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New wysiwyg features you should know about by Nic Lau
New wysiwyg features you should know about
By Nic Lau | Webinar on August 11th, 2020
This summer, wysiwyg’s new release R45 delivers a range of new features and improvements, including the ability to Relocate and Clone Fixtures, Rigging Points Spreadsheets and a new Sketch View Style. In this webinar, CAST Product & Training Specialist Nic Lau will be introducing and guiding you through all these new features and improvements.
Design Technology Trends and their application in Live Performance by John Rayment
Design Technology Trends and their application in Live Performance
By John Rayment | Webinar on July 29th, 2020
Join Lighting Designer John Rayment as he talks about the experiences, the lessons and the actual application of technologies in live performances. Rayment first used wysiwyg to previsualise the Sydney 2000 Olympic Ceremonies. At the time, the technology was in it’s infancy. CAST sent one of their team to Australia to specifically write code as we went along! Rayment has journeyed with technology from theatre to opera and sports stadia and arenas. Along the way, BlackTrax entered the mix…
How to empower the worship experience using previsualization by Andy Bacon
How to empower the worship experience using previsualization
By Andy Bacon | Webinar on June 24th, 2020
With the ever-growing requirement to produce excellent online content and dynamic services, never has the need to create, visualize and execute on-demand been so critical. From the initial sketch to the final rig plot, the turnaround has to be quick and realistic to build with volunteers, whilst working to a tight deadline and budget. Join this webinar led by experienced Lighting Designer Andy Bacon to find out how he has used previsualization software wysiwyg to improve the experience at Hillsong Church London.
How to optimize your wysiwyg file to improve performance by Denis Hessberger
How to optimize your wysiwyg file to improve performance
By Denis Hessberger | Webinar on April 15th, 2020
This webinar explores and goes into detail on many strategies to optimize your wysiwyg file to improve performance. Long time user Denis Hessberger shares with us his process on how to go about simplifying a drawing and increasing your FPS. Denis will discuss strategies which have been successful on his projects, covering best methods when importing DWG/DXF files or models from SketchUp. Denis will also be including some real-life examples from his portfolio of projects, including his experiences on applying all these techniques to the Eurovision 2019 wysiwyg file.
Using wysiwyg for design presentation: How to create realistic venues by Christopher Jones
Using wysiwyg for design presentation: How to create realistic venues
By Christopher Jones | Webinar on January 23rd, 2020
Seasoned Lighting and Experience Designer, Christopher Jones has extensive experience of using wysiwyg for renderings with lighting for enhancement. In this webinar, Jones will introduce his tried and tested approach to drafting venues within wysiwyg. You will learn how to conduct a site survey, draw, add features, work more effectively with third-party applications and create a photo-realistic rendering.
Live Question & Answer by Dany Tancou
Live Question & Answer
By Dany Tancou | Webinar on November 13th, 2019
Learn more about wysiwyg by attending this Q&A webinar hosted by Technical Support Manager and Assistant Product Manager, Dany Tancou.
A well-respected member of the CAST team, Dany enjoys sharing his vast knowledge with users who wish to learn more about wysiwyg. His background in the lighting industry, a passion for 3D modelling and animation make him a reliable source for information, support and inspiration.
Improve your performance with 64-bit wysiwyg! by Dino Mazza
Improve your performance with 64-bit wysiwyg!
By Dino Mazza | Webinar on October 23rd, 2019
The wait is over, and the spotlight is on wysiwyg’s new release, R43. wysiwyg R43 brings new features and improvements, including 64-bit capabilities to help increase your efficiency and workflow. Immerse yourself in your shows! Who better to introduce you and guide you through the various new features but Dino Mazza, our wysiwyg Product Manager here at CAST?
Dino Mazza has over 10 years experience at CAST Group of Companies Inc. as a wysiwyg and Vivien Product and Project Manager. Dino’s skills include specialization in Software Feature Planning and Design, Product Documentation and Quality Assurance, Professional Lighting CAD Software, CAD Design, Lighting Pre-visualization, Tradeshow Management, Technical Support, Training and Mentorship.
How are we going to do that...? by Mark Payne
How are we going to do that…?
By Mark Payne | Webinar on September 25th, 2019
When a member of the creative team comes up with something out of the norm, how do you go about producing a visualization to show everybody how good the idea is? Getting everybody on the project familiar with the details of the design- For example, having an exact trim for screens and lighting allows confidence on pulling cables and locating rack positions. Using examples from his work with the likes of Cyndi Lauper and Rod Stewart, join Lighting Designer Mark Payne as he shares tips for using wysiwyg effectively.
How to win corporate and installation projects with wysiwyg by Jonny Billitt
How to win corporate and installation projects with wysiwyg
By Jonny Billitt | Webinar on May 15th, 2019
Join Jonny Billitt of MTS Live, as he discusses best practices for collaborating on corporate events and projects from design concept to previsualization and schematics. Billitt will highlight efficient workflows using real-world examples exploring strategies for acquiring and incorporating information during design development. Attendees will follow Billitt throughout his process, examining the tools and techniques he uses to previsualize events and present designs to both clients and technicians.
Using wysiwyg for Projection Mapping - The Easy Way by Ferenc Varga
Using wysiwyg For Projection Mapping – The Easy Way
By Ferenc Varga | Webinar on March 13th, 2019
Exploring topics such as projectors, media servers, and NDI, this creative webinar will provide the viewer with tips and tricks for projects involving projection mapping.
With many years under his belt working in the lighting industry as a Lighting Operator and Designer, Ferenc Varga has a wealth of knowledge in both lighting and media. Now, focusing on complicated, high-level projection mapping and visual-based shows, Varga shares his experience of how easy it is to use wysiwyg for these types of projects.
How to Transform an Artist's Ideas and Desires into a Finished Product Using wysiwyg by Jeremy Roth
How to Transform an Artist’s Ideas and Desires into a Finished Product Using wysiwyg
By Jeremy Roth | Webinar on February 20th, 2019
In this webinar, Lighting Designer Jeremy Roth shares his seasoned approach to using wysiwyg for everything from concert tours and festivals, to art installations and corporate events. Using real-life examples, Roth provides viewers with tips and tricks on how to effectively work with wysiwyg when drafting designs, and how the software is an invaluable and effective aid to the production process.
A wysiwyg user since R1, Jeremy Roth is a Lighting and Production Designer best known for his blended style. By combining traditional theatrical elements with today’s technologies, his designs are warm, natural, and mindfully inclusive of onstage performers without distracting from their performances. His designs are currently touring with artists including Wilco, Sheryl Crow, Ray LaMontagne, Neko Case, Nathanial Rateliff & the Night Sweats, and more. His work in interactive art installation has been on recent display at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASSMoCA), as well as Coachella.
What's New In wysiwyg R42? by Dino Mazza
What’s New In wysiwyg R42?
By Dino Mazza | Webinar on January 30th, 2019
The spotlight is on wysiwyg’s new release, R42. Bringing new features and improvements including virtual reality, wysiwyg R42 is set to increase the efficiency of your workflow. Immerse yourself in your shows! Who better to introduce and guide you through the various new features than Dino Mazza, our wysiwyg Product Manager here at CAST?
As Product and Project Manager of wysiwyg and Vivien, Dino Mazza has over 10 years of experience at CAST Group of Companies. Dino’s extensive skills include specialization in Software Feature Planning and Design, Product Documentation and Quality Assurance, Professional Lighting CAD Software, CAD Design, Lighting Pre-visualization, Tradeshow Management, Technical Support, Training and Mentorship.
The Invisible Effect of Visualization on Lighting Designers and the Production Team By James Simpson
The Invisible Effect of Visualization on Lighting Designers and the Production Team
By James Simpson | Webinar on January 16th, 2019
Using case studies of productions at the Royal Opera House (UK), Simpson will explain how visualization was the unsung hero in the design process and made a critical difference in creating world-class Opera and Ballet.
James Simpson is the lighting visualizer at the Royal Opera House and over the last ten years has observed the working patterns of over a hundred lighting designers and the subliminal effect that visualization has had on their design process. In this webinar, James will describe some of the less discussed benefits that occur when design teams go through the process of lighting a show in visualization, the power of relationship building, the importance of a common language and the benefits that aren’t necessarily to do with having cues and focuses stored in a lighting desk.
Why Draw Everything Twice? By Tim Routledge
Why Draw Everything Twice?
By Tim Routledge | Webinar on December 5th, 2018
From initial sketch to the delivery of a world tour using one software has to be ultimate workflow. Some people are skeptical on how differing software offers better facets of each stage of the process. Routledge argues when time spent making the software work for you why would you spend hours designing your show twice. Routledge is an award-winning lighting and creative designer creating television lighting designs, music concerts, outdoor events, award shows, and variety shows from Beyonce to ELO and XFactor. Tim is also well known for his design of a number of popular lighting fixtures – the Patt 2013, Pickle Patt, One Patt, and Pixel Patt.
Turning CAD into CASH by Durham Marenghi
Turning CAD into CASH
By Durham Marenghi | Webinar on November 14th, 2018
In this webinar, internationally renowned Lighting Designer Durham Marenghi explores the opportunities presented by using the virtual world to sell concepts into the real world from Dubai to New York, Marenghi explains his process for lighting observation wheels in wysiwyg to sell designs to those with little visual imagination, i.e. accountants!
Marenghi has designed the lighting for a wide variety of Theatre, Opera, Dance, Trade, Concert, Heritage and Television Productions, throughout the world and was the first British lighting designer to have lit the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of an Olympic Games.