CAST Releases Vivien 2014
Posted on Friday, November 29th, 2013
CAST Software Ltd. announces the release of Vivien2014 with new, richer graphics, improved features, a myriad of performance enhancements, and library additions. The company says Vivien 2014 is the complete package for the full spectrum of event professionals.
Already known as a comprehensive sales, catering, planning, and designing graphic application software that produces eye-popping 2D or 3D previsualization and photorealistic renders, the company says Vivien 2014 just keeps getting better. If static photorealistic renderings are the focal point in most sales proposals today then imagine zooming in/out, orbiting, spinning, flying-through in a dynamic virtual view so real that a picture really is worth 10,0000 words — a very useful enhancement for live presentations.
Here is a summary of the big innovations in Vivien2014 — many of which are tweaks and additional features requested by current users.
• Time — Delivering more eye-popping proposals that leverage the even richer graphics is a certain way for users to distinguish themselves. Vivien2014 makes it easy to customize layouts, demonstrate options, and tweak looks — even during presentations and negotiations. The new graphics is like rendering in realtime.
• New file importing features — Knowing floor plans are vital to the business and especially freelance professionals, Vivien 2014 has added new onscreen features to automate and enhance management. The new import wizard imports JPEG or PDF format floor plans directly into Vivien and includes onscreen features, such as rotation, selecting insertion points, and it will even properly scale the floor plan so users can start planning the space right away, making it easier and faster to work in Vivien. New features for file importing facilitate management of layers to ease management of AutoCAD2013, and still speedily handle Google SketchUp, PDFs, and JPEGs.
• Regardless how a floor plan gets into Vivien, the new room builder wizard transforms a 2D floor plan into a 3D venue. Import a JPEG of the venue, trace the outline and Vivien delivers walls, floors, and ceilings. At this point, the user can work with the space or take it all the way — apply wall surfaces the same way as floor surfaces — take a digital pic, import, and apply.
• Vivien 2014 adds chevron seating style, new ways to deal with aisles, preserving guest data after seating area modifications, a new property tab for seating area object to its list of fast, frequently-used options in its seating wizard.
• For those occasions requiring special lighting effects, the truss wizard makes it easy to add vertical or semi-circular truss structures, and attach light fixtures that to which color, focus or even gobos can be applied to jazz up the event.
• If static photorealistic renderings are the focal point in most sales proposals today then imagine clicking — zooming in/out, orbiting, spinning, flying-through — in a dynamic Virtual VieW so real that it isn’t necessary to explain anything — a very useful enhancement for live presentations.