zacview is a 3D visualization system for theaters, opera houses and TV studios. All static and dynamic elements of the venue are realistically modeled and rendered in a virtual world. Objects, decorations, upper-/lower-machinery and spotlights are simulated with all functionalities. Main purpose of zacview is keeping machine programming lighting and movement rehearsals on the real stage as short as possible.
zacview provides time-saving preprogramming in "virtual reality" before entering the real physical stage.
- Detailed representation of the stage area and the auditorium
- Realistic behavior of the stage machinery in VR with direct control from the machine desk
- Simulation of the physical behavior of all stage elements (hoists, decorations, lights, …)
- Collision warning between moving objects
- Realistic visualization of the spotlights
- Management of scene timeline with separate images and stage setups
zacview is based on a widely used and very successful 3D computer gaming engine (UNITY). This basic technology allows the application software to take advantage of the latest computer graphics hardware without any additional effort. zacview grows automatically with the rapid development of the computer gaming market.
Modeling as a service
The best stage simulation software is only as good as the model of the theater. zkoor GmbH offers realistic modelling of your venue as a service, including the associated machinery as well as the lighting fixtures. Give us the plans, construction drawings of the machines and the lighting plan and we will create the right 3D model for your house - a "digital twin" ready for the "Metaverse".
Real-time connection to your machine control
To display the correct movement sequences, zacview listens to the actual position data of your machine control. Posi-Stage-Net (PSN) is used as the standard protocol for real-time data transmission. The use of special, proprietary communication protocols is offered on request. For light programming any lighting consoles can be connected via sACN or ARTNet.
In most cases zacview is offered to the theater by the manufacturer of the control system as an OEM product together with a stage machinery control desk. The stage model is then created as part of the overall service contract and the simulation is delivered together with the control. Please contact the company of your stage machinery for more information.
Partners using zacview OEM:
- Waagner Biro
For a direct contact to zkoor please send your request to: