Laser Show Projectors for Aurelium Centre of Science

Science and laser show projectors are always a magnificent combination. And recently the team at KVANT performed a stunning laser light and multimedia show, for the iconic Aurelium Centre of Science, in Bratislava. This show really magnified what a “multimedia” is all about. It combined lasers, video, DMX lighting and more, to create a stunning visual experience for guests to enjoy.

For starters, the venue was rigged with 4 x KVANT ClubMAX 3000 laser show projectors all equipped with Pangolin’s new FB4 laser control hardware, which acts as a complete media server, for laser show. These four units provided some beautiful arial laser beam effects, creating a nice ambiance for the science center.

To further highlight the show, 2 x KVANT ClubMAX 3000 laser show projectors (also equipped with Pangolin FB4 laser show hardware), we used to perform custom laser graphics and laser mapping effects, across a strategically placed AUDI automobile.

What made this show truly unique, was the innovative way in which all multimedia elements (lasers, DMX lighting, and video) were controlled from Pangolin’s award winning BEYOND laser show, and FB4 media server. The powerful new DMX engine inside of BEYOND made this possible, as it now offers complete control and design capabilities, for all types of multimedia shows and events.

Check out a clip from this recent laser show here: 

Show Tec:

Beam show: 4x KVANT Clubmax 3000 + 4 x FB4
Laser mapping: 2 x KVANT Clubmax 3000 +2 x FB4
DMX, lights, and video controlled from Beyond laser show software, with 4 x video projectors

Learn how to use laser show software and laser control hardware to run laser shows in auto mode.

In this blog post, we are going to show you how to use Pangolin laser show software, and laser control hardware, to run laser shows in true “auto mode” with no PC or console, connected in the setup.

To begin, you need to choose the laser show content you want to display, from laser show software like Pangolin QuickShow or BEYOND. Inside of QuickShow and BEYOND laser show software, there are nearly 2,000 pre-programmed cues to choose from, and you can use any of these and run them in auto mode. In addition, you have access to the Pangolin Cloud which is like the “iTunes of laser shows”. And inside the Pangolin Cloud, you can download hundreds of FREE laser shows and thousand of pieces of FREE laser clipart. All of the content in the Pangolin Cloud can also then be run in auto mode. And finally, both QuickShow and BEYOND provide a tone of friendly design tools that allow you to make your own laser shows, cues, and content. So begin by defining the laser show content you want to use (again this can be pre-made cues, complete shows, or custom designed content) and then proceed from here.

Once you have decided upon the laser show content you want to use, the next step is uploading it our new laser control hardware, called FB4. FB4 laser control hardware acts like a complete media server for laser shows, and supports all major laser and lighting protocols (including network, DMX, ArtNet, auto mode and ILDA). This hardware also has onboard SD card memory, and uses an innovative protocol called RTC or real time clock. Using this technology, you can take your desired laser show content (again, this can be a cue, complete laser show, or custom designed content) and then you can upload this to the FB4 memory system.

Once the content is uploaded to FB4, you can then set the real time clock on FB4, to play that content back automatically, at a specified date, and time. And when doing so, the FB4 only needs to have power running to it… No triggering is required. Which means your shows can actually run, with no PC, console or anything else connected!

Check out the tutorials below, that show you how to upload content to FB4 from both QuickShow and BEYOND, for automatic show playback.

QuickShow Laser Show Software Auto Mode Tutorial

BEYOND Laser Show Software Auto Mode Tutorial

Learn more about Pangolin FB4 hardware here

Learn more about QuickShow software here 

Learn more about BEYOND software here

Learn more about Pangolin Laser Show Projectors here 

Learn how to use laser show software and laser control hardware to run laser shows in auto mode.

In this blog post, we are going to show you how to use Pangolin laser show software, and laser control hardware, to run laser shows in true “auto mode” with no PC or console, connected in the setup.

To begin, you need to choose the laser show content you want to display, from laser show software like Pangolin QuickShow or BEYOND. Inside of QuickShow and BEYOND laser show software, there are nearly 2,000 pre-programmed cues to choose from, and you can use any of these and run them in auto mode. In addition, you have access to the Pangolin Cloud which is like the “iTunes of laser shows”. And inside the Pangolin Cloud, you can download hundreds of FREE laser shows and thousand of pieces of FREE laser clipart. All of the content in the Pangolin Cloud can also then be run in auto mode. And finally, both QuickShow and BEYOND provide a tone of friendly design tools that allow you to make your own laser shows, cues, and content. So begin by defining the laser show content you want to use (again this can be pre-made cues, complete shows, or custom designed content) and then proceed from here.

Once you have decided upon the laser show content you want to use, the next step is uploading it our new laser control hardware, called FB4. FB4 laser control hardware acts like a complete media server for laser shows, and supports all major laser and lighting protocols (including network, DMX, ArtNet, auto mode and ILDA). This hardware also has onboard SD card memory, and uses an innovative protocol called RTC or real time clock. Using this technology, you can take your desired laser show content (again, this can be a cue, complete laser show, or custom designed content) and then you can upload this to the FB4 memory system.

Once the content is uploaded to FB4, you can then set the real time clock on FB4, to play that content back automatically, at a specified date, and time. And when doing so, the FB4 only needs to have power running to it… No triggering is required. Which means your shows can actually run, with no PC, console or anything else connected!

Check out the tutorials below, that show you how to upload content to FB4 from both QuickShow and BEYOND, for automatic show playback.

QuickShow Laser Show Software Auto Mode Tutorial

 

 

NOBEL Prize 2016

The Nobel Peace Prize is considered one of the world’s highest honors. And to commemorate this noteworthy event, an amazing laser show was performed during the Nobel Peace Price Concert in Telenor Arena, Oslo, Norway, to add to the reflective mood and atmosphere surrounding the award ceremony.

Laserteknikk AS (www.laserutleie.no), one of Norway’s premier laser, lighting, and special effects companies were brought in to assist with the lighting related aspects of the concert, alongside Joacim Faxvaag and his incredible team. It was the second year in a row Laserteknikk AS assisted with the production.

This event was no small task, as it is broadcast live on television in Norway, and also available worldwide. The concert was also available in 360 degrees VR as well as on various social media outlets. The concert itself consisted of world class Norwegian and international artists, and the audience was around 9000 people.

This venue for this year’s performance was quite big, so to ensure the lasers punched through the open space, Laserteknikk AS utilized the new Kvant Spectrum 20W RGB laser systems, that are proven to work well during live television performances, where the use of smoke and fog needs to be reduced, to allow for balance with the overall television broadcast. The show was pre-programmed by Laserteknikk AS using the Pangolin’s BEYOND Advanced software, and Wysiwyg visualization software. And each KVANT Spectrum 20W RGB laser show projector had the inbuilt Pangolin FB4 media server, allowing for a complete ArtNet setup of the laser systems, with control from a GrandMA lighting console via SMPTE timecode. Laserteknikk is the largest supplier of laser systems in Norway, and recently invested in over 100 watts of laser systems, while at the same time converting all of their control over to Pangolin’s FB4 media server, for a more versatile and powerful laser and lighting setup.
On the creative side, Laserteknikk AS programmed the show in a specific way, so that each different act performing had a unique lighting and laser look.
Jan Martin Vågen of Laserteknikk AS was quoted after the event stating… “We are very pleased with Pangolin’s Beyond Advanced software, when it comes to the flexibility it provides for creating laser shows. This software has very powerful zone setting features, as well as safety projection tools (beam attenuation maps) that make it easy for us to set up an elegant show while keeping safety as our number one priority at all times… This time we had 68 watts of laser power and 14 x Barco HDX 20 projectors, 4 follow-spot operators and several TV cranes in our path, so we really had to pay attention when setting zones and safety zones (BAMS), but Beyond does this very well!…
And the flexibility of being able to work in a realistic manner in Wysiwyg during the pre programming process saved us a lot of time on site… We also really enjoy working with time-coded shows on productions like this and BEYOND makes that incredibly easy to do. The control we get for the cues in the timeline makes us able to create very elegant details in our shows.”
Show Tec:
The lighting design was done by Joakim Faxvaag, scenography by Peter Bingemann. Video content was made by
Arminas Kazlauskas and Jan Martin Vågen. LSO was Aage Bergmann.Control: 
4 x active grandMA2 in the same session with 10961 parameters
1 x Pangolin Beyond  Advanced Control Software with FB4 media server
3 x d3 4×2 servers, 24 layers via sockpuppet dmx
1 x MacPro with VDMX video input i d3
Lasers:
Pangolin Beyond Advanced controlled by FB4 media server
Pangolin TC2000 SMPTE timecode hardware
3 x 14w custom lasers
2 x 20w Kvant Spectrum RGB Laser Projectors
4 x bounce mirrors
Lights/Video:
16 x Atomic Strobes
14 x Barco HDX 20
137 x Mac Aura
10 x Mac III AirFx
19 x Mac Viper Performance
46 x Mac Viper Profile
95 x Rush MH7
132 x VDO Sceptron 10
26 x 2lites
10 x 4lites
6 x 8lites
4 x strip lights
36 x VL3500 Wash FX
178 x Bright XLED

Burning Man 2016

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis for the Burning Man Festival, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. The Burning Man Festival is well known for bringing out some of the most creative lighting minds across the United States, to help power the event. And lasers have always been at the forefront of lighting for the Burning Man Festival, adding that special “WOW” factor to the scene.

And at this year’s 2016 Burning Man Festival, the team at Mayan Warrior Productions led by Mr. Pablo Vargas went all out, brining in state of the art laser technology that amplified the energetic feeling washing over those in attendance. This monumental laser display was no easy task though. Performing laser shows in desert conditions is never easy, and generally takes it’s toll on most production and lighting equipment due to the dusty and dry environment.

So to ensure the event went well, the team at Mayan Warrior used brought out their new fleet of Spectrum 30 Laser Projectors with the integrated Pangolin FB4 media server. These state-of-the-art laser show projectors are made for life of the road, and built to work in even the most harsh conditions. The innovative combination of OPSL and diode laser sources inside these laser show projectors also ensured that the units had the brightness needed, so that those attending the festival could see the beautiful laser beams across the desert sky.

The built-in FB4 media server also made laser show control for the event a lot easier. Mayan Warrior was able to run the lasers in a complete network setup, all from a single control station. In addition, they were also able to have the lasers run themselves (in true auto-mode) using the new real time clock feature on FB4. This allowed the team to program their laser show effects and content in Pangolin’s laser show software, and save this to the memory system on FB4. Then the lasers were able to play that content back automatically, with out any PC or console required to trigger the content. The projectors were truly able to run custom content automatically. All they required was power. This innovative feature on the FB4 helped Mayan Warrior run the show without a hitch, even in this barren area of Nevada.

Show Tec: 

Kvant Spectrum 30 Laser Show Projectors
FB4 Media Server (built into KVANT Spectrum Laser Show Projector)
BEYOND Laser Show Software

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Electronic Zoo – Snakes with Lasers!

2016 marked the 17th year of the famous Electric Zoo here in the United States.

Approximately 100,000 fans gathered together on the ‘Wild Island’, aka Randall’s Island Park, to experience the electric urban jungle that overtakes New York City.

The festival rang true to its promise of “new stage designs inspired by larger-than-life animals and the thrill of exploring new worlds…”, eliciting excitement from zoo-goers with an insane white and black cobra that was the main stage.

Approximately 70’ high, the cobra seemingly lurked until it came alive with lighting, video walls, and Pyrotecnico’s close proximity pyrotechnics, flames, confetti, and lasers. One of the most captivating moments was when the cobra beamed its bright green laser eyes out across the Wild Island, while lasers hovered just above the audience.

“Pyrotecnico FX is proud to have been part of Electric Zoo for a third year. Each year we strive to do something different and even more creative for our client and the audience. When we saw the stage design this year, our laser lead, Jesse Parker, saw the opportunity to bring the cobra “alive” in laser. Along with ten FX Series 20w RGB, and two FX Series 24w green lasers (for the cobra’s eyes), he used Pangolin’s Beyond software with FB3 hardware to design the effects and control the lasers to make this awesome effect.”, Pyrotecnico Creative Director Rocco Vitale.

**Photo credit must read “Photo Credit: aLIVE Coverage”

SHOW TEC:

FX Series KVANT Spectrum 20W Lasers
Pangolin BEYOND Laser Show Software
FB3QS Laser Control Hardware

Imagine Festival 2016

Imagine Music Festival located at the Atlanta Motor Speedway was a huge success, especially considering it is only the third year of the festival taking place. The artists booked for the event were nothing short of amazing, featuring an all star lineup consisting of of DILLON FRANCIS, BENNY BENASSI, BOGORE, THE DISCO BISQUITS, EXCISION, GRAMATIK, NERO, SHOWTEK, STEVE ANGELLO, ZEDS DEAD, and many more. The festival featured six stages, carnival rides, circus acts, go-go dancers, creative decorations, giant LED screens, a massive function 1 sound system, with an incredible lighting display, and of course lot of amazing lasers. In addition, this annual event was moved to a new venue and added a third day, included camping for the first time.

Lasers were an integral part of the festival, and helped bring that “WOW’ factor to the event. And the team at FullColorLasers.com (aka LASER ASSASSINS) operated the show, featuring 22 laser projectors across the festival scene, operated by only 4 technicians.

The main stage had an incredible display of KVANT SPECTRUM 20watt lasers, featuring Pangolin’s new integrated FB4 network hardware, and all their revolutionary new Saturn optical scanning system (which allows designers to create incredibly wide arial laser projections, liquid skies, and beam effects). In addition a series of KVANT ClubMAX 6000 systems were used with Pangolin’s PASS audience scanning hardware, for full-on audience scanning laser projections. This combination of lasers made for an incredible and immersive visual experience, where people could actually reach out, and touch the laser light as it surrounded them. In addition to the main laser show, two KVANT ClubMAX 3000’s were used to project laser graphics and abstract effects, on water screens featured on both sides of the stage.

The entire laser display was controlled via ArtNet as well, which made setup incredibly quick and easy. A single ArtNet feed was run from FOH to the lasers, and then daisy chained across all projection systems. And the team at Full Color Lasers, is one of the first companies in the USA, to be running with this new technology.

This new way of setting up a laser show is made possible, thanks to the Pangolin FB4 network hardware featured inside of KVANT’s laser systems. In such a setup, the FB4 hardware is actually integrated together with the lasers. Then, a single network or ArtNet feed is sent to “projector 1” and then is daisy chained across the other projectors at the event. And because each laser has it’s own FB4 integrated, all units are independently controlled, allowing them to project different looks, at the same time.

The content for the Imagine Festival was designed entirely by the incredible artists at Full Color Lasers and created in the Pangolin BEYOND Advanced software, which allowed Full Color Lasers to easily sync the laser effects, with the other stage lighting and video effects taking place. Because BEYOND and FB4 support all major lighting industry protocols (including network, DMX, ArtNet, as well as SMPTE timecode, and OSC) it made combing lasers with these other multimedia effects very easy to do, while still offering a powerful suite of control and design options.

The LASER ASSASSINS absolutely destroyed the festival, utilizing the very latest in laser technology from Pangolin and KVANT. Their laser show was performing all three nights to live music by some of the hottest artist in the industry, and the crowd was in amazement, as they were fully immersed in amazing laser light, and stunning visual effects. The Imagine Music Festival had everything fans could hope for in music, production, and visuals. All senses were stimulated, for three days of magic and memories that will last a lifetime.

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Show Tec: 

6 x 20W KVANT SPECTRUM Laser Systems, with FB4 and Saturn 5 Scanning System
4 x ClubMAX 6000 Laser Systems with PASS Audience Scanning Safety System
2 x ClubMAX 3000 Laser Systems
4 x Full Color Laser 15W GREEN Laser Systems
6 x 20W FCL RGB Laser Systems

Pangolin BEYOND Advanced Laser Show Software, was used to design the laser show and content.

BEYOND Laser Show Software – Advanced PangoScript and Universe Features

BEYOND laser show software is revolutionizing laser control, for thousands of people around the world. The advanced PangoScript and Universe tools inside the program allow you as a client to customize BEYOND, to meet your own specific show needs and requirements.

In this latest tutorial from Nathan Miller, you can learn some advanced programming and setup techniques, that can be used when working with BEYOND PangoScript and the BEYOND Universe. These features can be implemented to create your own custom commands, for protocols like DMX, ArtNet, OSC and SMPTE timecode.

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With many of these advanced tools, we are now also seeing clients using BEYOND for more than just laser show control and the software is evolving into a true multimedia control platform in that regard. For control of lasers, video, lighting and more.

If you have any specific tutorial requests, we also invite your feedback. Shoot us a message using our contact form, and let us know more about your requests for future tutorial videos.

Laser Control from Lighting Console

A growing number of lighting designers are entering the laser show industry, looking to control lasers from their preferred lighting console. Being the world leader in laser show control, we felt the time was right to begin creating a variety of tutorial videos showing you how to control laser shows from a lighting console, together with our professional BEYOND laser show and multimedia software.

In this first series of videos, we show you how to control lasers from the Grand MA Lighting Console, as well as from the ChamSys Lighting Console. More tutorials are coming, with additional information on control setups of this nature.

Questions? We’re here to help. Email us, and we will be there to provide the support and service you need.

Laser Show Systems – Dance Valley Festival

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The Dance Valley Festival in the Netherlands, is one of the area’s hottest, and most exciting events. And this year, the event held true to it’s reputation, boating a sensational lineup including headliners like Carnage, Cedric Gervais, Dannic, Headhunters, and more.

Putting together a festival of this magnitude is no small feet, and a wide variety of entertainment technology comes into play, when designing the events various stages. Laser shows play an integral part in creating the ‘electronic climate’, that attendees have come to love.

This year, the team at Laser Dream NL was contracted to perform all laser shows and related effects, for the event. And they came out guns blazing, creating a sensational laser display, that still has people talking.

strongCheck out the video below/strong, to see some clips of the stunning laser show effects, created by Laser Dream NL, at this year’s 2016 Dance Valley Music Festival.

Show Tec
 

8 x 14W Laser Show Projectors were used to decorate the main stage for the event.

Pangolin’s BEYOND software was used exclusively for laser and multimedia show control.