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on February 1, 2016 3:28 pm EST
Harman’s Martin Introduces M-Series Software with 2D Plan Tool
The M-Series software, now available in version 3.5, was created specifically for design and production purposes to inspire creativity and innovation when programming light shows.
Martin Lighting's M-Series software, version 3.5, features a new 2D Plan tool. Images courtesy of Harman.
Harman's Martin Lighting introduces the new M-Series software, version 3.5. The M-Series software was created specifically for design and production purposes with the idea of inspiring creativity and innovation when programming light shows. The primary feature of the new software is its 2D Plan tool, which simplifies lighting fixture selection by using a topographic representation of the fixtures in relation to the real world.
The M-Series 2D Plan allows multiple fixture layouts to be stored and recalled at any time. Several instances of the 2D Plan can be used simultaneously. In addition to fixtures, fixture groups and various shapes can be positioned on a 2D layout, while the content of each can be subdivided into layers for better management, similar to many CAD tools, Martin Lighting reports.
“Even with all of the new features, the M-Series 2D Plan is extremely lightweight and demands little from the console or PC processor.”
—Paul Pelletier, Product Manager, Controllers, Martin Professional
When placing fixtures and objects, a set of alignment tools are accessible to quickly plan and distribute, such as in-line, circle, grid, mirror, equal spacing, straighten, and rotation tools. Background color and images can be set for each layout.
“Our engineering team worked tirelessly to fine-tune this powerful engine,” says Paul Pelletier, product manager of controllers for Martin Professional. “Even with all of the new features, the M-Series 2D Plan is extremely lightweight and demands little from the console or PC processor.”
The M-Series 2D Plan also includes the ultimate fixture information feedback, displaying lighting fixture selection, intensity, color mixing, color wheel, motion, and even a beam that represents the actual fixture’s pan/tilt movement.
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