Lighting “Design” Software

Light Plot detailWhile paper and pencil were the preferred method of many designers even ten years ago, today, designers are expected to use computer-based programs to support their design work. Current lighting technology has also increased the need for a diverse...

Dimensioning Lights

I use this worksheet  to help my students learn how to add dimensions between lighting units on a sample light plot. Adding dimensions while drafting a light plot saves an immense amount of time and during the lighting crew calls when the lights are being found in the...

SoftPlot 3D

SoftPlot 3D is another Windows-only software program that allows you to create paperwork and see a virtual representation of what your lighting will do. http://www.stageresearch.com/

LXSeries

LXSeries lighting software has a lot of the same functions as the other packages but with less polish. The interface is a bit clunky, but with a price tag of less than $100 it may well be the go-to choice for many aspiring lighting designers....