The Visualizer is most commonly used during the design of your show. It allows you to add and edit virtual lights on a virtual stage to see what they might look like in the real world. Once the design is complete, the virtual lights hung and the virtual channels wired to your virtual Light-O-Rama controllers you’re ready to go. The Sequence Editor or the Show Player can control the Visualizer just as if it were any of the hardware types supported by Light-O-Rama.
Since the Visualizer uses standard IP communication, it is not limited to just design simulations on your sequencing computer; it can also be used as a display item in your show. For example, you could attach a large screen TV to a computer somewhere else on your physical stage and control it from your show computer.
If you’re in a professional environment you can record the show via a screen capture program (examples are below) and show it to your client via your computer or posting it on your website.
How can you use the Visualizer in real life?
Take a picture of your venue:
Add your virtual lights, pixels and special effects on your virtual house. Take advantage of several design element wizards that are part of the Visualizer tool including arches, trees and matrixes. With this example we’re using four 16 channel controllers.
Play a sequence in Sequence Editor and watch your show on your virtual house to make sure everything looks as you want:
Without changing anything in Visualizer, play another sequence in the Sequence Editor and watch the results: