include YouTubeTM videos in my scenes?
There are 2 procedures for that:
Open YouTubeTM in a browser, then drag a video and drop it inside Obscene Studio.
- Alternatively, drop it in a existing YouTube layer, and its video will be replaced
Press "Add Media" icon, then in the Search Box just type the URL of a YouTubeTM Video.
How can I include my own media in my storyboards?
Just drag and drop files from your computer. The following file types are supported:
- MP4 and WEBM Video Files
- WAV and MP3 Audio Files
- PNG, JPG and GIF images
Files are copied inside the storyboard project.
Remember to fill out the Content Atribution details.
How does Obscene Studio give back to the Creators Community?
When you create storyboards in Obscene Studio, you can add:
- Arbitrary content from your computer, like Videos, Images or Audio tracks
- Public content from third party services like Giphy, UnSplash or YouTube, reusable under specific licenses.
Obscene Studio recollects author and license information as you add stuff to your storyboard. In the case of local content, you can specify also author and attribution metadata.
All storyboards created by Obscene Studio automatically include a dynamic license, with information about all the media used in the different scenes, its source domain, author name and link to the original content.
Obscene Studio Users are also encouraged to include this attribution information in a "Credits" scene. Obscene Studio provides widgets to create cool credits sequences !
- When you package one of your storyboards as a template, and submit to us for distribution in the Obscene Market, you will be required to complete any missing attribution information. This way, all attribution information will be included in the template and, when reused, inherited by the child storyboards.
Why sometimes the local sceen and OBS Screen are on different scenes?
It depends on the current mode:
In Edit Mode
scenes you select with the mouse or touch will not be sent to the remote OBS screen.
- unless you press "SAVE", then the remote screen will be updated
- … or you press PLAY, changing to Perform mode.
- the purpose is to be able to edit without disrupting the remote screen.
scenes you select with the Midi Pad will ONLY affect the remote OBS screen.
The MIDI PAD can show 2 current scenes (ORANGE LIGHTS) if the remote and local screen are on different scenes.
The SCENE section of the sidebar will show the interactive parameters relevant to the LOCAL slide (the one you are able to see and edit)
In Perform Mode
In Perform Mode, the local and remote screen are always in sync. You cannot edit the scene while in perform mode.
The SCENE section of the sidebar will show the interactive parameters relevant to the current slide