This class will provide basic instruction on how to use the LXBeams computer aided drawing software. Similar to Vectorworks Spotlight, this software is specifically developed for the entertainment lighting industry. The major differences are that LXBeams is limited to entertainment lighting and has a significantly lower purchase price than Vectorworks.
LXBeams is an advanced, professional application for creating lighting designs. LXBeams combines drawing a light plot with editing information associated with the design. LXBeams produces reports by linking the graphics, attached data, and additional databases. LXBeams displays beams, calculates illumination values and can render a 3D view. LXBeams gives you the ability to customize libraries and reports. LXBeams shares data with other applications such as SketchUp, imports/exports AutoCad DXF files, receives DMX, and sends OSC.