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New Look fof WYSIWYG R36

December 2015

WYSIWYG R36 lighting design and pre-visualisation software from CAST Software now has a completely revised look as well as compatibility improvements.

It will deliver efficient and accurate looks to any design. Depending on requirements, WYSIWYG R36 will be available as a three, six or 12 month lease and also for purchase as of December 2015. The new release is free for all WYSIWYG members in good standing.


Key additions include a new graphical user interface, customisable work layouts, and importing improvements.


Key to the new release, WYSIWYG has increased compatibility with the latest Sketchup 3D modelling 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.


In addition WYSIWYG now supports new file formats: Wavefront OBJ, Filmbox FBX, Collada DAE; and, 3DS Max.


Cast software received feedback from their beta test.


“I love the new beta. I can now mix the patch window into one of the window panes,” Jason Gardash, freelance Lighting Designer and Programmer, commented.


“XYZ Rotation data - the ability to export positional data for every fixture in WYSIWYG is something I have been asking for, and CAST Software has listened. R36 brings new options in Spreadsheet mode, which adds to the already implemented XYZ location data, and allows global fixture rotation to be exported and used in lighting consoles.


"I couldn’t wait to try out this new feature with [MA Lighting] grandMA2 desks, which can use this information to position fixtures accurately in 3D space - providing useful tools such as auto-focusing and internal visualisation.


Alex Mead, Visualisation Specialist and Lighting Programmer, PRG Live, reported: “This was previously only available by manually positioning fixtures or with the desk physically connected to a WYSIWYG machine.” 


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