Award-winning software added to the LDInstitute schedule on November 18 and 19

Cast Lighting’s award-winning wysiwyg and Vivien software training has been added to the LDInstitute at LDI2009. Attendees must bring their own laptops and have WYG R24 or Vivien 2010 downloaded in advance in order to take these classes. If attendees need to purchase the software before LDI, they should contact: sales@cast-soft.com and get a 10% discount on the software they need. “Attendees will download the demo versions, which run in demo mode until CAST provides dongles at LDI,” explains Gil Densham, CEO of Cast Group.

The course descriptions are as follows:

wysiwyg, One-Day Intensive Training

Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 am-6:00 pm
$295 ($395 after 10/16/09) Lunch included
Class Limit 30, MUST BRING OWN LAPTOP, Cast will arrange access for the software before the workshop.

This very popular course gives, a high level overview of all that wysiwyg has to offer and is highly beneficial for both beginners and advanced lighting professionals. Starting in the morning beginning with an introduction to wysiwyg and covering all the basics, offering essential hands-on training, that includes an easy-to-use 3-D CAD package, integrated paperwork tools with error checking, and real-time lighting simulation with photo-realistic rendering capabilities.
Experienced Users will also benefit by discovering more efficient and effective ways to use the newest features, touching on streaming video and motion control simulation.

Taught by: Experts from CAST Software

Target audience: All Professionals who want to use wysiwyg to simplify the production design process, including beginners who have never used the software, as well as advanced users who are familiar with wysiwyg and want to improve their skills.

Seminar highlights:
1. Drafting in 2 and 3D
2. Working through and assigning attributes to lighting fixtures
3. Outputting plots and paperwork
4. Creating and rendering photo-realistic lighting looks
5. Produce real time movies of your work
6. Learn how to pre-cue lighting and talk back features
7. Learn how to pre-cue and visualize motion driven scenic changes
8. Learn how to pre-cue and visualize all forms of video driven display content projected or applied

wysiwyg, R24, Half-Day Intensive Training

Thursday, November 19, 9:00am-1:00 pm

$145 ($245 after 10/16/2009)
Class Limit 30, MUST BRING OWN LAPTOP, Cast will arrange for access to the software before the workshop

This course is highly beneficial for all lighting professionals who want to find out and learn how to use all the new exciting features that R24 has to offer. Users will benefit by discovering more efficient and effective ways to use the newest features, such as now connecting to media servers using streaming video content and how motion control
pre-visualization simulation can work real-time live while cueing-your lighting looks.

Taught by: Experts from CAST Software

Target audience: All Professionals who want to use wysiwyg to simplify the production design process who want to improve their skills to help them sell their ideas.

Seminar highlights:
1. Step through how to use every new feature in R24
2. Start with new library search engine right through to learning how to pre-cue lighting and talk back features
3. Learn how to visualize more efficiently all LED type fixtures
4. Learn how to use the new file tune up tools so that you can be in control and see the results working faster
5. Learn how to pre-cue and visualize motion driven scenic changes
6. Learn how to pre-cue and visualize all forms of video driven display content projected or applied
7. Learn how to work with the new real-time driven climatic lighting conditions simulations added into your client sales process, wowing them.

Vivien 2010: Special Half-Day Session
Beginner and current-users workshop
Thursday, November 19, 2:00-6:00pm

$145 ($245 after 10/16/2009)
Class Limit 30, MUST BRING OWN LAPTOP, Cast will arrange for access to the software before the workshop

Vivien 2010 is the most powerful, comprehensive software design tool available for meeting and event professionals, plus all lighting professionals. Produce a picture today of tomorrow. Win more contracts by creating realistic real-time 3D images that will give your clients a glimpse into the future - a full-color, accurate view of their event before it happens. Users experience hands-on training which includes creating 2-D room layouts, amazing virtual views, and spectacular 3-D photo-realistic renderings for use in your eye-popping presentations. Using Vivien's Wizards and tools, the user will quickly and easily design seating and table arrangements, pipe and drape and video projection. Users will realize that Vivien enables them to become more productive, professional and profitable.

Taught by: Experts from CAST Software

Target audience: Event and Meeting Professionals who want to use Vivien
not only to help setup their events but sell them first, then lighting designers who want to use Vivien as a conceptual lighting design tool.
All users that would like to plan, design and produce stunning visual proposals with no real boundaries to hold you back.

Seminar highlights:
1. Introduction to Vivien's drawing environment
2. Learn how to easily draft in 2 and 3D
3. Work through using all the easy to use wizards, truss, projector, tent, table layouts and pipe and drape wizards all designed to speed up your preparation process
4. Learn how to use Vivien's virtual lighting fixtures to achieve professional results and fast
5. Create and render photo-realistic looks
6. Output reports, paperwork and pictures of your events
7. Produce live real time movies of your work to show your clients
8. Learn how to use live video in your proposals to help clients understand that you know what you are doing
9. Update all on the benefits that Vivien's new dongle security now delivers, security, portability and replacements

Register before October 16 and save $100 on each course.