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What is a laser show

Ask just about anyone, and they will agree that laser light is considerably the most beautiful light source available. And as a performer, you will find that laser is a very versatile medium that allows you to create a wide variety special lighting effects and laser shows. A laser show can take many forms as we will describe below. But in general a laser show is a display combining laser light,...

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Types of Laser Shows

Laser beam and aerial effects Laser beams and aerials are considerably the most common type of “effect” created with laser. They generally consist of laser patterns and shapes that are combined or synchronized with music, and then projected from a standard laser show projector. These effects are most often programmed in software, and then run “live” to the beat of music, or “pre-programmed” and...

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Designing Laser Shows

HOW TO DESIGN A LASER SHOW What laser show software is right for you In order to create a real laser show, you need laser design and control software. These programs are required in order to create laser shows and effects, like the ones we described above. There are two industry standards for laser design software. These   are called QuickShow and BEYOND. A brief overview of both is noted below:...

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Laser Show Projectors Explained

What is a laser projector To provide a simple definition, laser show projectors are any laser system which projects laser output for entertainment purposes. Most entertainment laser projectors generally consists of one or more laser sources (red, green and blue) which are combined together with an optical scanning system and various drive electronics, and then integrated into a laser housing....

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Laser Show Projector Specifications

Understanding laser projectors and specifications There are a lot of laser projectors on the market today, and not all lasers are created equal. The configuration of your laser projector, and the quality of the components used inside, have a direct impact on the type of laser shows, and content you can create. Here we will provide some basic guidance and specifications to help you understand...

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Laser Show Software

HOW TO DESIGN A LASER SHOW What laser show software is right for you In order to create a real laser show, you need laser design and control software. These programs are required in order to create laser shows and effects, like the ones we described above. There are two industry standards for laser design software. These are called QuickShow and BEYOND. A brief overview of both is noted below:...

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Laser Show Hardware

What laser control hardware is right for you To create and run a laser show, you need a laser control system. A laser control system is a combination of laser control hardware and software. The software allows you to design and create your desired laser shows and effects, and the hardware plays that content back across the laser projector. In order to create laser shows like the ones shown...

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How to make live laser shows

HOW TO CONTROL LASER SHOWS Live laser shows Live laser shows are perhaps the most popular way of controlling a laser show. You see these often at festivals, nightclubs, and similar events and they are mostly “laser beam and aerial shows” but may at times, also include various laser graphics and in rare cases, laser mapping and interactive effects. When performing a live laser show, you are...

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How to make preprogrammed laser shows

Pre-programmed laser shows Pre-programmed laser shows are perhaps the second most popular type of laser show you will see. These are common on large scale musical tours, and corporate events (where the exact music that will play is known ahead of time) as well as at permanent installations (theme parks, hotels, etc.). Pre-programmed shows may consist of laser beam and aerial shows, as well as...

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How to draw in laser

Graphics are the essential base of any laser show. Many laser control software solutions come with a base stock of already pre-made graphics and animation, Pangolin Software even with a large amount of professional graphics and animation for many occasions. But though there are tons of high quality laser images in Pangolin software and there are many more available by the Pangolin Cloud build-in...

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How to make standalone laser shows

Stand-Alone laser shows  A stand-alone laser show, is one where the show “runs itself”. Stand alone laser shows can consist of laser beam and aerial effects, laser graphics, and laser mapping effects. Stand-alone laser shows are accomplished using a laser projector or laser setup with FB4 hardware. In such shows, the show content is created in software (QuickShow or BEYOND), and then saved to...

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Understanding zones and working with multiple lasers

When ever we are talking about laser output with Pangolin software, we are also talking about Pangolin’s exclusive ILDA-Award-winning Projection Zones technology, which allows to use separate projection areas (zones) either from a single laser projector, or up to many laser projectors / multiple lasers. Projection Zones combine a scanner (laser) selection with Geometric Correction for that...

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