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     This download  page contains links to download laser frames and animations, software of use to laserists, a .zip file copy of Sam's Laser FAQ, and links to other sites offering useful downloads.

 

Software

  • Laser Show Designer 1000 (Amiga) - LSD1000  was Pangolin's first commercial software, this full functioning program originally cost $995. It is now available to help hobbyists, experimenters, and those on a budget to get started with laser light shows.

Two DOS utilities [as .zip files] for those working on ILDA frame format import/export contributed by O. Steven Roberts.  He writes, "These utilities are for for hobbyists and others who are developing tools for ILDA frame format file support [to import/export .ild files] and who need a sanity check as Pangolin and X29 are merciless when it comes to errors in a .ild file. Programming is by Mike Svob".

  • ILDAWRITE.EXE [ILDAwrite.zip - 32 Kb] Takes a .txt file containing human readable numbers and converts it to an ILDA format frame. The input file format is the number of points(N) ,then the 3 axis data for the frame as a signed integer N,x,y,z,x,y,z,x,y,z... where x,y, and Z are +10,000 to -10,000, for a 2D frame, make all Zs equal to zero.
    It will prompt you for the file name to create and then create the file and exit back to the dos prompt. All points are set to full white and blanking is NOT supported. A sample input file, ildawrt.txt is provided. Note that there is a carriage return and line feed between each number. ILDAWRITE.exe is fully compatible with files written by Qbasic, Quickbasic, Visualbasic and Notepad, making it easy to create raw files for conversion. I've also used this to create liquid sky framesets using numbers generated by a basic program. The programs do not
    support crossing directories, so the files must all be in the same directory. 
  • ILDAREAD.EXE [ReadILD.zip - 36 KB] This utility strips a one frame ilda file to a text based n,x,y,z format, where N is the number of points in the frame and x,y,z are signed integer point data, so the output is N,X,Y,Z,X,Y,Z..... The actual data will appear as a vertical list with one coordinate data per line. Color data and blanking data are NOT provided. Cross directory support is not provided, both the input and output files MUST be in the same directory. if ildaread.exe spots a error in a ILDA file header, it will tell you what the error is.

 

FAQ

  • Sam's Laser FAQ - The ultimate resource for those interested in the technical details of all kids of lasers. Includes schematics, photos and information on building your own laser from scratch! A full copy of Sam's Laser FAQ is available as a .zip file. Clicking the link connect you directly to Sam's site and the latest copy of the FAQ.

 

Laser Frames and Animations

This area is where leading laser animators have supplied samples of their work along with contact information. The samples are provided as .zip archives which you can download from this page.

In response to the tragic events that took place in New York and Washington DC on 11 September 2001, laser artists created these frames and animations:
  • PeaceDove - A .zip file of an eight frame animation in both ILDA and Pangolin .lds formats of a traditional dove of peace flying with an olive branch in it's beak - created by L. Michael Roberts

 

  • CVP, Cambridge Visual Products - ILDA format Dolphin
    We are known for the quality of our laseranimation artwork. From the first concepts, to characterdesigns, storyboards, animations, even finished lasershows. Whether your client is corporate or from the recreational sector. We do it all. Professionally, on time and at very competetive prices. For further info, please visit our website at: http://www.cvp.zetnet.co.uk

  • International Laser Productions - Pangolin .ldb format sample file
    Contact : info@internatlaser.com - Be sure to check the .txt file for info and conditions of use.

  • FirstLight Animations Samples - Pangolin .ldb format by Mike Dunn
    Mike Dunn - FirstLight Laser Productions - P.O. Box 81602 - Lincoln, NE 68501 Tel: (402) 475-3074
    E-mail: mikedunn@firstlight-laser.com Web: http://www.firstlight-laser.com
    Be sure to check the Read_me.txt file for info and conditions of use.

  • Tyre Animation - Pangolin .ldb format by Cambridge Visual Products
    25K PPS - CT6800/PCAOM 8CH Recommended SEQUENCE: Frames 1-16 (rotation) and 17-20 (roll) C.V.P. 1997 All rights reserved. Cambridge Visual Productions
    E-mail: animation@zetnet.co.uk Web: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/animations
    Tel: +44 (0)1223 882111 Fax: +44 (0)1223 881824 Unit 2 Station Yard, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB1 5ET U.K Be sure to check the License.txt file for info and conditions of use.

  • X-29 format Beamshow by O. Steven Roberts
    Steve writes "I have noticed a considerable lack of X29 stuff laying around. I did this quick beam show so it its somewhat weird and not optimised for all scanners" [.zip archive contains frames and control file].

  • ILDA format frame samples from TRICK-DESIGN
    A sampling of animations from TRICK-DESIGN, Germany in .ild format [7 kb .zip file]. Be sure to check the ReadMe.txt file for info and conditions of use.

  • ILDA format frame samples from Laser F/X International
    A sampling of some animations from the Laser F/X clip are collection in .ild format [122 kb .zip file]. The full catalogue can be seen by clicking the Laser F/X Clip-art button in the Virtual Trade Show area of this web site. Be sure to check the ReadMe.txt file for info and conditions of use.

  • LSD1000 format frame samples from Laser F/X International
    A sampling of some animations from the Laser F/X clip are collection in LSD100 format [51 kb .zip file]. The full catalogue can be seen by clicking the Laser F/X Clip-art button in the Virtual Trade Show area of this web site. Be sure to check the ReadMe.txt file for info and conditions of use

 

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