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 multiple LightNet clusters of machines,

  • transfer project and asset files between all the machines within a single cluster, and

  • propagate all the changes done on the Primary machine to all the Secondary machines in the cluster.


Same Network

For LightNet to work, all machines must be on the same network, ensuring that they can locate and communicate with each other effectively.

LightNetProjects Folder

To transfer project files from one machine to another, we need to create the correct folder structure and enable the right sharing permissions on every single machine in the network.

Create a LightNetProjects Folder

Create a folder called LightNetProjects in the root of every machine you would like to include in your LightNet cluster.

Share LightNetProjects folder

For LightAct to transfer local files from one machine to another, it first needs to have the right permissions. In our case, LightAct will transfer files from the Primary machine to the LightNetProjects folder of each Secondary machine in its cluster.

Because of this, we need to share the recently created LightNetProjects folder with all machines in our network, so that it appears directly in the root of each Network machine.

It should be possible to access and write in LightNetProject 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 its 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 a username and password.

LightNetProjects Path

To choose the LightNetProjects folder as the directory where all LightNet projects will be transferred, click on Edit and choose Preferences.

Select LightNet and under LightNet project path choose the LightNet projects path location.

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