Mental Canvas is a Yale University spin-out that is launching an innovative hybrid 2D/3D sketching software. They recently went public in a big way being featured as part of Microsoft’s launch of the cool Surface Studio product .
I can imagine how powerful this would be to the lighting design community, to help explore and explain more difficult 3D spatial challenges such as “we can’t put lights hanging in the middle of nothing” or the infamous “you’ll see the light in the cove from this angle“.
It is a more realistic half-step to full-blown 3D VR, like the Google Tilt Brush concept.
All I can say is “Dear Santa…I’ve been really, really good this year….”