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What is Vixen?

Vixen is Windows software running on the .NET platform that will put the computer in the do-if-yourself computer lighting animation. With a PC and some DIY Electronics Hardware, anyone can have a professional looking lighting display synchronized to music.

Vixen is geared primarily towards the DIYer. For those that prefer a packaged all-in-one solution, there are commerical solutions available. For those that prefer a lower-cost DIY solution, Vixen may be the software for you. There are a broad base of software plug-ins to support different hardware designs. Additionally, you can create you own plug-ins to support your hardware.

Minimum System Requirements

Just about any computer 10 years old or newer should support DIY projects. Performance may vary depending on channel count, lighting controller, and various other configurations.

  • Processor - 486 or greater
  • Memory - 128MB or greater
  • Hard Drive - 2GB or greater
  • OS - Windows 98 or newer with the Microsoft .NET Framework installed.


Vixen Light Animation Software can be downloaded for free Here


Note: The information below pertaining to the update program was for version 2.0 and may not apply to version

There was a small bug identified in the update program that may or may not cause a problem for some. If you want to feel a bit safer, you can download an updated version of it before updating here (it's a zip file that needs to be unzipped with the resulting update.exe residing in the Vixen directory.

Beta versions of Vixen are available via the DIY Christmas Forum.


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