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  Number of objects and faces
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Lasershow Converter MAX LITE is a lower-cost, feature-reduced version of Pangolin's popular plug-in called Lasershow Converter MAX. It can be used very effectively in two ways:

  • As an introductory, but powerful tool for laserists who are new to the world of 3D graphics or who want better 3D tools than are available in LD2OOO.

  • As an additional workstation for existing LCMax users who want more than one artist to be able to work on 3D projects. When used in this way, the lite version has fewer limitations.

As a tool for new users

The LITE version has many of the same great features that are available in the full version of Lasershow Converter MAX, but it normally has the following limitations:
     -- The line color is not adjustable. The Object's Diffuse Color is used for laser output.
     -- The filter settings are not adjustable. Standard filter settings are used for all objects.
     -- Scenes with up to 50 visible objects can be rendered, but scenes with more than 50 visible objects can not.
     -- Scenes with up to 15000 visible faces can be rendered, but scenes with more than 15000 visible faces can not.

As an additional workstation for existing users

The limitations on the number of objects and faces that are listed above do not exist for scenes that have already been rendered at least once with the full version of Lasershow Converter MAX. Just as shows created with LD2OOO pro can be edited and played back using LD2OOO Intro, scenes created and rendered with the full version of LCMax can be edited and re-rendered using the LITE version of LCMax. All parameters and settings that were assigned in the full version of LCMax (including line color and filter settings) are retained for use in the LITE version. In this way, the LITE version makes for a great lower-cost additional workstation for those who already have Lasershow Converter MAX.

More about the limitations on Line Color settings

The options to change the Line Color settings are not available in the LITE version. The Object's Diffuse Color is always used (for new scenes). However, the scene was previously rendered using the full version of Lasershow Converter MAX, the settings for line color that were saved into the MAX scene file will be used.

More about the limitations on Filter Settings

Similar to the Line Color settings, the Filter Settings are not adjustable in the LITE version. For new scenes, default values are used which work well for most scene. However, if the scene was previously rendered using the full version of Lasershow Converter MAX, the filter settings that were saved into the MAX scene file will be used.

More about the limitations on visible objects and faces

Unless a scene has been rendered at least once with the full version of Lasershow Converter MAX, only scenes with 50 visible objects or less, and 15000 visible faces or less can be rendered. The reason the word "visible" is being used is because scenes with more than 50 objects and more than 15000 faces can be rendered, as long as only 50 objects with a total of 15000 faces is visible at any one time. Object visibility can be controlled in several ways, including using the Lasershow Converter MAX line types, and the "Visibility" properties of 3D Studio MAX.

How to order

You can order your Lasershow Converter MAX LITE system today. Just let us know the serial number of the LD2000 system you'll be using.
        With your Lasershow Converter MAX LITE software, you'll also receive the original 3D Studio MAX scenes from Pangolin's "Revelation" demo created by Dave Oxenreider of Singularity Arts. This 3 1/2 minute Showtime show contains over 6000 frames rendered from Lasershow Converter MAX, as well as original music by Andy Hagerman.

What is required

Lasershow Converter MAX LITE requires Lasershow Designer 2000 and 3D Studio MAX to operate. This is because the software is a 3D Studio MAX plug-in that communicates directly with LD2000s laser hardware board.

  • Lasershow Designer 2000 and Lasershow Converter MAX can be purchased through any Pangolin dealer or this website.

  • 3D Studio MAX release 3 or later. This can be purchased through resellers listed on the Discreet website: www.discreet.com.

   
  This page last updated: Thursday, June 25, 2009 12:00 AM

 
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