Knowledge Hub

Looking for a crash course in how to use LumaMap? This complete software walkthrough has got you covered.



Installation Help

Read instructions for installing the LumaMap application on your computer. Windows and Mac. 


Quickstart 101

Learn the basics. Simple instructions for how to projection map a surface quickly and easily using LumaMap.


Get the Best AI Results

Just like with any tool, being knowledgeable and skilled at using the AI generator will produce the best results.


House Mapping with LumaMap

Learn how to projection map your house with LumaMap. Generate creative AI facades at the click of a button.


Projector Set-Up (Windows)

Configure your Windows display settings for projection mapping. Correctly set-up your projector as an extended external display.


Projector Set-Up (Mac)

Configure your Mac display settings for projection mapping. Correctly set-up your projector as an extended external display. 

User Manual

The User Manual is the complete written software documentation to accompany LumaMap software. 

Troubleshooting FAQ

This happens when you try to open an app that isn’t registered with Apple (from an “unknown developer”).

Right-click on the LumaMap icon, select Open, and click Open. Read more detailed instructions here

The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.

If you are unable to import video files, please install the K-Lite Codec Pack from this website. Click “Server 1” under Download. When the download is complete, open “K-Lite_Codec_Pack_xxxx_Basic.exe” and follow the installer instructions.

Quit and re-open LumaMap.

If you are on Windows, this is likely because your display is scaled. LumaMap works best when your Display Scale is set to 100%. 

Read this guide on how to set your Display Scale to 100%.

Go to Output>Choose Display and make sure that Monitor 2 is selected in the list. If there is no Monitor 2 listed then LumaMap has not successfully detected your projector. Make sure your projector is connected properly with the correct cables and switched on. 

In principle you can project on any surface with LumaMap, but some surfaces are more suitable others.

LumaMap works best when the projector is close to perpendicular with the projection surface and there is not too much perspective in the reference photo you import into the software.

So it might be that you need to try again from a new projector position, using a reference photo containing less perspective. 

Don’t worry. Like with most tools, getting to grips with the AI image generator takes a little knowledge and practice. 

We’ve put together a guide to help you level up your image generation game and get the best AI results out of LumaMap. 

You will receive this error if your prompt contains words that DreamStudio deems sensitive. This can include pornographic, gory or prejudiced terms and also includes words relating to children. 

The AI generator will use whatever is in the canvas as an input. This includes previously generated AI images that have been loaded to the canvas. Don’t forget to Unload the AI image from the canvas if you want the generator to use your original imported image and artwork as an input.

Contact Support

If you are having any issues with the software, get in touch at We will do our best to respond within 2 working days. 

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