We're really excited because we're back with the first extension for MadMapper: MadLaser
, allowing to control beams of light using cutting-edge tools!
It's available now for Beta testing so we look forward to your feedback
Here's the main MadLaser
Easy of use, as usual
Native Apple M1 build
Unlimited lasers (till your computer melts)
Multi protocol: Ilda through EtherDream or Helios USB, Shownet, FB4 through Pangolin Beyond
Realtime vectorization of video or material content
Laser lines just like regular lines you’re used to
Realtime programmable laser shaders
Mesh warping of laser content
Multi laser content dispatch
Laser projector masks
Ilda file import/export
Laser text with included OneLineFonts
SVG file import to render precise vector graphics
Full options: angle optimization, blanking, draw order, maximize FPS, time offsetting signals, etc
(And much more!)
Below, three features we'd like to introduce to you today
Video Vectorization :
MadLaser integrates your existing content pipeline, allowing to vectorize movies and materials. Do your mapping in AfterEffects just like usual and convert your videos to Laser Vector Lines. Or use your regular and loved materials, in one click. We worked hard on a next-level vectorizer, so it should handle the most precise and demanding projects.
Laser Materials :
Harness the power of code with a new breed of materials: the Laser materials will output true vector graphics, still using GLSL language, all in realtime, live from the code editor. Templates included in the beta, and a few examples are already in the online library.
Laser Dispatch :
A laser can only output a limited number of shapes before flickering or loosing precision. Got a heavy design to display? No problem, MadLaser comes to the rescue, allowing to dispatch complex shapes to multiple lasers! It's easier than ever.
(Video tutorials will be available on Youtube soon!)
Important - Safety Warning :
Lasers are powerful and dangerous, hence they should be handled with care and safety for the audience in mind.
Please comply with your local regulations.
MadMapper / GarageCube / 1024 architecture cannot be hold responsible for misusage of laser equipment.
Don’t shoot rays towards your audience, always use a safety switch on your hardware and specify a safety area.
Avoid burning your laser hardware by limiting the laser scan rate.
How To Download Mad Laser BETA ?
The extension will be released along a new website for MadMapper 5 and a new user-centric licensing system replacing the Yourspace account page.
To use the Beta version and try MadLaser you will need to create an account and generate a serial number with the procedure described below:
- You need to have a valid MadMapper license, any version
- Go to https://beta.madmapper.com
- Create an account (e-mail verification will be required)
- Go to your user account/licenses
- Import your current MadMapper serial number
- If valid, a temporary MadMapper 5 + MadLaser beta license will be generated and linked to your account
- Go to your user-account/download
- Download MadMapper 5 Beta + MadLaser
- Install MadMapper and login using your newly created user-account
- Have fun!
All the information you enter in https://beta.madmapper.com
, including your user account, will be wiped on Tuesday, November 23rd, prior to the official launch of MadMapper 5 and MadLaser.
(No worries we won’t wipe your original MadMapper license…)
Feel free to report bugs and share feedback by using the dedicated Beta Feedback button at the top right of the previews!
We hope you will love this new version & extension!
The MAD Team.