The latest Modul8 v3 versions are fully compatible with macOS Big Sur and the new Mac M1 computers. Regarding macOS Catalina, Apple had stopped the support of 32-bit applications with this previous OS. Modul8 v3 is a 64-bit app : since the version 3.1.4 the software is updated and compatible. However the old v2 versions of modul8 (32 bits app) will not be compatible with macOS Catalina and later systems.
You can get Modul8 at academic price for 199€ + taxes. Please and attach a copy of you valid student card or faculty ID write us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we received the appropriate document, we will provide you links to purchase at the educational rate including a coupon code to have the educational discount.
The limitations of the demo version are:
Your license information and serial number should have been sent shortly after your purchase by
You can do so by accessing the ‘Download Modul8 update’ from the ‘Modul8’ menu within the application. If you do not have Modul8 installed and need to download the software, simply use your serial number to access http://www.garagecube.com/modul8/yourspace.
There is no fixed native resolution in Modul8. You decide the rendering resolution when you configure the second screen of your computer (on a dual display machine). In other words, Modul8 uses the full screen resolution to composite the final image. The maximum resolution is fixed by the video card.
Also, all your medias are rendered in their native size. All the effects and the filters are applied without scaling down the original size of your media. Of course, if you change the size of the media outside Modul8, it will have a different size in the composition. It means also that changing the size of the media can make huge difference in terms of performance.
Please also note that Modul8 applies a bi-linear filter to every layer in order to reduce the pixelization and to increase the quality of the rendering.
modul8 uses Syphon to share frames with madMapper. To enable Syphon, go to the Output menu and select Syphon or use the Shortcut cmd+Y.
In madMapper from the media-list, the current modul8 composition will be available from the Syphon Input Media list.
modul8 can send or receive DMX values. You must first go to the modul8 Preferences then select the DMX tab to choose the DMX controller to Send or receive DMX values.
Then create or use modules to control or send DMX values.
Check that the native resolution of the device is not lower than the display setup of the computer. For example if your video projector is a 1280×720, using 1920×1080 won’t help at all and may even lower the quality of the rendering.
Modul8 synchronizes itself to the display refresh rate to get the smoothest possible results. Generally it has been optimized for refresh rates from 50 to 60 Hz. It is better to avoid high frequencies that may lower the smoothness of the animation.
** Do not change the resolution settings when Modul8 is in full screen mode. **
step 1: When you open modul8 click on “unlock Modul8 Offline”
step2: enter your serial number
step 3: enter your registration information
step 4: a challenge code is generated. Save this challenge code as text file using Save as text File
step5: connect to http://wregistermd8.garagecube.com/authorize/ and paste the challenge code into the textfield.