Audio output

Houdini MC can (simultaneously or not) manage the following audio output categories: Main theme (This sound starts automatically and continues in loop while the game is active) Additional Sounds (The game master can send these sounds during the game using the <Sounds> tab) Alert Tones (These  short in time tones are accessible through the <Shortcuts> tab […]

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Scheduled Events

Houdini MC supports 2 different types of  “Scheduled Events”: Timed-Events and “Incoming Events from Smart Mechanisms” Click on ” Scheduled Events” menu and then select “Add Event“. To add a Timed-Event, simply select the “Timed-Event” option from the event type menu. Next select the time you want the event to be executed. Houdini MC provides the ability to […]

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How to connect Control and Escape room

This tutorial briefly describes how Houdini MC can connect the Game Master Room with the In-Room Monitor. Please note that all the following solutions support more than one in-room screens. HDMI Connection: (Recommended) Also read this tutorial Server: A Windows computer In-room Screen: TV monitor with HDMI input. HDMI Cable Benefits: Transmit Screen, Soundtrack and Voice […]

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Mobile Smart Menu (MSM)

Houdini MC gives you the ability to remotely monitor and interact with your rooms, using any mobile phone or tablet. To enable this feature go on <Settings->Connections> and enable the  “Mobile Smart-Menu”. After activating the “Mobile Smart-Menu“, Houdini MC automatically activates and locks the “Remote Access” and “Incoming HTTP Get Requests” options. If you want to […]

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Interacting with a Controller (e.g. Arduino/Raspberry Pi)

Houdini MC allows you to send are receive instructions to and from micro-controllers using GET or POST requests (hereafter we will refer to these requests as webrequests) Preliminaries: Assume a Raspberry Pi, and Arduino based mechanism of a smart prop or even your mobile phone. These devices can interact with Houdini MC mainly using webrequests. When the Raspberry […]

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Connecting Physical Push Buttons With Houdini MC

Connecting a push button with Houdini MC was never easier. You will need only a Raspberry Pi and a push button. To start with, execute Houdini MC and go to “Settings->Connections” tab. Enable the “Incoming HTTP Requests” and note down the given URL. Please make sure that your router always assign Houdini’s PC the same IPv4 address. From […]

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Re-initialize the in-room props

After competing the game, it is important to re-initialize all the in-room smart mechanisms. Houdini MC offers you an easy to implement solution to re-initialize all the mechanisms by pressing a simple click. To start with, on each device, assign a webrequest to reset its parameters.If you are not familiar with webrequests kindly refer to this tutorial. In […]

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Connecting Arduino with Houdini MC

Connecting Arduino devices with Houdini MC was never easier. Houdini MC interacts with Arduino and Arduino like devices using GET requests. To start with, go on “Scheduled Events” and select “Add Event” Select “Incoming Event from Smart Mechanism” Use a “Custom_Term” and write down the entire URL (e.g. http://192.168.178.104:14999/Custom_Term) Select action (e.g. play a sound, trigger […]

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