A new version of Martin Professional ShowDesigner™ (MSD 5) lighting and set design software package features a new 3D graphic engine that delivers near rendering quality in realtime.

Additional updates include:

  • fixture beams that show true light distribution
  • animated smoke with adjustable density and evenness
  • camera animation using timeline control
  • new user interface with a sidebar for access to all features
  • drag-drop of objects and fixtures
  • ISO camera view

The MSD 5 software is available in five versions:

  • Gold includes the full package with paperwork and photo-realistic rendering. Live is mainly for offline programming or video presentation needs.
  • Live-4 is limited to four universes.
  • Silver is for users who need to build scenes and print plots.
  • Live-LJ is similar to Live-4 but only compatible with Martin LightJockey™.

MSD 5 is available via Martin’s worldwide partner network or through a new MSD web shop for purchase or upgrade.