SSBM Streaming Guide – Part 6: Customizing Your Stream

Now that you’ve got all your stuff together, it’s time to make a scene.

Make sure that all your devices are plugged into your computer. Install any necessary camera, microphone, or capture card drivers and software.

Open OBS, and select Global Sources… at the bottom.

Here, add all of your cameras and your capture card. They should be in Video Capture Devices. Name them appropriately.

Press preview stream to start adding and manipulating sources.

You should see a black screen, because you haven’t added anything yet. Try adding your capture card by right clicking in the sources box at the bottom and selecting Global Source -> Your Capture Card.

You’ll ¬†need a console connected to the capture card to see anything, but this will be your first vision of the game screen.

You can add as many sources to your stream as you want, including text and images.

I’d recommend exploring all of the right click options as well as source properties (I’ll go over some of those in the last segment about tips).

Also, try to resize sources my clicking on the edges or corners. When dragging, try the shift, alt, and ctrl modifiers, which can be used in conjunction with each other.

I’d recommend going into Photoshop or your favorite graphic art program and creating a stream template. Make sure it has the same resolution as the one you set in OBS in the last tutorial.

You can also add extra scenes so that you can fade between cameras or screens. I use this a lot for switching between views for tournaments, with my two cameras and capture card.

By right clicking on a scene, you can add a Hotkey so that it’s quick and simple to shift between scenes.

Most of the options are self explanatory. In the final part of this guide, I’ll be giving hints and providing other useful tools that can tremendously help you manage your stream layout.

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