February 05, 2016

Windows 10 Hero Desktop Laser Image

Every W10 user will get the hero desktop image created by Adam LaBay using KVANT lasers. Two KVANT ClubMax 6000 projectors were used by Adam LaBay from Future Weapons for their fast scanners and colour balance. Pangolin Beyond was used for its laser projection mapping and precise control capabilities.


Every W10 user will get the hero desktop image created by Adam LaBay using KVANT lasers.


Two KVANT ClubMax 6000 projectors were used by Adam LaBay from Future Weapons for their fast scanners and colour balance. Pangolin Beyond was used for its laser projection mapping and precise control capabilities.


Blasting lasers, billowing fog, and falling crystal dust – these are not images one normally associates with Microsoft Windows. When Microsoft decided they needed a radical new desktop image for the Windows 10 operating system they enlisted design director GMUNK and laser specialist Adam LaBay to create an exciting new logo made entirely out of laser light.

Microsoft released a YouTube video detailing the methodology used in the creation of the hero image. Laser projections were mapped to a 2D surface of the Windows logo while atmospheric beams created a 3D volumetric effect which gave the logo depth and movement. This took the traditional flat logo and transformed it into a luminous portal filled with lasers.

Microsoft has made it their goal to convert one billion users to Windows 10 over the next two to three years. This will make the Windows 10 Hero desktop image the most recognisable laser image ever created.


Behind the Scenes Video:

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