The top products of the past year are here once again. Chosen by our panels of prestigious judges in three categories—lighting, projection, and sound—several months were spent debating the Live Design 2014-2015 Products Of The Year. Congratulations to the teams that developed these products and all those who support them. The Lighting Product of the Year: Luminaire is Light Converse 3D Show Platform v56.
Light Converse 3D Show Platform isn’t new to the market, but version 56 added enough new features to turn the heads of the judges. This release includes new functions for fixtures, including precise 3D volume focus calculations for beams and beam footprints, accurate frost calculation covering the complete range of depth for LED modules, gobo edge abilities, objective mapping for shapes, and added pixel shift functions for High End Systems’ ShapeShifter. Also new are enhancements to its integration with 3D multimedia glasses and head tracker support, so users can be completely immersed in a 360° virtual world of a show or event. And if that’s not enough, the render engine now includes more detailed beams, higher quality high dynamic range light representation, double sidelight calculations, and better screen shot rendering. One judge applauds the version for “coming a really long way as far as pre-viz goes.”