WYSILAB, a product especially for educational establishments
Canadian company CAST Lighting, developers of WYSIWYG, the award winning
lighting design and visualisation software package have expanded their
product line by creating WYSILAB, a product especially for educational
The three component software parts of WYSIPAPER, the paperwork manager,
WYSICAD, the 2D and 3D design tool, and WYSIWYG, the DMX / Ethernet visualisation
interface have been packaged especially for educational users with a price
tag that is the same as a conventional WYSIWYG 2000 system.
Running on an existing computer network, the WYSILAB system allows
up to 23 WYSICAD, and 2 WYSIWYG programs to be run simultaneously from
the connected workstations. A DMX lighting controller can be added to the
network, via DMX to ethernet adapters, if necessary, allowing the real
time programming of any designs drawn in WYSICAD.
Students using the system are able to quickly learn computer aided
lighting design and gain full advantage of the many features that WYSIWYG
has to offer, such as photo realistic rendering, drag & drop patching
and customisable data windows.
Without ever needing fixtures and the space of a real theatre available,
students are able to learn about many fundamental aspects of lighting design
for a very wide range of lighting fixtures, including the latest intelligent
units. Ambitious projects and designs can be attempted, as there is no
reasonable limit to the number of bars and fixtures that can be assembled
in a WYSICAD drawing.
WYSILAB is designed to allow both students and lecturers the possibility
to explore lighting design in a highly flexible environment without high
cost or regular constraints of venue and fixture availability. The WYSILAB
system is only available to recognised educational and training establishments.
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