Vivien 2013 Is Released for Members Only
Posted on Friday, December 14th, 2012
CAST Group of Toronto, Canada, announces that Vivien 2013 — virtual event designer is available now for download for members only.
Vivien 2013, made by CAST (also makers of WYSIWYG lighting design software) is the most comprehensive sales, catering, planning, and event design tool on the market that easily produces eye-popping event designs, 3D virtual room layouts, and photorealistic renders for the full spectrum of event professionals who sell, plan, or work in the special events and meetings industry. According to the company, Vivien 2013 is fast, intuitive, and easy-to-use.
Vivien 2013 uses several wizards that make all complex repetitive tasks fast and easy. The user can build an entire room — no matter how large — fill it with tables, chairs, and special lighting effects in less than two minutes. The company says the user can deliver a virtually real photo of the client’s event by the end of a sales call. Another wizard, the environmental lighting tool, means the user can design an outside event anyplace on planet at any future date and time of day/night and capture authentic light conditions — including the potential impact of rain, clouds, or fog. Vivien 2013’s guest management tool seats and organizes thousands of guests with just a few clicks, including RSVP status, meal choices, notes, and other information to aid in costing, managing, and producing a very successful event.
Vivien 2013’s library of tens of thousands of proprietary industry-specific objects and textures, augmented by several thousand items from leading event furnishings manufacturers AFR, CORT Furnishings, and Backdrops Beautiful, make its object library a powerful electronic catalog. Vivien 2013 can also import room and event drawings from AutoCAD, SketchUp, and from Google’s free 3D Warehouse at. According to the company, “Vivien’s tools to win customers over by showing and then delivering to them exactly what they wanted – and this is a key factor for building repeat business.”
Vivien 2013’s new features include:
– Virtual view selection: To make beautiful lighting pictures for the client, the user simply grabs lighting fixtures right inside Vivien’s virtual view and next highlights the design using lighting looks.
– Drawing purge: By using Vivien 2013’s purge tool, the user can clear the drawing of old imports, renders, library custom items, and more characteristics (the user is not relying upon) to make the file smaller and easier to move around. Allows files to be truly mobile.
– Layer merge: For dealing with an enormous file from a client or a convention center with lots of drawing layers, Vivien 2013 enables the user to merge some of those layers together to better manage the drawing and make things less confusing.
– CAST has also made improvements to cameras, camera paths, camera targets, the event info Wizard, camera path editor, and more. According to the company, Vivien 2013’s improvements are geared to making event designs work faster.
The all-new Vivien 2013 is available now for free download for members only.
CAST has launched a new Facebook page dedicated to Vivien where users can get (and share) information, tutorials, tips and tricks, as well as a place to showcase designs at www.facebook.com/usevivien.
See CAST at PLASA Focus: Orlando, May 15-16.