ELM (ENTTEC LED MAPPER)

The ultimate, intuitive LED pixel mapping software solution. ENTTEC’s ELM is the easiest and smartest way to convert your ideas into reality.

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SKU: 70-581

Control up to 8192 Universes of DMX 512. That’s over four million channels and nearly 1.4 million RGB LEDs.

Support for major industry standard protocols and seamless integration with your favourite hardware.

Multimedia-friendly: Use live video streams or sync your lighting project to audio.

Intuitive and easy to learn, yet packed with professional features, plus online video tutorials for every skill level.

Complete LED control.

Licenses from 4U to 8192U: control up to 1,048,576 RGBW LEDs or 1,398,101 RGB LEDs!

Features

Scalable + responsive

Combine raster-based media with vector-based scalable and repositionable objects to represent your LED strips, so it even handles the curves beautifully and with just a few mouse clicks.

Place for your media

Load video files, still images, camera feeds or live streams into the slots in your library and click on what you want to display. Supports HD video playback, is SPOUT compatible for live video inputs, and can also act as a Network Device Interface receiver (now supports NewTek NDI® v4.5).

Effects + audio reaction

Over 100 built-in generative effects that you can personalize as you please. Control pixels using these magic presets, or alternatively, just flip a switch and ELM automatically mixes your media in sync with the music playing on your computer.

Design that’s natural

Build your show in stages that layer on top of one another simply but powerfully. Use organically-shaped objects that you can quickly resize, stretch, deform, or move around on the screen so your pixel map looks like your layout in the real world.

Control as you prefer

ELM lets you run a show with live interaction, scheduled playback, or via DMX control from a lighting console. You can even control it remotely using the APIs integrated as standard.

Multi protocol support

Supports Art-Net, sACN and KiNet protocols as output. Can be remote controlled via DMX, OSC or HTTP. Supports an extensive range of LEDs such as: RGB, RGBW, RGBA, RGBAW/RGBWA and White fixtures, including 16-bit protocols such as ENTTEC SPXL-16

+ using DMX USB Pro

3D LED pixel control

Create and control 3-dimensional pixel structures to add a whole new dimension of creativity to your design.

Complex volumetric effects can be easily created using ELM’s tested generative media effects, merge modes and input methods, whilst still allowing for precise control of each individual slice of the model, opening up a new approach to quickly generate effects.

Create custom shapes

Design your own shapes and adjust slices individually or as a whole.

Control the finest details

Configure slices individually or project content onto all layers together

Add complex effects with ease

Create complex 3D effects easily using ELM’s merge modes.

No 3D experience necessary!

You don’t have to be a 3D CAD engineer to use ELM’s 3D functionality.

See how top designers have used ELM software on their projects

A stone’s throw from Melbourne’s Parliament House, Casselden at the Spring Place urban precinct is one of Melbourne’s busiest commercial buildings with 39 levels of mixed workspaces.

As part of a huge refurbishment project, its foyer has been completely transformed with a mesmerizing light installation thanks to ENTTEC’s LED pixel system.

Using S-PLAY, Pixelator Mini, and Octo lighting controllers – all configured using ELM pixel mapping software – the end result creates a seamless transition from elegant neutral/warm white ambience to vibrant dynamic color shows for special events.

Easy-to-upgrade licenses

We believe that every user should have full access to ELM’s complete range of tools, therefore our licensing system is based purely on the quantity of Universes required.

If you need more output, simply purchase another license and stack them to increase the quantity of Universes available for use in your show.

Entry Edition: supports 4 universes

Standard Edition: supports 16 universes

Advanced Edition: supports 48 universes

Professional Edition: supports 96 universes

Super Edition: supports 256 universes

Ultimate Edition: supports 512 universes

Architectural Edition: supports 1024 universes

Elite Edition: supports 2048 universes

Extreme Edition: supports 8192 universes

NOTE: all licenses must be activated on the same computer. If you feel like changing up the computer, each license edition allow you to reset up to certain limit as follow: Entry, Standard & Advanced = 3 reset limit; Professional, Super, Ultimate, Architectural, Elite, Extreme = 4 reset limit.

Limited only by your imagination

ELM supports up to 8192 universes, with the ability to incorporate live interaction, scheduled playback and DMX lighting control. And with the ability to map in 3D, the only real limit is your imagination!

Use snapshots for greater accuracy

Furthermore, image snapshots of the positions of the LEDs on stages can be exported in png format directly from ELM. This is incredibly useful for motion designers as they can use the snapshot as a content guide. You can find the “LED Snapshot” button under the Stage tab, just next to the monitor button.

ArtSync and sACN sync

Synchronize across multiple DMX nodes and pixel controllers for perfect playback with no tearing, ELM features both ArtSync and sACN to be enabled or disabled to suit your project.

Purchase any of these pixel controllers to receive a FREE ELM license!

Create an ENTTEC account or log in to your existing one, then simply enter the promo code stuck to your device under the My Devices tab to be sent a license!

Intuitive. Efficient. Powerful.

ELM is a fully-featured piece of 2D and 3D LED mapping software designed to take your LED strip, dots or fixture project from concept to creation.

The dynamic software is centred around ELM’s intuitive and simple mapping process designed to make light work of mapping for anyone from new users to experienced professionals. 

The flexibility of ELM’s vector-based mapping features are second to none.

Mwulti-segmented shapes

Whether you use the expanded shape library or create your own, it’s never been easier to create complex shapes. Split long strips into smaller sections without having to re-patch. Or make a perfect closed loop by simply joining together both ends of a custom strip.

Mapping Tools

Copy/paste, invert, rotate lasso & position your pixels in any configuration. Useful features to increase your productivity. Import existing stages and shapes from previous projects to save even more time.

Quick positioning

Editing is a breeze thanks to ELM’s locate, test and identify options. By automatically calculating the position of every LED based on your drawing, mapping speed has been significantly improved.

Monitor

Preview your work using the built-in 2D visualizer and use an image of your installation as background for better fidelity.

Sync with music

ENTTEC LED Mapper (ELM)’s popular audio functionality features special audio-reactive Eye Candy effects that will be sure to get your party pumping.

Other cool features include:

• Drive Eye Candy effects with audio
• 8 audio input channels
• Per-channel high/low frequency control
• Per-channel volume control
• ASIO support for minimum latency
• Activate via DMX, remote HTTP or OSC API

Optional support for Mac iOS

ELM software runs on PC/Windows systems ONLY, but it can be controlled remotely by iOS/iPadOS devices using 3rd party software with the remote API’s already integrated as standard.

Touch OSC by Hexler can allow recalling of states, or for a more complete implementation, ON LX’s Ctrl for iPad allows ELM to be controlled as part of a wider installation with live thumbnails, creating a perfect customisable front-end interface for any installation requiring efficient editing on the run.

Official ELM tutorials

Learn how to use ENTTEC’s award-winning LED mapping software with this ongoing series of tutorials, covering everything from your first experiments with a simple array right through to more complex procedures such as 3D programming.

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Downloads

Download ELM here

A license is required to unlock the full functionality of ENTTEC LED Mapper.

However, the app is free to use as a working trial version with upgrade reminder screens. 

Simply click on the installer icon, fill in your details and you’ll be emailed a link to download your software.

So what are you waiting for? 

Start mapping today!

LATEST RELEASE

ELM 2024
(WINDOWS
INSTALLER)

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Minimum system requirements

Windows 7+, dual core 2 GHz CPU, 2 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 600 series or Intel HD Graphics 5500, released after 2013 with OpenGL 3.3 support.

Recommended system

Windows 10 or 11, quad core 3.5 GHz CPU, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 900 series or NVIDIA 10 series or better, SSD hard drive.

DEMO PROJECT

ELM demo stage file
(.elm)

Are you an ELM noob?

Once you’ve installed the software, you can download and import this handy, demo project file to start exploring ELM’s UI controls, features and effects without first having to build your own stage from scratch.

Simples!

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INTERFACE

Example web interface (.rar)

Want to control ELM via a web interface?

ELM can serve static web pages on your local network, removing the need for you to set up a web server. We’ve made an example template for you to try out with your project. Simply download the folder here and follow the guide to get going!

DOCUMENTS

ELM
user manual

LED mapping education page

TouchOSC

Controlling ELM with TouchOSC guide

Simple TouchOSC Content and Intensity Example (.touchosc)

LINKS

License management

ELM users forum