Ten-plus new features for latest version of CAST wysiwyg software

LED Video Wall Glow allows users to enable/disable screens and LED walls glow that will interact realistically with users’ lighting setup.

David Davies

The latest edition of CAST Software’s wysiwyg, R33, features more than ten new features intended to give lighting designers, multimedia and production professionals ‘the ability to create and previsualise amazing new lighting design like never before’.

New features of the latest releases include:

CITP (v1.1) content protocol: an advanced feature designed for lighting designers working with video and multiple media sources, the CITP content protocol uses JPEG compression enabling designers to display higher resolution videos in wysiwyg at up to 400 x 400 pixels. Accommodating various display aspect ratios including 1:1, 4:3 and 16:9 wysiwyg accurately reproduces screens in their previsualised environments.

LED Video Wall Glow: this allows users to enable/disable screens and LED walls glow that will interact realistically with your lighting setup, performers and objects on stage. 

Shaded View Optimizations and Profiles: R33 optimises graphics to increase performance and visualisation. A combination of Shaded View settings can be saved for different scenes/sequences and toggled on/off for your convenience.

Cloning Subsource Templates: a major time saver meaning that Screens and LED Wall arrangements can be cloned and applied to new projects at the click of a button.

Over 200 Universes: wysiwyg R33 has now doubled the universes, which gives access to 200 universes or 102400 DMX channels.

On the Fly – New Mini Console 512: the Mini Console has been seriously upgraded to give you more control (now up to 512 channels) so it is possible to test and previsualise fixtures and lighting equipment on the fly.

New Library Additions: new library additions include 70 highly requested fixtures including the G-Spot by SGM Lighting and the new K10/20 B-EYE from Clay Paky.
Additional new features include Wireframe View Optimizations for smoother viewing, added AutoCAD support for importing, and Device Manager Patching Improvements.

“This is the biggest release since wysiwyg was introduced twenty years ago,” said Gil Densham, president of CAST Software Ltd. “R33 delivers new features including LED video wall glow, shaded view optimizations and profiles, templates, and double the number of universes. R33 certainly raises the bar for industry professionals so they become more productive, more professional, more profitable. It’s all about our Members.”

Members can download wysiwyg R33 today at: https://cast-soft.com/cast/member/index.php. R33’s demo version is also available for those industry professionals who are not Members.

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