CAST Software’s New Lighting Design Software -

CAST Software’s New Lighting Design Software

Publish date:

CAST Software introduces wysiwyg R34 lighting design software suite, for lighting designers, graphics and video professionals.

Image placeholder title

Laser Beam Visualization designed by wysiwyg R34
Laser light visualization in wysiwyg is available in both Perform and Design editions. In Live Mode, lasers can be controlled with the Pangolin Control System and Sollinger Animation. In design mode, a generic fixture can be used and generic laser patterns can be added.

New Shaded View Visual Effects enhance the visualisation using ambient occlusion, global illumination and source disc bloom.

With Unicode support, wysiwyg now accepts any character in any language. In future, wysiwyg will be translated into many languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Japanese and more.

In Data Mode, spreadsheet views are reworked to incorporate Unicode accepting any language character.

wysiwyg gives even more flexibility for formatting in reports, spreadsheets, legends and symbols.

R34 Perform edition fully supports Streaming ACN (sACN) protocol. sACN is a standard protocol developed by ETSA to efficiently transport DMX universes over the network. For energyefficient installation, sACN is a popular protocol to control large numbers of RGB LEDs.

Working with texture graphics specialists, Bill Scott of, wysiwyg 34 delivers an expanded set of high-quality textures.

wysiwyg R34 introduces over eighty brand new additions to its extensive library of fixtures and lights. In addition, with R34, there are improvements to CAD Mode, the user interface and navigation as well as layout options.

“In creating wysiwyg R34, we simply set out to create the most useful user experience – one that is indispensible in creating lighting effects, for all types of projects, large or small,” said Gil Densham, President and CEO at CAST Group.

With extensive research and beta testing, a host of features are incorporated into wysiwyg R34. From the testing, below is some early feedback.

“Overall wysiwyg R34 is very exciting, especially in simulating the laser effect. wysiwyg R34 perfectly supports Chinese type, including CAD Text, the Layers, Scenes, Pres. Auto Hide and the new features are very good,” says Fan Guoli.

“The new version of wysiwyg is much more streamlined. The lasers look fantastic - we are currently using them for renders but will be using a Pangolin system when we start the tour,” comments Jamie Mirrad.


Image placeholder title

CAST Software Previsualization for Rudimental Tour

The lighting and stage design for BRIT Award-winning band Rudimental’s recent tour may have been deliberately ‘old school’, but there was nothing old-fashioned about the technology used to create it. Award-winning LD, Jonny Gaskell of Brighton, UK-based Pinnacle Event Productions used R32, the latest version of CAST Software’s wysiwyg previsualization software suite, to give his creativity maximum bandwidth and ensure that what was programmed in theory was deliverable in reality.

Image placeholder title

The Wiz Live! Lighting Design and Fixtures

NBC’s “The Wiz Live!,” drew 11.5 million viewers and critical acclaim for its debut. The visual show, with lighting design by Allen Branton, featured Clay Paky Alpha 800 Profile and Sharpy fixtures in the rig and grandMA2 light consoles for lighting and show control.

Four Winds' New User Software

Four Winds Interactive (FWI) announced a new software release that improves how clients build, deploy and manage their enterprise visual communications networks.