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Here are a Few of Chad Hamilton’s Favorite Things, About Vectorworks

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 10/17/17 9:56 AM
Discover the benefits of the new Vectorworks 2018 features straight from Chad Hamilton, principal at Hamilton + Aitken Architects, a dedicated Vectorworks user, and one of our valued beta testers. Read More

Topics: Chad Hamilton, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, beta tester, beta tester testimonials, Vectorworks 2018, Multiple Drawing View Support, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Upgraded Renderworks with CineRender, Renderworks, MAXON CineRender, Robust Wall Modeling options, Resource Manager Enhancements, MiniCAD, BIM

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM
For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.” Read More

Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, Ant-Man, beta tester, Cameramen, Captain America: Civil War, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, DWG drawings, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Entertainment, entertainment design, ESP Vision, Filmmaking, Gaffers, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Hog Console, I-Light Design, Inception, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Lighting Plots, Marvel Movies, Motion Pictures, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previsualization, previz, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig

Part of the Family: Beta Testing Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/3/17 10:35 AM
The majority of the new and improved features in each version of Vectorworks software are based on user suggestions, but the impact of user input doesn’t stop there. Vectorworks has a team of beta testers from within the design industry who explore new features in the software before it’s released each year, informing us of how to improve key functionalities. We’re extremely grateful for all of their hard work, and according to beta tester Ion Webster, the feeling is mutual. Read More

Topics: Architecture, beta tester, Cal Poly, California Polytechnic State University, Camera Match, CameraMatch, door and window styles, Ion Webster, Pults and Associates LLP, Renderworks, slab drainage tool, structural objects, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Virtual Reality, Web View

Advancing Landscape Architecture Through Showmanship and Service

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/19/16 11:02 AM
“I don’t know what it is with me, but I guess I like to improve things,” says Kenn Bates with a chuckle as he reflects on his upcoming elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows. Bates feels humbled to be recognized on the same level as other fellows who have all exhibited extraordinary work and service because he doesn’t feel that he has done anything other than what is expected of him. “I was raised to give back to the community and do what you can to make it better,” says Bates. “To me, it’s just what I do.” Read More

Topics: 2016 ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo, ASLA, ASLA Council of Fellows, ASLA Fellow, ASLA National Chapter Presidents Council, beta tester, Cypress Gardens, Edward D. Stone Jr. Landmark Award, Edward Durell Stone Jr., FLASLA, Florida ASLA Landscape Architecture, Kenn Bates, Landscape, LEGOLAND®, LEGOLAND Florida, Vectorworks Landmark 2017

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