Tools for every level of user

Whether you are new to lasers, or have years of experience, QuickShow adapts to your level:
  • You can do basic shows right out of the box. All you have to do is click on cues, or press keyboard keys, to display them in time to the music. QuickShow comes with nearly 2000 pre-loaded graphics, animations, beam effects and abstracts.
  • But there is far more power in QuickShow than simply triggering cues. The next level is the unique QuickTools, which are used to make custom cues such as auto-traced artwork, text, and beam bounces. For example, the QuickShape tool (discussed below) makes it easy to create abstracts and beam effects (cones, fans, planes, etc.).
  • Finally, for the ultimate in customization, use advanced editors for professional-level features such as cue layering and sequencing, automatic beat triggering, timelines for syncing to pre-recorded music, triggering DMX channels, and controlling up to six projectors.

Example: Creating abstract shapes

To see how this works, let's look at creating various shapes such as abstracts. You can instantly call up a pre-defined shape (cue frame), or create your own basic shapes using the QuickShape tool, or get ultimate control using the Advanced Abstract editor.

Click on a bar below, to see how these three levels work for creating abstract shapes. (Other QuickShow tools work in a similar way; for example, QuickText, QuickTrace, and QuickTargets.)

1: For an instant show, just click on pre-defined cue frames

Let’s say you want to display a preset psychedelic abstract design. Click the “Abstracts 1” tab on the main QuickShow screen. You’ll see 60 cues; each one contains an abstract design.

Cues in the Abstract 1 tab

As you move your mouse over the cues, the designs are animated on the computer screen. This lets you preview how they’ll look on the laser projector.

To display the cue you want, simply click the mouse, or press the keyboard key that’s in the upper left corner. Instantly, the selected cue is displayed. It couldn’t be easier!

2: Add custom cues with QuickShape

The next level is to make your own custom cues. For abstracts, use the QuickShape tool, which lets you adjust the most important parameters such as size, points color, and speed.

QuickShape tool

3: For expert users, Advanced Abstract gives complete control

The Advanced Abstract editor lets you add layers of modulators, oscillators, color cycling, and other effects. Apply as many layers as you want, to make mesmerizing spirograph-type images that are difficult or impossible in other laser systems.

AdvancedShape editor

For more details, see this chart.