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New Laser Beam Show: DJ Lord Fader - Desire

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Thought I'd share this show with anyone still lurking around this section. I made this as an entry for the ILDA Offline Contest, and though it did not place, I still enjoyed making it and am fairly happy with the result. Note that while the projector does face the camera, this show has not been used as and never was programmed to be an audience scanning show. It is purely artistic. If anyone with Beyond wants the show file feel free to PM me for it.

 



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Thought I'd share this show with anyone still lurking around this section. I made this as an entry for the ILDA Offline Contest, and though it did not place, I still enjoyed making it and am fairly happy with the result. Note that while the projector does face the camera, this show has not been used as and never was programmed to be an audience scanning show. It is purely artistic. If anyone with Beyond wants the show file feel free to PM me for it.

I love it!
 

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That's really incredible! I can totally see myself doing this someday.

I remember when my local group/friend put together a show on Waverly Hills Sanitarium. Not what that place is for IMO but whatever...
 

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I only have ATM the FB3 and just Beyond Essentials.
Hope I can see your awesome work on my analog 2W RGB.
If I can't this will make me get the other two Beyonds.
Thanks for sharing-- I will do the same soon!!
Laser PJs and doing lasershow is many times more fun than just handhelds-- if you miss making lasers moving up to making the lab lasers and building your own PJ is extremely enjoyable....try it--go to any LEM will make you want to DIY AND give you great satisfaction. Everybody that attends LEMs are super friendly and ready to help....
Getting Quick Show and a RGB pj is all you need to get started. Any Laser PJ that has ILDA is where you start.

have fun and pleeze be safe----Len
 

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What is ILDA? :unsure:

ILDA stands for the International Laser Display Association. They are the main organization responsible for overseeing the laser show industry, including setting standards (ie. the ILDA connector standard), discussing industry developments and issues, and holding annual contests for laserists and production companies around the world to enter and promote the laser industry, among many other things. Here's a quote from their website:

"The International Laser Display Association (ILDA), founded in August 1986, is the world's leading organization dedicated to advancing the use of laser displays in the fields of art, entertainment and education. "

Much more on their website HERE.
 
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Looks great! For a second when the video started playing, I thought it was a rendered animation for an AD. Very crisp image!
 

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ILDA stands for the International Laser Display Association. They are the main organization responsible for overseeing the laser show industry, including setting standards (ie. the ILDA 32 pin connector standard), discussing industry developments and issues, and holding annual contests for laserists and production companies around the world to enter and promote the laser industry, among many other things. Here's a quote from their website:

"The International Laser Display Association (ILDA), founded in August 1986, is the world's leading organization dedicated to advancing the use of laser displays in the fields of art, entertainment and education. "

Much more on their website HERE.
That sounds awesome, thanks!

But, what did Hak mean by "Any Laser PJ that has ILDA is where you start"?
 

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That sounds awesome, thanks!

But, what did Hak mean by "Any Laser PJ that has ILDA is where you start"?

He's talking about the standard I mentioned in my previous post. It's a connection interface ILDA defined that allows laser projectors to be externally controlled, typically with laser designer software like Pangolin's Quickshow. It looks Like this on the back of a laser projector:

ilda-connector.jpg

It essentially has pins devoted to each scanner and color channel, allowing full control of the projected image. It is typically only used in projectors with galvanometers, whereas many cheap generic laser scanners use stepper motors, which are too slow and imprecise for full control to have any benefit. What Hak is saying is that getting a PJ with the ILDA interface opens lots of potential to create very complex and dynamic laser shows. I should note that there are also several other interfaces, Including Pangolin's network-based FB4 system and several proprietary systems (like the Laser Cube), though ILDA is the simplest and most widely supported.
 

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He's talking about the standard I mentioned in my previous post. It's a connection interface ILDA defined that allows laser projectors to be externally controlled, typically with laser designer software like Pangolin's Quickshow. It looks Like this on the back of a laser projector:

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It essentially has pins devoted to each scanner and color channel, allowing full control of the projected image. It is typically only used in projectors with galvanometers, whereas many cheap generic laser scanners use stepper motors, which are too slow and imprecise for full control to have any benefit. What Hak is saying is that getting a PJ with the ILDA interface opens lots of potential to create very complex and dynamic laser shows. I should note that there are also several other interfaces, Including Pangolin's network-based FB4 system and several proprietary systems (like the Laser Cube), though ILDA is the simplest and most widely supported.
Thanks, I'm learning a lot here lol.

So is it like basically a parallel port bus on a computer?
1200px-Parallel_computer_printer_port.jpg
 

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Thanks, I'm learning a lot here lol.

So is it like basically a parallel port bus on a computer?
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Yeah, barring the different pinout and sometimes gender assignment and shielding. ILDA cables need to be usable for long runs (100 feet plus) which means the shielding and wire gage will generally be superior to a standard serial cable (though this is not always true for cheap cables).
 




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