WYSIWYG’s R22/R23 Bringing New Lights to Footprints

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2008

CAST Software has announced it will give LDI visitors (in Las Vegas, October 24-26 2008, in Booth 3731) a sneak preview of its newest version of wysiwyg – Release 23 which delivers momentous innovations in pre-visualization.

The highly acclaimed R22, released in May 08, was the first of a two-phase update approach that set the stage for R23. CAST will begin beta testing R23 later this month and targets its general distribution by the year end.

R22’s ground-up build, including a new realtime highly efficient engine, marked substantial advancements that produce softer beams, with more depth, texture and colour mixing, which actually flare! The new animated life-like 3D smoke greatly enhances the environment and also highlights improvements to gobo projection, showing the breakups in the beams.

Leaping forward yet again, R23’s new features will make design more lifelike than previously thought possible. The notable advancements will include: new visualization features that deliver the real quality of light – in realtime; variable focus which allows users to focus beams, gobos, video, etc., at any distance; beams moving across objects will produce realtime shadows; hot spots will display a truer representation of the light; and to keep pace with the exploding trend in digital lighting, video content is displayed in beams, enabling users to model digital media fixtures and see the output in realtime.

Designers can now get the focus they originally envisioned – right from the start. R23 introduces an innovative fixture point-of-view picture window that at the touch of a button sends an accurate reference point by soft or hard copy of the focused light, including shutter cuts, of your vision to the electrician up the ladder, saving both time and money.

R22 and R23 are free to current wysiwyg Members.