We were honored this week to be a part of the moving lights and laser showcase at Living Streams Church presented by the amazing team at 5 Words Media. Ben Spellman set up a Skywriter HPX M-5 which proved to be the perfect complement to the Elation Dart 360 movers. Check out the photos below and for more information on using lasers or movers in your house of worship, contact our friends at SALES@5WORDSMEDIA.COM
One of the questions we get all the time at X-Laser is “How do laser projectors actually work?” so we made a short video explaining how scanning and color mixing work together to create the shapes we all love.
We go through the layout and basic components common in most modern semiconductor laser light show projectors, then talk a bit about the specific signals used to control galvanometer scanners and laser diodes while showing you exactly how a circle is made.
Visualizers are powerful tools for any lighting designer, now with our free XLERATE tool you can plug our Mercury equipped laser systems into Capture or Realizzer.
Join X-Laser product development genius Andrew Berry and our guest lighting designer, Dustin Derry of Stonewolf Studios as they give you an overview of how XLERATE works with Realizzer and Chamsys. Want a copy of this free tool? Visit: XLERATE.X-Laser.com Also you can check out Dustin’s great work and upcoming live streams at: www.STONEWOLF.com
It’s #MAGFEST time! MAGFest is a music and gaming festival right in X-Laser’s backyard. It’s an incredibly fun event for anyone into gaming of all kinds. This year our friends at Nomad Event Systems are providing lasers and lighting for the main stage with the very talented Christof Krztov running the 4 Skywriter HPX M-5 lasers from Pangolin’s Beyond. Nice work team!
One of the challenges of working in this industry is that when most people have the day off, you’re working. Thank you to all of our clients and friends that are on the job tonight. We hope you have a great show and an even better 2019!
Smooth, ethereal, otherworldly looking aurora effects are rarely seen, but can be incredibly moving. We go a little into the history of these “Lumia” effects, how they’re made and how you can create your own with a laser and a trip to the hardware store.
Materials used in video:
Glass tubing – https://www.mcmaster.com/8729k37
Acrylic bar – https://www.mcmaster.com/1227t169
DP100 epoxy – https://www.mcmaster.com/7467a227
Slow Motion by Bensound.com
References and further reading:
The Wobbulator – http://wobbsite.com/index.html
The Laser Galaxy projector – http://www.laserspectacles.com/products/lumia-projector/
Clavilux in action – https://youtu.be/icGdtUQy5qQ
Alanis Morissette, Livet at sunset – Photo by Roland zh
Concert of Asyl at the Boule Noire, Paris, 29 April 2009 – Photo by Adrian Tombu
Anthony Snape Concert – Photo by Christopher Snape
Ripples and sunlight pattern in the shallow part of Brofjorden at Holländaröd, Lysekil Municipality, Sweden – Photo by W. Carter
Aurora Borealis observed in Norway on 2006-10-28 – Photo by Rafal Konieczny
Aurora borealis in Abisko National Park near Torneträsk lake in Sweden – Photo by Pavel.shyshkouski
Aurora Borealis in Estonia – Photo by Kristian Pikner
Fall is here and with it comes our Fall Mercury update! This is a FREE update for all Mercury users. Update includes:
-2 more basic builders for 6 total
-Streaming ACN support
-Auto Source detection
-Streamlined user interface
-Added “Simple” mode to allow you to patch the laser without a master
-General performance and reliability improvements
In all it’s a great update with lots of features that were requested by you, our users. You can download the update and fixture profiles for all major console brands at http://www.x-laser.com/mercurydownloads