Wysiwyg release 41: scaling, selection and rigging points improvements
Cast Software has announced release 41 of wysiwyg lighting design and previsualisation software that includes the Scaling Objects feature.
Scaling Objects allows users to scale up, down or stretch any 3D object within wysiwyg. The Scale tool can be applied to a primitive shape, an object from wysiwyg’s library (except truss and fixtures) or objects imported from other applications.
Another new feature is Selection Sets, designed to save time by reducing the need for repetitive selection tasks. Selection Sets will save the selection information such as which objects are selected and in what order, a one-click selection shortcut can be re-used.
Support for NDITM protocol is included, meaning wysiwyg now accepts NDITM video streaming across a network. It offers a simple method to import multiple video feeds into a wysiwyg design.
Enhancements to Rigging Points have been continued from the last release, with R41 adding numerous enhancements to Rigging Point objects, and delivers new options and parameters for display on Rigging plots.
The new Smoke Turbulence, enables more dynamic, natural flow and atmospheric smoke effects. The new Ground Smoke introduces ground fog/dry ice simulation.
A Light Scatter feature makes the Shaded View more realistic by simulating the dispersal of photons through the imperfect atmospheric medium. Its most noticeable effect is that of beams which point towards the camera appearing brighter than when they point away from it (using the same intensity).