Cast Releases wysiwyg R33

by Jacob Coakley

Cast has released version R33 of their wysiwyg previsualization software.Cast Software has released version R33 for their popular previsualization software package, wysiwyg. R33 is billed as “biggest release since wysiwyg was introduced twenty years ago” by the company and comes with more than 10 new features, including: LED video wall glow, shaded view optimizations and profiles, templates, and double the number of universes. Full description of features after the jump.

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 previsualized environments.

LED Video Wall Glow

We continue to add more realism to wysiwyg's visualization.  LED Video Wall Glow allows you 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

Taking rich graphics to a whole new level, R33 optimizes graphics to increase performance and visualization. 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, 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 you can test and previz 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.

Members can download wysiwyg R33 today at: R33’s Demo version will be available by the first week of July for those industry professionals who are not Members.

About CAST Software

Established in 1994, Toronto Canadian-based software and hardware developer, CAST Software celebrates its 20th year in business in 2014. CAST Software serves its core markets in entertainment production, special events and meetings. Its award winning flagship software products are wysiwyg design and previsualization suite, and Vivien -- Virtual Event Designer. All products are designed and created in-house and supported by an established global distribution and reseller network.

CAST Software Ltd. is a member of the CAST Group of Companies Inc.