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GS Gaffer
GS Gaffer Logo
GS Gaffer Logo
Original author(s) Glenn Alexander Berg, Andreas Ruthberg Nergaard
Developer(s) Team GS / Gaffer Systems
Initial release 26 October 2017; 9 months ago (2017-10-26)
Stable release
1.0.3 / 29 April 2018; 3 months ago (2018-04-29)
Preview release
1.0.3 / 29 April 2018; 3 months ago (2018-04-29)
Repository gaffersystems.com/download
Written in C#
Operating system macOS, Windows
Size 302 MB
Available in 1 languages
List of languages
License SaaS
Website www.gaffersystems.com

GS Gaffer is a stage planner and event visualizing software created by Gaffer Systems[1] for MacOS and Windows.

It was created in 2017 by Glenn Alexander Neumann Berg and Andreas Ruthberg Nergaard[2]. GS Gaffer was previously named "The Gaffer Project" but was later changed due to it being confused with the band Gaffer Project[3]. GS Gaffer`s smart visual plotting system use pre-scaled 3D models and a snap grid to ensure ease of use.

GS Gaffer tools[edit]

Virtual exploration.[edit]

The virtual exploration tool provides the ability to experience the project in a first person view, using WASD as a main controller along side a mouse.

View selection.[edit]

View selection enables a shortcut to align the main camera to predetermined locations. As of version 1.0.3, the locations are: Top, Left, Right, Front and Back.

Perspective selection.[edit]

Perspective selection gives the ability to view the project in two different dimensions: 2D and 3D.

Environment selection.[edit]

Environment selection provides different environments for the project. As of version 1.0.3, the environments are: Stone, Grass, Snow, Planks, Green screen and white screen.

Grid snap slider.[edit]

Grid snap is enabled to help lining up 3D models in the project. It's snap point can be adjusted using the grid snap slider.

Main light slider.[edit]

Dragging the main light slider changes the sun's strength from dark to bright.

3D library.[edit]

GS Gaffer includes a comprehensive library of scaled 3D assets, the amount of models varies in the different editions of GS Gaffer.

Transformation tools.[edit]

The transformation tools is a set of tools that let`s the user interact with any asset that has been placed on the canvas.

Virtual light console.[edit]

The virtual light console is a section in GS Gaffer where the user are able to control any Fixture using the most common light console and fixture functions using values from 0-255 and a "Fixture group" selection.

Video and snapshot.[edit]

GS Gaffer Ships with built in photo and video recording capabilities.

Animation freeze.[edit]

Animation freeze toggles all active animations in the scene.


Toggles a camera light to light up dark places when needed.

Form tool.[edit]

Generates printer friendly forms containing blueprints, company logo, packing list, technical specifications and other documentation alongside an emergency plan.

Client presentation mode.[edit]

Provides a clean environment for showcasing a design or an idea for a client. Comes with auto rotation feature with adjustable speed.


  1. ^ "Home - Gaffer systems". Gaffer systems. Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  2. ^ "Gaffer Systems DA - Bodø - Se Regnskap, Roller og mer". www.proff.no (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 2018-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Gaffer Project". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-05-25.