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light design programs

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by soundop, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. soundop

    soundop Active Member

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    are there programs where i can put in the theater blue print and light bars thatl help design lights?
     
  2. soundlight

    soundlight Well-Known Member

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    There are many past threads on lighting design programs, run a search for them. I'd do it right now, but I've gotta run to see the rest of the world cup match. Anyway, there are more than a few threads out about this, just search a few different terms.
     
  3. zac850

    zac850 Well-Known Member

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    There are many programs out there that allow you to do this (since every professional theater Lighting Designer draws up a lighting plot with just that information on it). I use Vectorworks, which is a very good application and is used by much of the professional world. The rest of the professional world seems to use AutoCAD, which I have never tried but I have heard good things about.

    If you want something that is free, I would refer you to this thread: http://www.controlbooth.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3622. If you do a search of the forum you will find several topics about lighting plot software.
     
  4. mbandgeek

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    you can plot lights in almost any cad program or even in paint. I have plotted lights in autocad. It may not have the templates but take some time and make your own.
     

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