Microsoft Windows 10 Logo

The creation of the new Windows 10 Hero Desktop Image incorporated blasting lasers, billowing fog, and falling crystal dust to develop the stunning look that you will see rolling out soon, with all new Windows 10 based PC’s that are sold.

When Microsoft decided they needed a radical new desktop image for the Windows 10 operating system they enlisted design director GMUNK and laser specialists Future Weapons (www.futureweapons.com) to create an exciting new logo made entirely out of laser light.

Microsoft released a YouTube video detailing the methodology used in the creation of the hero image. Laser projections were mapped to a 2D surface of the Windows logo while atmospheric beams created a 3D volumetric effect which gave the logo depth and movement. This took the traditional flat logo and transformed it into a luminous portal filled with lasers.

Microsoft has made it their goal to convert one billion users to Windows 10 over the next two to three years. This will make the Windows 10 hero desktop image one of the most recognizable laser images ever created!

You can see a behind the scenes video below: 

Future Weapons is a visual design company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. They specialize in tour design and special effects for film:  http://FutureWeaponsLighting.com/

GMUNK is a design director from San Francisco. He’s known for his cutting edge motion graphics work on feature movies like Oblivion and Tron: http://work.gmunk.com/

Show Tech: 

Pangolin’s new Beyond laser control software was used to create the laser projection mapping effects seen in the logo. The artists choose BEYOND due to it’s precise control capabilities. The laser control hardware used for the creation and playback of the content included Pangolin’s QM2000.NET, FB3 & APC40. The lasers used for the creation of the logo included Two KVANT ClubMAX 6000 projectors, purchased through the Pangolin Projector Referral Network. These specific units were chosen for their fast scanning capabilities (using the state-of-the-art Compact-506 Optical Scanning System) and because of their fantastic color balance. 

Pangolin Laser Systems partners with UCF to educate students about Laser entertainment and Industrial Laser Applications

Pangolin Laser Systems Inc. was proud to partner with the University of Central Florida's CREOL College of Optics and Photonics, to put on a presentation about how laser technology is being used in the entertainment field. 

In addition to the presentation, Pangolin Team members partnered with long time friend Greg Makhov at Lighting Systems Design International (LSDI), to put on a stunning graphical laser show for both UCF students and Faculty to enjoy. 

The event was all apart of UCF's 50th Year Anniversary Celebration, honoring them as one of the nation's leading educational Universitites. 

Read the official press release online here: http://www.prlog.org/12088320-pangolin-laser-systems-partners-with-ucf-to-educate-students-on-laser-entertainment.html

Pangolin is scheduled to exhibit at the 2013 SPIE Photonics West Show

Pangolin Laser Systems Inc. has announced that they plan to unveil the new ScannerMAX division of their company at the 2013 SPIE Photonics West Show. The ScannerMAX division of Pangolin will specialize in the creation of optical scanners and rotary actuators, for the laser diplay and industrial laser marketplace. 

Those interested in attending the Photonics West Exhibition can obtain a FREE pass here, courtesey of Pangolin: http://spie.org/exhibitions/pw/PW13-