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Automated Lighting, 2nd Edition by Richard Cadena

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CHAPTER 23

Lighting Design Software

When Thomas Edison worked late into the night on the electric light, he had to do it by gas lamp or candle. I'm sure it made the work seem that much more urgent. —George Carlin

The increasing size and complexity of automated lighting systems is due in part to the exponential increase in computer hardware and software capabilities. Lighting design software, off-line editors, and computer visualizers help to design, manage, and program large lighting systems with thousands of parameters quickly and efficiently. We have come to rely heavily on these tools, so much in fact, that the industry would be crippled without them. Not only do they simplify and speed the task of designing and drawing lighting plots, but ...

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