Suggestions fo Lighting Design Software?


macrumors 68000
Original poster
Apr 2, 2006
Hey everyone,
well i'm interested in lighting design, but dont have a clue on what programs/apps would be good for this kind of stuff. Any suggestions?


macrumors member
Nov 13, 2003
I use Vectorworks 11.5 everyday, spotlight is a wonderful thing. Also LightWright 4 will be you best friend. Both programs import/export instrument data to one another seemlessly. If you don't have it already, excel is quite useful also, for cuelists, etc. I have also been dabbling with a program called virtual magicsheet, it is pretty slick, I still make most of mine myself, but this software allows DMX integration as an input, which I have found very useful at several union houses where you have to be fully hands off, as it is a better graphical representation of what is going on cue to cue than a typical designer remote. Good luck, it is nice to see other lighting designers on here!


macrumors newbie
Feb 15, 2010
Lighting design software

Hey, I am looking for a software that i can design the lighting and effect on you computer and view them, just for the fun of creating them. There is one called daslight virtual control, but it is for windows. please help


macrumors newbie
Jul 17, 2010
Mac Lux Pro

Been out of the lighting design game for a few years now. When I left OS X was just coming out- I used to use Mac Lux Pro- it says its sort of compatiable with os X on the web site- I was moving to vector works. Anyone still using Mac lux pro?