Cant find documentation for Vector Display Settings

Discussion in 'Lasershow Designer QuickShow' started by mikeydotcomdotau, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. mikeydotcomdotau

    mikeydotcomdotau New Member

    Can anybody explain the vector display settings to me? Visible lines density, etc. There doesn't seem to be anything in the manual...
  2. Pangolin

    Pangolin Staff Member

    I think three statements are in order:

    1. QuickShow is architected to allow people who do not understand the complexities of a laser show to simply do laser shows without needing to make such adjustments.

    2. Nevertheless QuickShow includes the ability to make adjustments to complex areas of the sofware for those who are experienced and seasoned professionals.

    3. The default settings we provide with QuickShow are really the best settings for most people and in fact, the very same settings we ourselves use at Pangolin.

    With this being said, if there is something within the software that you do not understand, our strongest recommendation would be leave those settings in their default conditions. This will provide the absolute best performance in most cases and you will also notice that some settings are completely hidden if the software is in a "Beginner" or "Intermediate" mode.

    For a deeper understanding, we invite you to a Pangolin User Meeting or even one of the Photon Lexicon or LaserFreak gatherings (since we attend them all) where we give tutorials and classes on these more in-depth areas. We also invite you to contact us directly by email if you need even more information, or need an answer quickly.

    Best regards,

    William Benner
  3. Randomseed

    Randomseed Member

    Talk about a walled garden answer.
  4. Pangolin

    Pangolin Staff Member

    Actually the situation is this. QuickShow has literally become a consumer product. You can find it on the shelves of Guitar Center and Sam Ash Music in the USA, on Thomann and Music Store in Europe, and countless other similar outlets all around the world. QuickShow is made for beginners who can't even spell laser properly. Nevertheless, we recognize that it has become a favorite of professional users as well, and so we provide certain settings for these professionals.

    There are certain settings which -- when set incorrectly -- may damage your scanners or, at the very least, provide sub-optimal projected images. For that reason, we do not publish the full meaning of these settings (because beginners might misinterpret the settings, mis-adjust the settings, and get poor results) and instead, we invite customers to contact us directly, or attend one of the many meetings we have all around the world, to gain a greater understanding of what the settings mean and do.

    And finally, the settings that you are asking about only affect certain images within QuickShow, and even then, only when not over-ridden by cue-specific settings. It's not so easy to give a quick answer to "what this slider does", because what it does depends on many other factors. If we are face-to-face in one of the many meetings we hold around the world during each year, or "face-to-face" on Skype, or at least conducting a back-and-forth discussion by email, a lot more quality information can be conveyed, and all of the little details can be discussed and covered, as well as how all of this relates to a customers' particular situation.

    For all of these reasons, we invite you to contact us directly when and where you need answers not immediately found in the documentation.

    Best regards,

    William Benner