StreamGen: Because dantarion is Lazy
So, I have found myself wanting to not only make more youtube videos, but also enter the Twitch/Hitbox arena. Now, one of the things that makes my streaming efforts a lot different than others is that I have a LOT of things I need to display at once for my stream to work, other than just game, cam, and a blurb of info.
When I stream KenBot, id like to show the game itself, the GUI of the bot, and possibly the monitor I am using to code. Now, OBS is perfectly capable of doing what I want, but when it comes time to polish it and make overlays+backdrops, I found myself annoyed.
I am perfectly capable of opening up Photoshop, creating something that looks amazing, and then using that on my stream. However, one thing that bugs me is that if I wanted say, lower the gamesize by 20% and increase everything else in my stream layout to match, I’d have to go through the following process.
- Make whatever adjustments I need to do in my PSD in photoshop.
- Export to PNG
- Move around sources in OBS and resize them to fit perfectly on the new layout
Now, this is fine for a streamer that only has a couple different layouts, but I wanted a bit more flexibility! I am a web developer by trade, so my initial thought was, why not HTML!