Scene Editor

Accessing the Scene Editor

To edit your scene on Gamecaster, you'll need to go to the scene's editor. There are three ways to access the scene editor:

  • By clicking the three dots (...) next to your selected theme, and then selecting Edit.

  • By selecting the scene, and then hover your mouse over it and click the Edit icon.

  • By selecting the scene, and then hovering your mouse over the stage and then clciking Edit Scene.

This opens an entirely new window labeled XSplit Gamecaster - Scene Editor.


To add a new widget, click + Add Widget on top of the widgets panel.

This will open the Add widget menu where you can select from a list of available widgets and sources to populate the editor.

  • General
    These widgets allow you to add text, images, social icons, videos, a progress bar, and web pages to your Scene. Here you can also add a Custom Widget.

  • Sources
    Allows you to place a webcam and main source in the scene. Gamecaster uses your Main Source widget to detect your game capture.

  • Alerts
    Stream notifications that pop-up that pop-up every time someone follow, subscribes, tips, and other action.

  • Labels
    Displays the latest and recent stream events. You can also target specific timescales for the labels.

  • Counters
    Allows you to keep track of the events that you've gained in a certain session, day, week, month year, or all time.

  • Goals
    Allows you to set a visible goal for your stream.

  • Trains
    Allows you to see how many followers or subscribers you can get before the timer hits 0.

  • Miscellaneous
    Allows you to show your stream chat, add a countdown or timer, create a slideshow of widgets or images or even add an event list.

  • Theme
    Allows you to add widgets specific to the Theme. These contain a number of different widgets depending on the scene type, e.g. a webcam with accompanying labels. You can also select between supported aspect ratios such as 4:3 and 16:9.

Editing a widget

When clicking or selecting a widget, the Properties section will appear at the right side of the Scene Editor. For widgets such as alerts, you can select which streaming service you want the widget to pull from.

Widget Properties

  • General
    Allows you to adjust basic settings for the selected widget.

  • Transform
    Allows you to flip (for sources) or rotate your widget's layout on the scene.

  • Text to Speech (TTS)
    Set a voice to automatically read your alerts for you.

  • Audio
    Allows you to add sound to your widget. Upload your own custom audio file or browse from our list of pre-made sounds.

  • Advance
    Allows you to set the Opacity, Hue, and Saturation on image elements.

  • Name Styles
    Allows you to change the color and animations for the usernames that enter your alerts.

  • Tip Amount Styles
    Allows you to change the color and anmations for the amount tipped to you.

  • Chroma Key settings
    Allows you to enable Chroma Key for your Camera Source.

  • Position / Sizing
    Allows you to change the selected widget's placement

Saving your scene

Click Save at the top-right corner of the Scene Editor whenever you're done editing your scene. Alternatively, you can press CTRL + S keys to save your scene.

Testing the alerts

Next to the Save icon is the Test Center, which lets you see how your alerts look in your XSplit Gamecaster theme's overlay. Click on a specific alert icon to test your alert widgets.

Enabling Mute audio will mute the alert's sound on the test center.

Click Back to close the Test Center and return to the main Scene Editor when you're done testing the alerts.

Scene Editor Settings

Click the gear icon at the upper-left to open the Scene Editor's Settings menu.

In the Settings window, you'll find three tabs.

  • General contains the basic settings for your Scene Editor.

    • Snapping this lets your widgets to automatically align to grid.
    • Advanced Mode is a one-time enable that allows you finer tuning for editing your widgets.
    • Potato PC Mode increases the performance by removing animations on your scene. Useful for PC with low-end specs.
    • Reset brings your Scene Editor back to the default template.
  • Editor Background Allows you to select a specific game to appear as your overlay's background on the Scene Editor. Useful for aligning your widgets based on the game's UI or layout.

  • Third Party Apps Enables integrations that are external to XSplit Gamecaster. For now, the only integration is Razer Chroma, but our dev team is constantly on the lookout for useful and interesting additions to the software. You may also send your suggestions and feedback HERE.

Advanced Mode

Advanced Mode unlocks extra details and properties when editing widgets, allowing you more creative freedom over your scene. This includes the following:

  • Unlocks individual components for each widget, e.g. an alert's frame and text box.

  • New Widgets such as a Group widget, useful for putting components like images and alerts into one.

  • New Widget Properties options such as Advanced, Position & Sizing, and Transform.

Go to the Scene Editor's settings and on the General tab, enable the Advacned Mode option.