Getting Started with WYSIWYG Design Software

 

This handout is used in Lighting Design 1 and 2.

 

By following the outlined steps, students are able to build a virtual theatre and hang lighting instruments within minutes. These steps are derived from my experiences with the program.

 
Request WYSIWYG Learn Level ►Design

 

Create new plot ►Empty

 

Draw ►Venue ►Black Box

Width: 47-0

Depth: 52-8

Height: 30-0

Imperial Select

►OK

 

Options ►View Options ►Draw options ►Deselect Use User Defaults ►Snap to Endpoints ►Dimension Black Box

 

Options ►View Options ►Draw options ►Deselect Use User Defaults ►Snap to Midpoints ►Dimension Black Box

 

Draw ►Line ► Center ►Finish Line (US/DS and SL/SR)

 

Library ►Browse ►Library People ►Standing ►15 ► Right Click to Insert

 

Draw ► Focus Position ► Drop at foot of actor ► label A

 

Click to Shaded View

Click to Cad View

 

Options ►View Options ►Draw options ►Deselect Use User Defaults ►Snap to Grid ►Interval: 16

 

Use Dimension Tool to measure out four, 9 increments

 

Draw ►Pipe ► ►New ►1E ► OK ► Length: 390 ► Trim Height: 250

Repeat for 2E-5E

 

ADD INSTRUMENTS

 

Library Browser ► Fixtures ► Manufacturer ► ETC ► ERS ► Source 4 ►Right Click to Insert ►

Right Click on Instrument ►Properties ► Fixture ► Purpose ►Focus Position A ► is the degrees correct

 

Click to Shaded View

Click to Cad View

 

Use Library Browser to drop color and template

 

Design Mode Adjust intensity and render

 

Drop additional instruments, replicating your lighting key.

 

Other fucntions that can help:

Quick Tools in CAD mode

In design mode, right click on looks column to save look. Save a look for each Act for presentation.

 

Extra Credit renderings or looks saved in a PowerPoint presentation.

The renderings must be appropriate to MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN and of a good quality.