An Introduction to Computer-assisted Design for the TheatreBook - 2000
The best tool will not make a designer, but there are powerful tools out there for the designer working in theatre today and few guides to using them. Now, L.J. DeCuir provides invaluable advice on using AutoCAD for lighting design, set design, and technical direction, demonstrating how to utilize your skills, talents, and knowledge in ways you never thought possible.
Intended as an introduction to AutoCAD, this book provides readers with:instructions for configuring AutoCAD and working with the commands that are most useful for theatrical application end-of-chapter practice exercises specific chapters on lighting design, with an accompanying set of lighting symbols based on the latest USITT Lighting Design Graphic Recommended Practice chapters on the uses of AutoCAD for the technical director and on importing and exporting three-dimensional figures and files to and from 3D Studio MAX, Painter, and Poser immediately useful tools and techniques, with simplified application explanations an accompanying CD-ROM that includes sample files illustrating exercises from the book.