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 +===== Getting started =====
 +
 +Lasershow Converter MAX works with modern versions of Autodesk's 3ds Max computer graphics program. It lets you turn 3D computer graphics into laser graphics, quickly and easily.
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:intro|Introduction]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:instal|Installing Lasershow Converter MAX]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:whats new|What's new]]
 +
 +The Lasershow Converter MAX system consists of three plug-ins for 3ds Max: a rendering plug-in, a utility plug-in and a modifier plug-in.
 +
 +===== Tutorial Videos =====
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tutorial 1|Tutorial 1/5: Installation and configuration]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tutorial 2|Tutorial 2/5: Overview]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tutorial 3|Tutorial 3/5: Modifiers]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tutorial 4|Tutorial 4/5: Render settings]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tutorial 5|Tutorial 5/5: Animation]]
 +
 + 
 +===== Lasershow Converter MAX Renderer =====
 +
 +The renderer turns 3ds Max frames and scenes into laser-projectable frames and scenes. Here are step-by-step instructions on using the renderer:
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:renderer#step_1selecting_the_renderer|Step 1: Selecting the renderer]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:renderer#step_2rendering_a_frame|Step 2: Rendering a frame]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:renderer#step_3rendering_an_animation|Step 3: Rendering an animation]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:renderer#step_4viewing_an_animation_and_sending_it_to_beyond|Step 4: Viewing an animation]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:renderer#step_5summary|Step 5: Summary]]
 +
 +**Click one of the topics below for details about the rendering plug-in:**
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Rendering Overview|Overview]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Line Types|Line Types]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Line Color|Line Color]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Filter settings|Filter settings]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Laser Output|Laser Output]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Ultra-smooth refresh-based rendering|Ultra-smooth refresh-based rendering]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Include Z-axis data in laser frame|Include Z-axis data in laser frames]]
 +
 +===== Lasershow Converter MAX Utility =====
 +
 +The utility plug-in lets you adjust aspects of how 3ds Max objects will be drawn by the renderer. Click one of the topics below for details.
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Utility Overview|Overview]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Laser Preview|Laser Preview]]  
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:About object settings|About object settings]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Quick-Setup|Object Quick-Setup]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Line Types|Object Line Types]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Line Color|Object Line Color]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Filter Settings|Object Filter Settings]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Point Spacing|Object Point Spacing]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Soft Line|Object Soft Line]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Object Beam Brush|Object Beam Brush]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Connection to BEYOND|Connection to BEYOND]]
 +
 +===== Lasershow Converter MAX Modifier =====
 +
 +The modifier allows adjustments to specific mesh selections in 3ds Max. The topics below explain this issue.
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Modifier Overview|Overview]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Modifier Line Types |Modifier Line Types]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Modifier Line Color|Modifier Line Color]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Modifier Contours|Modifier Contours]]
 +
 +===== Tips and Tricks =====
 +
 +Here are some advanced topics regarding Lasershow Converter MAX:
 +
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Contour axis|Contour axis]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Beam path optimization|Tips: Beam path optimization]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Color and path consistency|Tips: Color and path consistency]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Importing artwork|Tips: Importing artwork]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:tips dust and particle animations|Tips: Creating dust-like animations using particle systems]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:fixing_extra_lines_on_cone_objects|Tips: Fixing extra lines on cone object]]s
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Point spacing for lines|Tips: Point spacing for lines]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Point spacing for objects|Tips: Point spacing for objects]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Scan speeds and LC MAX|Tips: Scan speeds and LC MAX]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Using renderable splines|Tips: Using renderable splines]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Using MAX-defined|Tips: Using MAX-defined]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Using mesh selection|Tips: Using mesh selection]] 
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Tips Fixing mysterious flickering lines|Tips: Fixing mysterious flickering lines]]
 +  * [[tools:lcmax:Questions and answers|Questions and answers]]
 +
 +
 +**Copyright and credits**
 +
 +//Lasershow Converter MAX is copyright © 2001-2021 by Pangolin Laser Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. 
 +3ds Max is a registered trademark of Autodesk Inc. \\ 
 +Lasershow Designer 2000, Lasershow Designer BEYOND and Lasershow Converter MAX are trademarks of Pangolin Laser Systems Inc. \\
 +Lasershow Converter MAX includes David Gould Rendering Technology. Copyright ©2000 David Gould.//
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