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|LaserShow Designer 2000||LD Graphic Converter||Wizard2010||FxWizard|
A Lasershow Designer 2000 system includes...
Holo-Spectra is proud that we have gained a reputation as the foremost programmer in the LaserShow Designer API outside of Pangolin. Our programs use modern WIN interfaces and 32-bit programs using the latest innovations of Microsoft's programming tools. Whether you are running your first small installation or you are the technical head of a large professional laser production house, you will find powerful tools available here.
We have been dealers of the Pangolin LaserShow Designer line since the first Amiga release. We say with complete confidence that the SpectraScan Software Suite based on LD Pro is the finest most powerful laser design and display system in the world. Please examine the documents here, download the Adobe acrobat files, or visit the Pangolin site for further information.
|"Throughout the development of the Pangolin Applications Programming
Interface [API], I have had the opportunity to work with many clients. Most of the clients
who create companion software only scratch the surface of the capability provided in our
API. However, the Spectra Scan software from Holo-Spectra takes full advantage of the
capabilities of Pangolin. It has been a pleasure working with Bill Arkin of Holo-Spectra
during the development of
these advanced applications."
William Benner - Developer of the Pangolin API and author of ShowTime and other Pangolin Products
LaserShow Designer Pro is a laser-computer on a board, the powerful QMod2000, controlled by an integrated group of sophisticated programs running under any Windows operating system. You can create and edit images, animations, 3D views and rotations, abstract flowing laser patterns, and scrolling text with the largest toolbox of special effects and features in the industry. All of the above laser display images and modules can be quickly integrated into flowing show presentations using the ShowTime DragN'Drop timeline editor. Hundreds of pre-made and customizable effects can be dropped onto multiple tracks of laser images to create fantastic laser presentations. It is no surprise that the overwhelming amount of award winning lasershows at the ILDA and other industry conventions were made on LD as well as winning every major technical award. Just take a look at the competitive award count of the world's major laser software programs. Playback images and shows by simple single image clicking, SMPTE time control, or MIDI keyboard control and there is CD/wave/mpeg music synchronization too. Plus there are thousands of ready made images, animations, and over a HUNDRED shows (laser songs) totaling many hours of graphics and beam shows free for your use on the LD CD: LaserShow Designer 2000, the world's best laser display software without a doubt.
This new and important program was written by Holo-Spectra and performs several valuable functions previously unavailable. Starting with images created by popular Windows vector drawing programs such as Corel, AutoCad, Visio, and Macromedia Flash, LD Converter is able to convert them directly into laser viewable Pangolin LDB or ILDA files. You can also convert any font on the Windows system including non-English alphabets as well as curved text and italics. Don't forget you also now have access to literally 100,000's of clipart images!
|"We have used the Spectrascan converter on Chinese characters, Corel and
Photoshop text, achieving a laser image more precise containing less points than you could
ever efficiently digitize by hand. This is all quite apart from the remarkable speed
advantage of using this piece of software."
"We used the Spectrascan converter to complete the large graphic component of an important lasershow installation in Asia. Within a very tight time frame we converted 2600 frames of computer generated character animation achieving a unique look, for our 8 minute animated story."
Peter Henry, Oracle Laser Productions - Australia
"So far LDGC's conversions have been great, a little touch up, but I'm very impressed as to the time it saves me! Thank god someone like you sat down and wrote this program! It's about time! "
Jason McEachern, Production Design Intl - Canada
|He Demands Speed, Efficiency, & Quality|
|In His Laser Graphic Creation & Editing|
|He Uses LD Graphic Converter, Shouldn't You?|
While LD Pro is famous for its unmatched creation and editing capabilities, it is weaker when you have to perform live spontaneously with unpredictable sudden changes in playback requirements. This describes a disco environment but it is also true of a corporate presentation when you hear the producer call for an unplanned laser event over the headphones. Wizard2010 is designed as an adjunct to LD for all realtime performance situations. It combines 10 scroll messages, unlimited animation playback, 90 beams or frames or laser effects, 30 sequences, 30 performance frames with a wide selection of active effects, and show/scene playback with fast virtual loading and realtime TimeBend for synching shows to live events. You can program it all with the frames and show effects you want and then save as a Show Configuration. Because Wizard2010 wants you to be able to act instantly, you have multiple presets for scanner offset and gain which are triggered as fast as you can switch tabs to the new performance mode. So your beam settings can be as wide as the room, your scrolling text in the upper center, and your graphics on a side screen. We are continuously adding active effects beyond standard rotation, translation, and sizing, like sparkle, fill-in, and pulse. We actively solicit requests for new frame effects.
If you know a better realtime laser entertainment control environment even close to this price anywhere in the world, let us know and we will send you a present AND add new features to this all-star performer! ItCanBeBetter@lasershs.com
RealTime Performance Features
Quick Transition Tabs for Beams/Frames/Chases, RealTime Frame Effects, Animations, Scrolling Text, and LD Shows
Automatic Scanner Changes for Gain and Offset for different playback modes
Extremely fast and simple creation and playback of complex chases including images, beams, projector effects, and DMX cues
Full MIDI keyboard input support - perfect for club installations - DMX-input control option available!
Combine MIDI keyboard control chases with insert events from the keyboard for exciting off-the-beat performance
Chases can be externally TTL triggered, beatbar input, or single-stepped
Random Chases can be created with weighed occurrence and random duration within preset range
Instant Colored Beams and Laser Patterns like fans, sheets, and cones can be quickly created and positioned
MultiTrack Image Overlay is supported for logos on scrolling text or over animations
Special RealTime effects like Fill-In, Sparkle, Pulse, and Snake can be applied to any graphic frame
Custom Scriptlets (ShowTime effect scripts) can be created and applied to any frame with a click
Wave files can be played and looped in synch with Chases, Animations, or Shows
Show loading utilizes extended and virtual memory positioning in the QuadMod for the lowest playback latency
Ever show holds its own size, offset, and speed parameters. Shows can be easily linked or looped.
Show Performances can be tweaked slower or faster in RealTime with our exclusive TimeBend - synch with real events!
Linked Shows can be created by Drag&Drop for continuous playing of your desired show and scene sequences
A Realtime Clock/Calendar can playback in the font and position you specify
Text Creation with auto-sizing and right/left/center justification is built in
BeamWizard Screen Views
Download Win Help File
Download Acrobat Brochure
Magical Mystery Tour
An advanced version of the BeamWizard software, it has an additional programmable interface. Known in Microsoft language as an OLE or DCOM server, it can be completely controlled by external software even from other computers on a network. Anything that can be controlled by Wizard2010 can be automated with this program. This allows simple programming interfaces in VB or C+ to generate complex LD laser displays in realtime based on inputs, current conditions etc. You can do realtime text scrolling display, generate realtime advertising display, pick-and-place user data, conveyor belt layouts, show internet based information, have interactive theme park dark rides, game display interaction, user mediated display, and whatever you can imagine. Our AdLaser software is based on this module.
This script reading program can do automated display of advertising with time based output, looping, and text control. Please contact us with your questions on this very custom program. We can do Access database logging of client spots etc.
SpectraText for Pangolin LD - Requires QuadMod32 Board $125
FxWizard is a modern graphics-based Win98/2000 program designed to control laser table and rail projectors and special effect modules with a digital interface. It interfaces to our microcontroller modules by a single RS232 serial port or uses the Pangolin QM2000 DMX. While it has advanced support for LaserShow Designer systems, it operates independently of any proprietary boards or software graphics systems. From the keyboard and mouse, the user can control beam shutter, 3 color-control flags, 20 table actuators, a lumia, a dual wheel diffraction motor combination (speed and direction), a stepper-based rotating and positional Machida, a motorized remote cone (speed and direction), and a programmable single-axis remote sheet scanner. The sheet scanner has three variable-gain variable-frequency digital oscillators, popcorn generator, and offset. The software color control module supports color modulation with variable speed and multiple color patterns. This is particularly powerful when beating against the other digital effects. There is also 10 preset capability for the effects modules and chase support. Of course, we offer the digital hardware for all these effects modules as well as our digital SpectraBeam, Millennia2000, and LitePipe table and rail projectors include this software.
Can be adapted to most all projectors
Independent of any proprietary board or software
ILDA DMX output capable
Extremely powerful sheet scanner control
Color Box chases
Can drive TTL actuators like our STP8X's or 0/10 volt actuators (using DMX interface) and motorized components
Standard Price $325. Numerous options with hardware.
A shareware utility for batch conversion of Pangolin frame file formats, Formatamatic rapidly converts folders full of LD images between ILD, LDA, and LDB formats. Formatamatic uses drag-and-drop instant response technology and acts as a frame and file parameter viewer. Upgraded in December '98 with additional diagnostic tools to show anchor, blank, and vector corner points among other features.
Download It! Please note you must run this software on a PC with a Pangolin QuadMod32 card or it will stop instantly. If you don't own Pangolin's card, it is useless to you!