Showcontroller PLUS Software License Dongle

Full-feature laser show control software with LIVE and Timeline control. Powerful and easy drag&drop programming as well as import of custom logos and creation of text.
PLUS Version with Multimedia Events, up to 20 DACs (16 individual content channels), Realizzer, Capture and Depence2 support and ILDA file export
  • Live Laser control
  • Timeline-based laser show programming
  • 250+ free shows included
  • Drag-and-drop operation, intuitive handling
  • Logo and graphics import
  • MIDI, Timecode and DMX support
  • Multimedia / Video content on Timeline
  • Realizzer, Capture and Depence 2 support
  • Up to 20 hardware interfaces, 16 individual content channels
  • No additional hardware required if used with any laser with ShowNET mainboard
Laser show creation made easy: No matter if a professional music synchronous timeline laser show is required or live laser show control to a DJ set - Showcontroller has all the necessary features to create overwhelming laser shows.

Showcontroller LIVE allows for direct, live laser control. It comes with a large set of preset frames and animations and can be extended with own frames or animations, like patterns, logos, texts or other graphics. Many effects can be live applied to the patterns, e.g. color, speed, rotation, size, etc.. It is possible to live control the lasers only through computer, but also by using MIDI controllers or DMX consoles: The live laser control with Showcontroller is extremely versatile! 

 

Key Features:

- Live Laser control

- Timeline-based laser show programming

- 250+ free shows included

- Drag-and-drop operation, intuitive handling

- Logo and graphics import

- MIDI and DMX support

- Realizzer 3D and Depence2 visualizer support

- Video event support

- Up to 20 ShowNET LAN output interfaces are supported

 

Reliable: No forced updates - the user decides when it's time to update

Discrete: No forced registration to access software updates

Compatible: ILDA file standard is supported for import and export

 

New features and fixes are released on a regular basis, but it is not mandatory to install an update, so the user can decide when it's best to try new features.

 

Showcontroller LIVE:

Showcontroller LIVE is the software part of the Showcontroller Suite that is especially designed for live laser show control. No matter if it's used to accompany a DJ set with lasers, to play lasers at a festival or to support a musical or artistic performance - Showcontroller LIVE is the tool for every laser show application that cannot be pre-produced or pre-programmed or has no common time base.

Showcontroller LIVE is an extremely mighty tool: 40 scenes can be preset per bank and 10 banks can be used for this. Also, Showcontroller LIVE already comes with a large selection of already preset scenes, so it's very easy to get going with a laser show:

1. Connect the hardware interface and the laser system

2. Open Showcontroller LIVE

3. Click START and select a scene

 

That's it!

 

Showcontroller RealTime:

Showcontroller RealTime can be used for creating timline-based laser shows. Laser frames and animations can be placed on a timeline and synchronized to music. A multitude of customizable effects can be added to those frames then. It is possible to create many tracks in parallel.

Showcontroller RealTime comes with all the features that are required for high professional laser show programming.

The main window shows the timeline, where all programming elements can be assigned to a general time-base, e.g. an audio file or just a simple lapse of time.

The preview window allows for watching a preview of the programmed elements in real time, but also the laser output happens in real time.

Due to the versatile Dongle-Licensing it is possible to program in Showcontroller RealTime without having to have an interface connected. This eases pre-production processes and allows for laser show programming even on a plane.

The Showcontroller RealTime laser show timeline has been designed to be very intuitive - even beginners can quickly and easily create their own, first laser shows. Drag-and-drop programming is one of the key features of the Showcontroller timeline, but also the versatile use of effects that can be applied to laser frames and animations make Showcontroller the right choice for any kind of laser show design.

 

Showcontroller PicEdit:

Showcontroller PicEdit is the program part that is used for creating 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional laser graphics. It is a very powerful tool that not only allows for creating vector based frames but also for laser animations.

PicEdit closely works together with other software parts of the Showcontroller software suite, like Showcontroller Trace and Showcontroller SVG-Tool:

Import custom logos from JPG files or get static or animated vectors from Blender (or from other 3D software, with using Blender as export tool).

 

Showcontroller Tracer:

The Showcontroller Tracer program part is specifically designed for re-tracing pixel-based pictures, like JPG files, to a laser-compatible, vector based format. Simply select a picture, e.g. a logo, and get it traced. Various options for optimization are provided to make the laser projection of the very frame as smooth as possible.

 

Showcontroller SVG Tool:

The Showcontroller SVG Tool allows for importing frames or animations in the SVG file format to Showcontroller. This can be files from the free 3D-Animator Blender (or from other 3D programs by using Blender as converter) or just SVG files from a standard Vector editing software, like Adobe Illustrator.

 

 

Showcontroller is available with two different Licensing models:

 

1. Showcontroller:

Supports up to 3 Laserworld ShowNet hardware interfaces (DAC)

 

2. Showcontroller PLUS:

Supports more than 3 hardware interfaces (DAC), different hardware interfaces are supported (more details)

- Shownet

- Netlase

- Netlase LC

- Easylase II

- Phoenix Micro USB V1

 

This covers the complete range of basic USB to high end LAN output interfaces. All Interfaces support DMX in/out.

Showcontroller PLUS also supports the Realizzer 3D and Depence2 implementation and the use of Video-Events.

Showcontroller PLUS license allows for ILDA file export as well.

 

 

Hardware requirements for the Showcontroller laser show software:

 

Minimum requirements for running the Showcontroller laser show software are

- Dual Core PC

- Windows 7 / 8 / 10 operating system, 32bit or 64bit

- min. 4 GB RAM

- OpenGL capable graphics board

 

If the Video-Event shall be used, it is recommended to at least use a gaming-grade graphics board, like GeForce 960 or higher (or similar)

 

 

Further details, a product demo and additional files can be accessed on https://www.showcontroller.com


Showcontroller Software Feature Comparison Chart

HardwareShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
Hardware integration Up to 3 ShowNET LAN Interfaces Up to 20 various Interfaces (LAN / USB)
Max. Scanspeed Up to 150Kpps Up to 150Kpps, depending on Interface
DMX In/out All Interfaces with integrated DMX 512 in/out All Interfaces with integrated DMX 512 in/out
Artnet yes yes
Operation Systems Windows 7 or higher, 32/64 Bit Windows 7 or higher, 32/64 Bit
Multi Screen Support yes, but only one screen necessary yes, but only one screen necessary
Hotplug Capable yes yes
ILDA Axis Resolution Depending on hardware, up to 16 Bit Depending on hardware, up to 16 Bit
ILDA Color Resolution Depending on hardware, up to 12 Bit Depending on hardware, up to 12 Bit
Multi Color support via IMC, realtime output of RGB shows to multicolor systems via IMC, realtime output of RGB shows to multicolor systems
Projector Routing yes yes
External Control Midi, DMX, Artnet Midi, DMX, Artnet
Safety Zones Several options, incl. horizontal zone and soft border Several options, incl. horizontal zone and soft border
Live OperationShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
Control Mouse, keyboard, touchscreen, Midi, DMX, Artnet Mouse, keyboard, toucscreen, Midi, DMX, Artnet
Preset Scenes 10 banks, each 40 scenes 10 banks, each 40 scenes
Multi Cue Selection yes yes
Chaser yes yes
Scanner Groups yes yes
Live Recoloring yes, RGB fader or HUE yes, RGB fader or HUE
BPM Sync yes, manual or Midi clock (e.g. Virtual DJ) yes, manual or Midi clock (e.g. Virtual DJ)
Random Play yes yes
Geometric Corrections yes, many different options yes, many different options
Color & Picture Morphing, Soft Color yes yes
Projection Layers up to 32, auto blending / covering up to 32, auto blending / covering
Crossover Effects yes, preprogrammed and free definable yes, preprogrammed and free definable
Mophing yes yes
Preview yes, max 3 scanner, fixed in GUI yes, additional OpenGL preview as dockable window
Scene Playmodes Programmable, flash / loop Programmable, flash / loop
Fog Control yes yes
Static Beamtable yes, 40 beam(s) per projector yes, 40 beam(s) per projector
PicEditShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
2D / 3D Drawings yes yes
Drawing Tools Several standard and laser optimized tools Several standard and laser optimized tools
Internal Resolution 32 Bit 32 Bit
Auto Optimize yes yes
Importable Formats ILDA, PLT, external tracer & SVG converter ILDA, PLT, external tracer & SVG converter
Text TTF, laser optimized fonts TTF, laser optimized fonts
Color Color table, RGB Color table, RGB
MouseToLaser yes yes
3D Transformations yes yes
Manual Interpolation yes yes
RealTime TimelineShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
Max Timelines 16 16
Max Tracks per Timeline 128 128
Framesource Pic, ILDA, Animation, Lissajous, Rasterscanning Pic, ILDA, Animation, Lissajous, Rasterscanning
Timing Audio, internal clock, MTC, SMPTE via external hardware Audio, internal clock, MTC, SMPTE via external hardware
Animation Effects Multiple effects with multiple setting options Multiple effects with multiple setting options
Effect Parameters Fixed, animated, ext. source (DMX, Midi,... ) Fixed, animated, ext. source (DMX, Midi,... )
Projection Zones up to 32 worlds up to 32 worlds
Scan Parameters up to 32 for each projector up to 32 for each projector
Projection Layers up to 32, auto blending / covering up to 32, auto blending / covering
Geometric Corrections yes, many different options yes, many different options
Color & Picture Morphing, Soft Color yes yes
Audio Visualisation yes yes
Runtext yes yes
Unicode Text yes yes
Show Protection Editing, dongle number Editing, dongle number
Control External Devices via DMX, Artnet, Midi-Out via DMX, Artnet, Midi-Out
3D Lissajus Generator yes yes
Net Transformations yes yes
Color Morphing yes yes
Soft Blanking, Hidden Line yes yes
Video and Media Integration yes, limited yes
Preview in RealtimeShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
Dockable Preview yes yes
Projector Positions Free definable in X/Y and Z Free definable in X/Y and Z
Projector Rotation X/Y Axis X/Y Axis
Axis Inversion Automatic depending on interface settings Automatic depending on interface settings
Fog Simulation yes yes
Preview as Video yes, up to 4K yes, up to 4K
Video Watermark yes yes
External software interfaces for preview Realizzer 3D, Depence2, Capture Realizzer 3D, Depence2, Capture
Additional FeaturesShowcontrollerShowcontroller PLUS
Software Update Free for Lifetime, no forced updates Free for Lifetime, no forced updates
Preset Shows >250, mixed single and multiprojector >250, mixed single and multiprojector
More Program Parts Hardwarecheck, Tracer, SVG Converter, Player Hardwarecheck, Tracer, SVG Converter, Player

 

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Showcontroller License Dongle
EAN / MPN
7640144990367A
*Due to Advanced Optical Correction technology used in our laser systems the optical power of each colour within installed laser module(s) may slightly differ from the specification of respective laser module(s). Divergence FWHM average depending on model.

 

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