Lighting sets an appropriate atmosphere and heightens an audience's understanding of a theatrical performance. However, rehearsing and experimenting with lighting is costly and time consuming. That is why we created a virtual lighting lab that is universally accessible, affordable, and fun! :)
What it does
There are two major components for LIT.
1) The LIT lighting lab provides a real-time rendering of the stage to the user in response to any change made to light's color, intensity, and the camera perspective.The user can toggle light helpers. The spotlight palette is pre-populated with LEE's filter colors link for users to experiment with, and they may also save the cue configuration and download the scene's images for future reference. The user can zoom by scrolling, rotate by dragging, and pan by holding middle mouse button and dragging.
2) The LIT VR Viewer puts users in the stages they designed. It uses device orientation so users can use a cardboard to look around the stage. By saying "cue," users can transition to a scene with different lighting and perspective. Demonstration of cue: link.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Threejs had many deprecated methods.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Intuitive Design VR mode / Voice Cues
What we learned
What's next for LIT
This prototype is based on Penn's PAC shop: link. This is a demonstration of LightWeb, the light simulation we based our program on: link. We look forward to adding more features such as different types of spotlights and allowing the user to change the location of the cameras.