This topic page lists the additions and changes in recent BEYOND releases. A complete and very detailed list can be found in the file called “ChangeLog.txt”, which is located in the same folder where the BEYOND program is located.
Note that we offer full support on the latest version of BEYOND.
We can only provide very limited support on older versions.
Beyond 5.0 is all about maturity, as BEYOND turns 10 years old this summer we have been working on a very robust and mature build. You will find that there are not many huge changes in workflow for 5.0, but many quality-of-life changes instead. This is very much by design as we want to make this version solid for when we all get back to work doing shows and build onto a future 6.0 version which will be game changing!
BEYOND version 4.0 has been in development for more than 18 months, and has been in BETA testing for more than six months. Below you will find a list of the most important new features in BEYOND, but there are many others. Be sure to explore the HELP menu, as we have new help documents as well as new help tutorial videos.
To help commemorate Pangolin's 30th anniversary in business, 3.0 represents a major new version of BEYOND, with the following benefits:
Numerous other fixes and enhancements.
Release 2.1 represents the first time where we have split BEYOND into three separate versions: Essentials, Advanced and Ultimate. Please see the help topic in BEYOND to see a table that shows the features available in each version.
Many other changes have been made between version 2.0 and 2.1.
A lot of development has taken place over the past few years, in preparation for the launch of version 2.0. In all, there have been thousands of changes – far too many to be listed here.
However, one of the most visible differences between this version and previous versions is the inclusion of many help documents and access to help videos, all found on the help menu.
The help menu provides access to not only this “master” help file, but also to more than 50 separate documents that address specific topics. We recommend you look at the other help documents that are available.
The help menu also provides access to more than 35 tutorial videos, starting with the original QuickShow tutorials, and going through additional topics on BEYOND 3D, use with DMX and MIDI, etc.
Release 1.8 includes two separate templates for the APC40 and highly integrated multimedia timeline.
In the near future, this help file will be greatly improved, and the tutorial videos will be completed.
This is the first public release of Lasershow Designer BEYOND.
BEYOND is intended to be a professional-level laser show platform. BEYOND is built on the user interface philosophies of QuickShow, which has proven to be a favorite, not only for beginners, but also for our professional users.
In addition to the quick and easy ability to create and perform shows, BEYOND offers features not found in any other program, such as several 3D frame editors, an advanced timeline with the capability of working on multiple shows at once, unlimited projection zones, visual scripting, ability to trigger cues from two separate workspaces simultaneously, and more.
Since this is the first public release, you can expect many changes and improvements in the near future. We also welcome your comments and suggestions.