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:
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
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
line color is not
adjustable. The Object's Diffuse Color is used for laser output.
are not adjustable. Standard filter settings are used for all
-- 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
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
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.
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
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
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 LD2000’s laser
2000 and Lasershow Converter MAX can be purchased through
any Pangolin dealer or this website.
3D Studio MAX release 3 or later.
be purchased through resellers listed on the Discreet website: www.discreet.com.