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Martin ShowDesigner 6 is the best real-time 3D visualizer on the market. Its newly designed 3D engine provides photorealistic rendering in real-time using the latest DirectX technology. 
On MSD 6’s user-friendly timeline control you can create complex presentations including lighting, video, animated scenery, camera motion and animated smoke effects.
The user interface has been completely redesigned with a modern look, offering you a rapid workflow to quickly drag and drop fixtures, objects and textures as well as instant access to any object’s properties. 
MSD 6™ is Vectorworks-friendly and through a Windows-based plug-in, Vectorworks files can be exported and imported into MSD 6. 
The intelligent system learns from previous conversions to choose the right MSD fixture type to replace Vectorworks fixtures. 
MSD 6 also comes with its own 3D modeling app to quickly build objects and materials or import DXF, DWG and native SketchUp formats along with all textures and UV maps. 

MSD 6 is available in two versions: MSD 6 Pro™ and MSD 6 Lite™. 
Whilst the Pro version has every possible feature to pre-visualize lighting and video in 3D, integrate moving scenery, create video animation and paper presentation, the MSD 6 Lite version offers essential features to do 3D pre-visualization. 
Working closely with an array of lighting professionals from both the entertainment and architectural worlds, Martin has condensed the key elements in the MSD software into MSD 6 Lite, while the more advanced features such as static rendering, video rendering, dynamic objects and paperwork module are found in the Pro version. 
MSD 6 Lite will appeal to users who simply need to program or visualize shows dynamically. 

By separating MSD 6 into two different packages, Martin gives you a choice that will let you select exactly what you need.
If your needs change, you can upgrade your version via the online store at www.martinshowdesigner.com 

  • Real-time 3D visualization of the scene from multiple viewports simultaneously
  • 3D Virtual Reality video rendering
  • Import of 2D and 3D AutoCAD DXF, DWG, SketchUp and Vectorworks for PC to MSD exported files

Specifications

Control and ProgrammingControl of all fixture parametersProgramming and storage of cuesFixture libraries (complete range of Martin™ and other fixture definitions included)User-customizable object librariesDrag-and-drop objects, fixtures and textures directly in the sceneFixtures automatically patched to free DMX addressPaperwork utility prints plot and equipment listSolid rendering of scenesPan/tilt of beams, indexed/rotating gobos, iris effects, color wheels, CMY mixing, shutter/dimmer/strobe, zoom, color scrolling, framingFeatures below available in Pro version onlyLive video input for screen, static and moving video projector simulationCuelist for direct playbackDMX viewer monitors inbound and outbound dataPhoto-realistic renderingLight meter tool calculates light level on surfaceDynamic objects controlled by DMX include motor, track, elevator and multi-hoist platform
Minimum System RequirementsWindows 7, 8.1 or 10 (32-bit)Intel Core i54 GB RAM500 MB available hard disk spaceGraphics card 1024x768, HW support for DirectX 9 incl.HW support for Transform & Lighting (T&L), vertex & pixel shaders v.2USB port for Martin One-Key™ software protection dongleUSB port if using Martin™ M-DMX USB InterfaceNetwork connection required for communication with other controller or Ethernet box via LAN (Art-Net, sACN, Compulite, Avolites, MA1, HOG)Full administrator rights on PC
RecommendedWindows 10 (64-bit)Quad core processor8+ GB RAM2 GB available hard disk spaceGraphics card min. 1024x768, hardware accelerated, 2048 MB VRAM, DirectX 11 support (ATI and NVIDIA recommended)
ConnectionsConnects to any controller that has DMX output (Martin M-DMX™ DMX Interface required), Art-Net or sACNConnects to other controller or Ethernet box via LAN (Martin M-Series™ via Art-Net, sACN, Compulite, Avolites, MA1, HOG)Connects to various applications using internal driver (Martin M-PC™, Martin LightJockey™)Fast Net Render (MSD Pro™ only) allows networked rendering across multiple Windows-based PCs
Ordering InformationCan be ordered from Martin™Martin ShowDesigner 6 Pro™, 5-year license only: P/N 39808040Martin ShowDesigner 6 Pro Lite™, 5-year license only:P/N 39808041Also available from www.martinshowdesigner.comMartin ShowDesigner 6 Pro™ for StudentsOne-year license plan

Features

  • Real-time 3D visualization of the scene from multiple viewports simultaneously
  • Fixture beams show true-life light distribution
  • Import of 2D and 3D AutoCAD DXF, DWG, SketchUp and Vectorworks for PC to MSD exported files
  • Fixture library covers most manufacturers and fixtures

Documentation

  Version Language Size Uploaded
file type icon Martin One-key Online Backup
updated: Dec 13, 2017
    Dec 13, 2017
file type icon Martin One-Key License request and installation procedure
en version F, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1.36 MB Oct 23, 2020
file type icon Martin ShowDesigner Spec Sheet-English
en updated: Oct 22, 2020
  en  143 KB Oct 22, 2020

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Specifications
file type icon Martin ShowDesigner Spec Sheet-English
en updated: Oct 22, 2020
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Tech Notes
file type icon Martin One-key Online Backup
updated: Dec 13, 2017
    Dec 13, 2017
Hints And Tips
Martin One-Key online backup
en version A, updated: May 22, 2018
A   en    May 22, 2018
Service Notes
file type icon Martin One-Key License request and installation procedure
en version F, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1.36 MB Oct 23, 2020

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