LaserShowGen (formerly ildaGen) is a freemium app for Windows and Mac, designed to make it cheaper and easier than ever before to create your own laser show. The program can both export ILDA files, which can be read by laser projectors with SD card readers, and output directly to Laser DACs for full control over your laser projector in real-time. It supports various devices including our own Helios Laser DAC, LaserDock, Ether Dream, RIYA products, Easylase, sound cards and OLSD.
Also available in a web version (HTML5), create ILDA files directly in your web browser on any operating system, without downloading or installing anything. An industry first!
The program features three modes: An editor mode for creating your own laser graphics and animations from scratch, a timeline mode for creating complex shows synced to music, and a live mode for triggering animations on the fly.
Check out the reddit community to share content, suggest features, ask for help and more: www.reddit.com/r/lasershowgen/
LaserShowGen is free, with limited functionality. The free edition does not have access to the timeline mode, and has a max number of file exports per day of 10. The Full version unlocks these features and more, and costs just $29.90.
You can download the program here:
“An excellent product. I can’t believe how much functionality you get for so few £” - danielbriggs @ Photonlexicon.com
“I love the simplicity of this tool!” - -bart- @ photonlexicon.com
LaserShowGen won second place in the 2015 ILDA Fenning Award for Technical Achievement:
Export both ILDA format 5 and 0 Load external ILDA files for editing Reapply properties of object Load images for rotoscoping Different animation modes (linear, sine, bounce, etc) Radial and square grids Onion skinning Optimization of frame based on FPS and scanner speed, with settings like dwell and color shift Simulated scanner preview Save and load project and frames
Free drawing Line tool Circle tool Wave tool Curve tool Text tool Symbol tool Arbitrary function
Solid color Gradient colors Dashed colors Rainbow Arbitrary function Replace, additive and subtractive blending modes
Blanking and dotting:
No blanking Dashed blanking Dotted blanking No blanking with dots Dots at start and end of blanking intervals Arbitrary function Replace, AND, OR, XOR blending modes
Color shifts Coloring and blanking frequenzy Coloring and blanking duty cycles (in dashed mode) Coloring, blanking and wave offsets Position displacement Shaking Rotation Scaling Audio wave and spectrum visualization Reverse
Timeline (Full version):
Arrange multiple frame files in a timeline Layers Support for multiple projector shows Envelopes to easily add effects changing over time Load and sync music, with visualization Add visual markers Split and resize objects Stretch and slow down animations
Load frames and animations to play on demand Trigger playback using mouse or keyboard shortcut Files can loop, or stop after one playthrough