An increasing number of lighting designers have turned to Capture™ lighting design
software to visualize their designs and help sway clients. One advocate is LD Jason
Robinson, who uses Capture to create virtual designs for WWE professional
wrestling and has designed lighting for Top Rank Boxing using Capture software.

“I now use Capture in my daily work and it has changed the way I think about the
design process,’ he stated. “After I finish a drawing in SketchUp I just drop it in
Capture. It’s a seamless import and then it’s simple to place the lights and turn
them on. I can get all the attributes of a fixture. It’s very intuitive, has an easy
work flow and has become part of my normal work procedure.’

Top Rank Boxing is the country’s premiere promotions company for boxing with
events that feature some of boxing’s biggest stars like Manny Pacquiao. Robinson
has been Production Designer on Top Rank Boxing since 2009 and has used Capture
in his design process the last two years, including as a valuable sales tool to put
together virtual presentations for clients. “When I needed to show the client what
we could do I used Capture to take the drawing to the next step and show what it
would look like with the lights,’ he said. “They loved the renders and it helped sell
the design.’

Because Capture can be used offline with no console attached, Robinson will often
use it while sitting on a plane although he admits he doesn’t yet use the software to
its fullest. “Although you can do everything in Capture, I only use it for a few things
right now. I draw in SketchUp but then use Capture to win jobs and accounts. I need
those last few steps and I complete those with Capture. But there is so much more
it can do,’ he says. For WWE, Robinson uses Capture for a variety of design jobs
such as small setups, interview areas, etc. Another top lighting designer, Eric Wade,
recently worked with Robinson to create mockup renderings in Capture for a mesh
ceiling for the Detroit Red Wings’ new building and reported that it did a fantastic

From touring productions and special events to installations, Capture allows users to
virtually design the lighting, truss, stage and scenery for shows or projects in a 3D
environment. It includes a vast library of popular manufacturers’ lighting fixtures,
as well as props and can even incorporate video. Universally regarded as easy-to-
use visualization software with a fast learning curve, Capture provides the ability to
produce high quality renders and artwork for customers, and detailed plots and
specifications. Elation Professional has been distributing Capture in the U.S. and
Europe for the last four years.