This scene from Pangolin's show demonstrates how Lasershow
Converter FLASH turns Adobe FLASH files into laser
To save download time on the web, we
removed frames from the animation -- the actual laser show movement is
much smoother than what you see above.
Adobe FLASH is a registered
trademark of Adobe Inc.
Lasershow Designer 2000, Lasershow Converter MAX and Lasershow
Converter FLASH are
trademarks of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.
Now you can make sophisticated laser images by working directly with
Adobe FLASH files. This auto-digitizing magic is
accomplished by Lasershow Converter FLASH, Pangolin's latest
conversion program. This product is available and shipping.
The Lasershow Converter
FLASH program enables
computer graphic artists to convert
2D objects and scenes into laser outlines. The result can be as
simple as a single-frame logo, or as complex a complete laser show.
Lasershow Converter FLASH is an amazing advance
in software for use with laser displays, and it is based on the same
LC-Max auto-digitizing engine that received a
First Place ILDA 2001 Fenning Award for
How to see finished FLASH-created laser
To demonstrate the amazing capabilities of Lasershow Converter FLASH, Pangolin provides
"Road show", a
complete laser show done exclusively with Adobe FLASH. Additional downloadable
demos will be available soon.
Why use Adobe FLASH
pictures at right show Adobe FLASH scenes, and then the
laser version of those scenes. (Click on the picture for a full-size
view.) Using FLASH will save you time and
help you create better shows. Here's why:
such as perfect point placement and true hidden-line removal are perfectly realized.
No additional work is necessary by the artist. All that
is required, is that the artist 1) have some knowledge of FLASH and 2) have a basic
understanding of laser requirements, such as a low object count
and relatively simple objects.
There are thousands of FLASH scenes available. For
example, the "Road show" demo that we include with Lasershow
Converter FLASH is a public domain FLASH file
which was downloaded from a website.
It is easier to do animation, text
true morphs, etc. in Adobe FLASH.
Scenes created in Adobe FLASH can be re-purposed for other media,
such as the web, slides, printed material, etc.
Many more artists and animators know
Adobe FLASH, than know
specialized laser software. It is used by over 100,000 computer
animators. Plus, there is a wide variety of books, tutorials,
websites, etc. available for Adobe FLASH.
Quick conversion from computer to laser
Working with lasers within Lasershow Converter
FLASH is fast and natural. It
typically takes far less than a second to convert a computer graphics frame into
laser graphics. Hidden line removal and object occlusion (“masking”)
is automatic. An entire laser animation can be quickly stored, and
then played back in realtime to check object motion.
Once laser frames are
rendered in Lasershow Converter FLASH, they can be saved to LD2000 or ILDA
format. For performance playback, LD2000’s “Showtime” program
is ideal. It can add more graphics, beams, abstracts, and other
events such as DMX lighting cues.
Free for LD2000 Pro and Basic
Lasershow Converter FLASH is free for LD2000
PRO and Basic users and it is automatically installed if you
have the latest LD2000 Installation CD/DVD set.
How to order
for LD2000 Intro users
order your Lasershow Converter
FLASH system today.
Just let us know the serial number of the LD2000 system
you'll be using.
With your Lasershow
Converter FLASH software, you'll also receive several example files,
including a "Road show" -- a 3 1/2 minute Showtime show which contains over
rendered from Lasershow Converter FLASH.
What is required
Lasershow Converter FLASH requires Lasershow Designer 2000 and
ideally you should also have Adobe FLASH. This is because the
software uses files that can be created and edited by Adobe FLASH.
2000 and Lasershow Converter FLASH can be purchased through
any Pangolin dealer or this website.
Adobe FLASH can
be purchased through resellers listed on the Adobe website: