Fully operational working models of theatre stages & auditoria
Easy to make stage visualizations of play texts
Easy to use sound and lighting
Easy 3D construction
No steep learning curves
Facility to create a working model of your own studio or proscenium theatre
OpenStages is an interactive 3-D computer model of any theatre or performance space into which are placed the systems usually associated with performance; lights, sound, fly bars, revolves and trucks etc. It is possible to hang cloths on bars, position flats, floorcloths, rostrums and revolves on stage. There are building blocks of basic geometric shapes that can be resized and used as scenery and from a library it is possible to pull in custom made pieces of scenery. Period and modern actors can be costumed and blocked into scenes. All these elements can then be lit and manipulated in real time just as it would be possible with real scenery in a real theatrical space. For more detailed information go to OpenStages Help . To see examples of projects produced by openStages go to Examples.
|Download||The program is available as a zip file from here. Unzip the folder and place where you like, there are no registery links. The executable is "set_box.exe". The program includes models of the Cochrane Theatre, the UCLA Little Theatre and The Other Place circa 1988. The project files include demonstrations of various aspects of scene changing.|
is now free.
version solely as a Windows file is 184.108.40.206, released on 27/04/08.
developed for Windows and OpenGL. It will work on Linux using Wine,
though at the moment it can take a long time to load some
|Support||No longer available
Multimedia PC with Windows 98, ME,
2000, XP or Vista operating system with DirectX
7.0 or later.. Pentium 350mHz or faster. 64 MB of onboard
RAM. 50 MB of available hard disk space. 3-D graphics accelerator
card compatible with OpenGL. Vista requires the latest drivers from
the display card manufacturers for OpenGL to be implemented.
DirectSound compatible sound card with speakers or headphones.