Vivien2014 is released – Realtime visualization lets you SHINE!!
CAST November 26, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Joan Lyman

joan@cast-soft.com

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TORONTO, CANADA – 20 Nov 2013 – CAST Software Ltd. announces the release of Vivien2014 with new, this-is-so-real richer graphics, some serious new and improved features, myriad performance enhancements, and some really cool Library additions.  Vivien 2014 is the complete package for the full spectrum of event professionals.  Vivien users are more productive, more professional, more profitable.

Already known as the most comprehensive sales, catering, planning and designing graphic application software that produces eye-popping 2D or 3D previsualization and photorealistic renders, Vivien 2014 just keeps getting better!  If static photorealistic renderings are the focal point in most sales proposals today then imagine zooming in/out, orbiting, spinning, flying-through in a dynamic Virtual View so rich, so real that it isn’t necessary to explain anything – a picture really is worth 10,0000 words — a very useful enhancement for live presentations.

Here is a summary of the big innovations in Vivien2014 – many of which are tweaks and additional features requested by current Users.

Time — Delivering more eye-popping proposals that leverage the even richer graphics is a certain way for Users to distinguish themselves.  Vivien2014 makes it easy to customize layouts, demonstrate options, and tweak looks – even during presentations and negotiations.  The new graphics is like rendering in realtime!

New File Importing Features – Knowing floor plans are vital to the business and especially freelance professionals, Vivien 2014 has added new onscreen features to automate and enhance management.  The new Import Wizard imports JPEG or PDF format floor plans directly into Vivien and includes onscreen features, such as rotation, selecting insertion points, and it will even properly scale the floor plan so you can start planning the space right away, making it easier and faster to work in Vivien. New features for file importing facilitate management of layers to ease management of AutoCAD2013, and still speedily handle Google SketchUp, PDFs, and JPEGs.

Regardless how a floor plan gets into Vivien, the new Room Builder Wizard transforms a 2D floorplan into a 3D venue.  Import a JPEG of the venue, trace the outline and Vivien delivers walls, floors and ceilings.  At this point, the User can work with the space or take it all the way — apply wall surfaces the same way as floor surfaces – take a digital pic, import & apply.

Vivien 2014 adds Chevron Seating Style, new ways to deal with Aisles, preserving Guest Data after Seating Area modifications, a new Property tab for Seating Area Object to its list of fast, frequently-used options in its Seating Wizard.

For those occasions requiring special WOW from lighting effects, the Truss Wizard makes it easy to add vertical or semi-circular truss structures, and attach light fixtures that to which colour, focus or even gobos can be applied to jazz up the event!

If static photorealistic renderings are the focal point in most sales proposals today then imagine clicking — zooming in/out, orbiting, spinning, flying-through — in a dynamic Virtual View so rich, so real that it isn’t necessary to explain anything – a picture really is worth 10,0000 words — a very useful enhancement for live presentations.

About CAST Software

Since 1994, Toronto Canada-based CAST Software’s development strategy has been to build robust, reliable comprehensive software tools for entertainment industry professionals to become more creative and efficient.  wysiwyg is the powerful, adaptable previsualization software that has become indubitably the industry standard.  In 2005, CAST launched Vivien – Virtual Event Designer, the “new and better way” for event planners, designers, caterers, venues, and others in the meetings and special events industry to design and plan.  In 2013, CAST launched BlackTrax, a revolutionary motion tracking system for people and objects and delivering streaming dynamic positional data in 3 and 6 degrees of freedom to 3rd party downstream technologies:  automated lighting, 3D & spatial audio, multimedia, robotic cameras.

 

For more information on Vivien and other CAST Software products, visit www.cast-soft.com.

For additional details of this release, send an email to Joan Lyman at joan@cast-soft.com.

CAST Software, 35 Ripley Avenue, Suite 1, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6S 3P2.  Tel: +1.416.597.2278.