Complete Help Docs

Laser Show Technology for Lighting Professionals

User Tools

Site Tools



Getting started

Lasershow Converter 4D works with modern versions of MAXON's Cinema 4D computer graphics program. It lets you turn 3D computer graphics into laser graphics, quickly and easily.

The Lasershow Converter 4D system consists of two plug-ins for Cinema 4D: A Renderer and an Object Tag. Each plug-in is explained below:

Tutorial Videos

Lasershow Converter 4D Renderer

The renderer turns Cinema 4D frames and scenes into laser-projectable frames and scenes. Here are step-by-step instructions on using the renderer:

Post-Render Effect

You will find several control sections on the main Lasershow Converter 4D post-render effect. These control groupings are:

  • Line Types - Allows control how the objects are interpreted and output as laser lines.
  • Line Color - Allows control how the color of the objects are used to control the color of the laser lines.
  • Filter settings - Allows smooth out the beam path derived from a coarse object.
  • Laser Output, Preview Options and Save Functions - Allows control the frame note that will be used for each frame, and whether or not you will see laser output projected while the scene is being rendered.
  • LC4D Help - Common information about the Lasershow Converter 4D and access to this help file.

Lasershow Converter 4D Object Tag

The object tag plug-in lets you adjust aspects of how Cinema 4D objects will be drawn by the renderer.

Although the default options on the main rendering screen of Lasershow Converter 4D will create good results for most scenes, occasionally you may want greater control over the rendering process. Advanced features are accessed using the Lasershow Converter 4D object tag plug-in.

Object tag parameters ignore the parameters of the render settings. If parameters from the object tag differ from the post render effect settings, the Lasershow Converter 4D will automatically apply the object tag settings. Otherwise, if so object tag is assigned to one or more object, the render settings from the post render effect will be taken.

All parameters are animateable unless they are indicated with a small cross. When the Animate button is activated, these parameters are displayed red, animated parameters are indicated with a red point.

Tips and Tricks

Here are some advanced topics regarding Lasershow Converter 4D:

Copyright and credits

Lasershow Converter 4D is copyright © 2004-2021 by Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.
Cinema 4D is a trademark of MAXON Computer, GmbH.
Lasershow Designer 2000 and Lasershow Converter 4D are trademarks of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc.
Lasershow Converter 4D includes David Gould Rendering Technology. Copyright ©2000 David Gould.

This website uses cookies. By using the website, you agree with storing cookies on your computer. Also you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree leave the website.More information about cookies
tools/lc4d/start.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/07 17:16 by Bob Varkevisser