Intuitive, yet powerful
Designer 2 is a powerful program with an intuitive graphical user interface that allows even new users to start work immediately and takes them through each stage of their lighting project. It also has a vast array of precise control options and features for advanced users to experiment with on their larger lighting and video installations.
A powerful, free software used to configure the whole Designer range, supporting systems of up to 40 controllers and 200 remote devices
Design the big picture; control every pixel. Create 2D maps of your lighting fixtures within the Designer software, with a simple drag-and-drop interface with tools for setting up large scale projects quickly. Then use Designer Mapping to create visually striking effects or play video across the entire array. Powerful controls allow you to build maps fast with pixel precise adjustment. Read more
Based on individually controllable and independently running timelines and scenes, the intelligent Designer Engine gives you complete control, letting you build dynamic, precise, fully customisable pre-programmed lighting displays, all while giving you the freedom of real-time manual overrides, flexible multi-zone control, prioritisation and more. Read more
Designer Trigger is a rules engine that uses conditional logic and a broad range of interfaces and protocols so you can control your lighting with responsive, reactive programming. Send and receive any command, to and from any system. Conditional logic is supported, along with a powerful built-in scripting language for unlimited flexibility for integration and show control. Read more
Access to a cloud-based library of over 20,000 lighting fixtures
Our free-to-access Online Fixture Library has an ever growing list of fixtures that can be pulled directly onto your layout, with a approximate scale, element count and DMX record already setup. And, if your chosen fixture isn’t there, our support team are readily available to help.
Timeline-based programming with flexible built-in effects
Realise your design brief with Timelines. Create dynamic, time based effects and layer multiple effects from the preset library, custom scenes and imported media, with options for Realtime and Astronomical Timelines available too.
Import video clips to create exciting dynamic lighting effects
Can’t create what you want with our in-built effects? Media can easily be imported into Designer and placed on a Timeline as any other preset. The video will automatically be mapped to any array of fixtures you choose, creating breathtaking lighting with minimal effort.
Simulate the whole project in software before going onsite
Simulate your project, including experimenting with firing Triggers, all from a single view. Once onsite then Output Live allows the simulation output to be sent directly to the controller and fixtures to help you quickly refine your looks and timings.
Multi-screen support – pop out any tab into its own window
All tabs within Designer can be pulled out, allowing you to see your Timelines, whilst changing your layout, and watching a simulation all at the same time, to name but a few.
Move between projects with ease
Multiple projects can be opened at the same time, and data can be copy-pasted between them easily. And, with our Import Export system, whole aspects of projects can be exported, tweaked and imported to new and existing projects with ease.