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 clients dominate at the 2013 ILDA Awards Ceremony

The 2013 International Laser Display Association Awards Ceremony has finally come to a close. Pangolin clients dominated this year, taking home awards across a wide vareity of categories including beam and atmospheric laser shows, live laser shows, multimedia laser shows, laser shows for festivals, atomostpheric laser shows, laser shows for television, planetarium laser shows and many more. 

We at Pangolin are incredibly proud of this year's awards winners, and are amazed to see the work they are creating in the field, using Pangolin products. 

Learn more about Pangolin Systems, and see how you can use our products to enahnce your laser show, by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. And be sure to regiser for our newsletter (avaialble in seven languages) here.

We've just returned from the 2013 Expo Music show in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and what an amazing event this turned out to be. We were proud to partner with your distributor Electra Light, to bring the beauty of lasers to this region of the world. 

With the World Cup and Olympic Games coming to Brazil, more and more requests for laser light shows are coming from this region. As a result, Pangolin has partnered with many of the world's leading laser projector manufacturers, to bring high quality laser light show products to the region. 

In addtion, we have placed a large stock of Pangolin products in Brazil, making it easier than ever for our clients in this region, to obtain the Pangolin System of their choice. We've also amped up our support for our Brazilian clients, offering our software in Portuguese, as well as having on-staff Portuguese speaking support technicians. 

We look forward to seeing the great laser shows taking place in Brazil in the months to come. 

 

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Zurich Street Parade – Powered by Laserworld and Pangolin

The 2013 Zurich Street Parade in Zurich, Switzerland has grown to be one of the largest outdoor festivals in the country. This year, an estimated 950,000 people attended the event, and lined the streets to see the amazing laser show performance given by Laserworld AG. On Saturday August 10, 2013, top name performers like Bob Sinclair, Fedde Le Grand, Nicky Romero, Westbarn, and NERVO entertained and excited the crowds on the parade's eight large outdoor stages. 

Nicky Romero and NERVO performed their acts on the main stage next to the Mythenquai, which were accompanied by a large laser light spectacle and live laser show. On the other stages (the Burkliplatz and concert hall) laser shows were also performed by Laserworld. All together, over 200watts of laser power was used for this event. 

Laserworld used their professional RTI Nano series of laser projectors for the event. 

2 x RTI NANO 6 RYGCB 35
5 x RTI PIKO RGB 14.0
2 x RTI PIKO RGB 8.0
2 x RTI PIKO G10
2 x RTI PIKO Y13

Control for the event was done using the all-new Pangolin BEYOND laser control software, and the Phoenix Showcontroller laser control software

A brief video showing the event can be found online here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=224Ow9hEIYE

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Pangolin Europe Tour Continues in Madrid, Spain

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We are currently in Madrid, Spain, for the Pangolin Europe open house event. We were pleased to work with our partner Cittadini Laser, to show clients in Spain the power of our new BEYOND software, in combination with Cittadini Laser … Continue reading

Pangolin European Tour Schedule is Now Released !

The schedule for the 2013 Pangolin EU Tour is now officially released! Check out the open house dates at the following link. To register, simply email us (contact@pangolin.com), and let us know what open house event you would like to attend. We hope to see you there!

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