As the most powerful and the most easy-to-use dome content player, AMATERAS Dome Player is used from productions to small and hi-end dome theaters.
Its graphical interface is specially designed for domes, so you can make the best use of the dome theater's immersive environment.
All of its previewing functions are available for free, so everyone can understand how to use the dome theater without actually being there. AMATERAS Dome Player is developed to intend to open doors and to invite more talented people to the dome community.
Amateras has been developed based on experience of various dome projection practices.
Solving all the technical difficulties, it lets you focus on what you want to express,
without worrying about how.
Amateras supports the world standard Dome Master format for dome visualization. If you have images, movies in this format or photographs taken with a circular fish-eye lens, drop them on Amateras to fill the whole dome environment.
You can browse your dome contents in File Library panel. Organize files and folders in this visual content manager, or use it for an easy playback with a simple double-click on an icon.
Amateras has become an indispensable tool for dome contents creators.
You can simulate how your content looks on a dome screen.
It provides you with the easiest way to preview dome contents without domes.
Preview your dome contents in your favorite styles.
Add sub windows for multi-angle monitoring. Check whole dome content by Dome Master View, and check it inside the dome by ide Angle View at the same time.
Amateras3 has equipped with new "real-time effects" features,
allowing you to add corrections and modifications on your contents on playback.
Your idea will open up a new horizon for dome theater experience!
Like a magic, the new Effect function lets you interactively decorates your dome content on playback. Change effect parameters to explore the variations.
On-site color correction can adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and gammas of dome contents in real time, in your own environment.
Amateras can display usual flat screen contents freely on the dome screen.
You can add as many slides as you want, and place them wherever you want.
Now 360deg immersive dome screen is all yours to decorate.
Place your flat screen contents on dome screen with a virtual sub projector. Drag and drop your flat screen contents to add unlimited number of slides. Adjust the position and size of each slide through simple mouse operations.
Dome and slide contents can be independently controlled. You can, for example, apply effects and transitions separately for each slide. Adding a subtitle for a dome movie is a snap.
There are a number of different ways to enrich your dome presentation. Applying an edge blending is a good idea to emerge the slides with background dome images. Cloning slides is handy and useful especially in flat dome theaters.
You may be having troubles with distorted flat images projected on dome screens, especially in big size. Amateras uses several virtual projection techniques to minimize such distortion. With a virtual projector, your dome screen can now be turned into a big screen for flat contents.
Dome screen is the best choice for projecting panorama contents.
You can recreate the scenery as it is, and
enjoy the view as if you are actually standing there.
One of the easiest ways to take a full spherical panorama photograph is using RICOH Theta, a simple and handy panorama camera. Amateras can display usual panorama images and movies on the dome screen. Take a surround photograph by RICHO THETA and drag and drop it on Amateras to reproduce the scenery on the dome.
By using Slide function, you can place flat images like logos or tickers on a panorama image without distortion.
Panoramas can be converted to dome master format, giving you a wider varieties of dome contents. (Sequential image export is available in commercial versions only.)
Not only for dome contents playback!
Expand the possibilities for further dome use with external input.
Video capture and desktop capture are new ways
to bring other real-time contents into your dome.
Presentation slides, web pages, video streaming, interactive games, and even more!
You can display live video streaming through a web camera or a video capture card, up to full HD resolution 60fps. Display it as a fulldome image or insert as a slide.
Newly-introduced desktop capture function lets you capture a part of your desktop and project onto dome screen, either as a full dome image or a flat slide. You can show your slides, web browser, or any part of your desktop on the dome.
Amateras accepts still images, movies, and even more! Using the desktop capture feature, you can map interactive contents in the dome space as you like.
By using desktop capture function with your video editing tool, you can preview your dome master content in wide angle view or Oculus Rift. Time consuming rendering is no longer needed just for preview purpose, meaning that the work efficiency of dome content creators will be dramatically improved.
Playlist function is a simple way to automate a sequence of operations,
such as partial or continuous playback of movies, and theater light controls.
With an external time scheduler tool, you can run all shows of a day without operators.
With Playlist function, you can automate a sequence of operations in Amateras. Content playback, theater facility control, pausing, and many other operations are available from the playlist GUI interface.
You can design special input controllers to operate Amateras.
Using this feature, you can remote control your dome contents and
even theater equipment with your smartphone or other wireless devices.
Customize shortcut keys and gamepad buttons to execute frequent or sequential operations.
MIDI controller is a popular and affordable input device for musical instruments. Amateras uses it as an external controller, allowing you to have specially customized controllers for your own purposes.
Amateras can control various theater devices,
such as projectors and lighting system.
Now All theater equipment can be integrated on Amateras.
Amateras can light up your dome theater by overlaying bright light effect with Virtual Light function. You can also control actual lighting equipment via standard DMX protocol.
Amateras can control projectors from GUI and scripts. Control their powers, shutters, input selections, and so on. Various models of projectors are already supported, and more become compatible via plugins.
What is required most, for theater operation, is stability.
Amateras has been used at numerous critical environments because of its robustness.
To achieve greater stability with high resolution movies, Amateras3 has been rebuilt as native 64bit application. Multiple dome movies and slides run smoothly as ever.
To prevent frame drops in movie playback, Amateras always preloads frames. This frame caching is one of the secrets of smooth movie playback in Amateras.
Amateras knows a range of dome projection techniques.
You can use them for simulation, calibration and daily maintenance.
Examine projector layout and lens simulation with the integrated dome projection simulator. Distortion on the curved screen, overlap of multiple projectors and even vignetting effect of fisheye lens are visualized in virtual 3D space.
Load a 3D model of your theater environment to visually describe what your dome content looks like in the theater. You can check how the image looks distorted from each seat, or make sure to avoid vesting light on audience.
Dome projection in planetarium requires extremely precise calibration when, for example, describing a single pixel star by multi projectors. Amateras has been used in many dome projects to achieve such extreme requirements.
Amateras can be adopted for any types of dome projection systems.
Single fish-eye/mirror projection in inflatable domes,
multi-projection systems, or even in high-end 8K projection domes.
The high usability is guaranteed for any circumstances.
For medium size dome theaters, use two or three projectors with wide or fish-eye lens to fill the whole dome screen. Single computer with multi-output works in this setup. Simple to use, and no need to care about synchronization.
For high-resolution dome with multiple projectors, use several computers to get enough playback performance. Amateras has server-client mode to synchronize networked computers.
To prevent using unstable long video cables, you can place each computer beside the projector, and connect them with LAN. Delay of audio-visual output caused by video extender devices can be adjusted on Amateras.
Computers nowadays can apply distortion and blending, called "Slicing", in real-time up to 3K (3072 x 3072 pixels resolution at 30 fps). For higher resolution movies, use Amateras to slice them.
AMATERAS Dome Player consists of three versions. You can use Free Version for use and test all functions. Two other editions are commercial product licenses for actual dome projection use.
Flying logo is displayed in some functions in Free Version, but that is only the difference. So you can test all functions befor purchase the license.
|Free Version||Standard Version||Professional Version|
|Sequencial Images output|
|Spherical Mirror / OmniMap|
|Projection Correction Setup|
|Price||Free||Sell (USB Dongle)
|Sell per site
: Function is available
: Function is not available.
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.5.0
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.4.0
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.3.2
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.3.0
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.2.4
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.2.2
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.2.1
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.2.0
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.1.4
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.1.2
AMATERAS Dome Player 3.1
|OS||Windows 7 or later (64bit only), MacOS X 10.9 or later|
|CPU||Intel Corei5 or better|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro or AMD Radeon/FireGL graphics card|
* High performance CPU and graphics cards are required for high resolution movie playback.