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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: Interactive projection

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ProPresenter 6 Tutorial: Interactive projection

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could repurpose an old projector with a computer running ProPresenter 6 and get an interactive display that people could press buttons on the wall and it would change the display? You can. Here’s how I did it.

[tweet “When I was at Salt16, in Nashville, I saw an interactive projection display. Here’s how to do it in Pro6:”]

I should note that I got this idea from going to SALT16 in Nashville ( In the bookstore, they had a projector running that was doing it. (See video below)

So, how do you do it? Basically, you need to imagine the content as living on different layers. Backgrounds live on the background layer. If it stays up all the time, it’s a prop. If it changes, it needs to by on the slides layer.

To get the interactivity, you need to add hot keys to each of the slides. For this tutorial, I used four slides with hot keys “a” “s” “d” and “f”. To really sell it, I put a go to next timer on each of the slides of 15 seconds with a blank slide located after each. So, it appears that the system goes back to default after 15 seconds if a button isn’t pressed.

Watch the video above for more on how I did it and download my playlist so you only have to change what’s typed to get an interactive projection set up yourself.

Oh, and stay tuned for a tutorial on using an arduino leonardo (affiliate link) and one on making the 3D printed buttons. Make sure you get the leonardo, btw.

Get the Pro6 Interactive Projection Template Here

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