Working closely with leading lighting design and VFX studios, CAST has released version R36 of its wysiwyg lighting design and previsualisation software. This new release delivers many enhancements, including an updated interface that adds lots of detail and new sharing options.
The R36 version has been extensively tested in the latest version of the Sketchup 3D modelling software and Sketchup XML import format. This has enabled lighting designers to draw directly on a previsualisation grid, and have their drawings imported into the wysiwyg visualisation space.
Wysiwyg has released R36, a major new release that includes many new features and enhancements. Wysiwyg now works stand-alone as a Sketchup plugin, under the new image based workflow allowing lighting designers to draw directly on a Preview grid. Wysiwyg works directly with Sketchup 3D modelling software and Sketchup XML export format, delivering a new level of functionality. In addition, wysiwyg can be used to create custom presets for use in other graphics applications.
Key to the new release, wysiwyg has increased compatibility with the latest Sketchup 3D modeling software SDK and associated file formats. Users can import drawings directly from Sketchup into wysiwyg, and textures, layers, surfaces and object groupings are now preserved as they were created.
Eli Cochavi, Eran Klein and Omer Israeli from expert lighting design team, Cochavi & Klein used wysiwyg lighting design and previsualisation software to programme an incredible volume and complexity of lighting, video and control for each experience area working with key stakeholders, artists, collaborators and technology vendors.
Released at the VFX Society conference in London’s Cafe Royal in September 2014, wysiwyg R36 answers the needs of designers, producers and artists, and allows them to build and edit their designs both in front of and behind the camera.
Level-headed production teams are busily designing their first feature films and television series, needing fast and efficient tools to iterate and design, as well as previsualise their work in real time. d2c66b5586