Pre-Visualizing the Future

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2011

Written by: Vickie Claiborne

Lighting designers today have many virtual options for pre-programming a show well before rehearsals begin.  These tools can be used to create entire shows, without having to hang the real rig in a warehouse. Pre-visualization software has advanced tremendously in the last few years as computer hardware has improved.  Today’s pre-viz software programs take advantage of computer gaming technology as well. 3D rendering and ultra-fast video cards make virtual stages appear incredibly lifelike, and the environment can be viewed from all angles.

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