LightNet Overview

LightAct's multi-server functionality

What is LightNet?

LightNet is LightAct's multi-server functionality. It allows you to:
  • detect other machines with LightAct on the network,
  • determine the Primary and Secondary machines,
  • set up a LightNet cluster of machines,
  • transfer project and asset files between all the machines and
  • propagate all the changes done on the Primary machine to all the Secondary machines.


Same network

In order for LightNet to work, all computers must be connected to the same network. LightAct allows you to transfer the whole project together with its assets to any machine connected to your LightNet cluster. After the data is copied to all machines, your LightNet cluster is ready to go.

LightNet Projects folder

Good to know: Before creating a cluster, all computers must have LightNet projects folder created and set up in LightAct. This folder should also be shared and accessible from all other computers in LightNet cluster.
To make the folder a directory where all LightNet project will be transferred to click on Edit and choose Preferences.
Select LightNet and under LightNet project path chose the LightNet projects folder location.

Sharing LightNet projects folder

For LightAct to be able to transfer files to LightNet projects folder, it needs to have access to it.
This means you need to share this folder in Windows setup, so that it appears directly in the root of the network machine.
It should be possible to access and write in LightNet project folders on all the Secondary machines from the Primary machine.
It should also be possible to access this folder using not just the computer's shared name but it's IP address. For example \\\LightNetProjects\
Good to know: please make sure you check the Save my credentials if you are asked by Windows to provide username and password.