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From Shining in the Spotlight to Designing with Spotlight

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 6/7/17 11:40 AM
From a young age, Natali Arco was drawn to the stage. Growing up she dreamed of becoming an actress and being in the spotlight, until she realized she was more interested in being behind the scenes, rather than at center stage. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Resource Manager, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks 2017, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, EPCOT American Garden Stage for the Candlelight Pr, Natali Arco, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster Univer, The Walt Disney Company, Williamstown Theatre Festival

Meet the Vectorworks Design Summit Keynote Speakers

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 6/1/17 12:41 PM
With the 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit right around the corner, we are on the edge of our seats with a big announcement. Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar and Brad Cloepfil, AIA, NCARB, founding principal of Allied Works Architecture will do us the honors of being our keynote speakers for the event. Read More

Topics: Allied Work Architecture, Architecture, Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel, Entertainment, Maryland, New York Museum of Arts and Design, Brad Cloepfil, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, CEO Keynote, Clyfford Still Museum, Design Keynote, Landscape, National Music Centre of Canada, National Veterans Memorial & Museum, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks software

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

Students, Don’t Miss Your Chance to Win $10,000

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/15/17 11:23 AM
The end of the semester is here, and whether you’re spending your summer at home, interning, or on vacation, take a few minutes to repurpose your projects for a chance to win $10,000 with a Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Closing July 15, all you need to do to be in the running for the scholarship is submit your stellar project and answer just three questions in 150 words or less each. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Beuth Hochschule für Technick Berlin, Entertainment, Harvard Graduate School, Museum of Contemporary Arts in Bonn, Natasha Polozenko, Stephanie Dudak, University of Pennsylvania, Vectorworks Design Scholarship 2017, Wes Calkin, Benno Schmitz, Carrie: The Musical, Circasia: Engaging the Creeks, Diego Bermudez, Landscape, Philadelphia University, University of Cincinnati, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM
Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

Tech Roundup: April 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/28/17 10:31 AM
April’s almost over, so to finish it off strong we’re showering you with some rendering tips to help you plant the seeds of success. This month, we’re covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series led by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first ten episodes, you can catch up on videos 1 through 5 with this post and videos 6 through 10 with this post. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, textures, transparency shaders, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, displacement settings, Landscape, Uncategorized, video, YouTube

Parnelli Award-Winner Michael Keller Talks “The End” Tour with Black Sabbath

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 4/18/17 8:56 AM
We recently caught up with Michael Keller, designer at AMO Lighting LLC, about winning a 2016 Parnelli Award in the Lighting Director of the Year category for his work with Black Sabbath, as well as why Vectorworks Spotlight is the software of choice for those with a passion for lighting and a love of music. Read More

Topics: Aerosmith, AMO Lighting LLC, Bill Graham, Black Sabbath, Entertainment, Eric Marchwinski, grandMA2, John Mayer, Michael Keller, Patrick Woodroffe, San Joaquin Delta College, Santana, Terry Cook, The End Tour, Tina Turner, Vectorworks Spotlight, Billy Idol, Grateful Dead, Jefferson Starship, Lightwright, Parnelli Award, The J. Geils Band, Woodroofe-Bassett Design

Vectorworks 2017 is Now Available in Chinese

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/10/17 10:02 AM
Since the release of Vectorworks 2017 in English last September, we’ve spread the love across the globe with versions in Dutch, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Spanish. To round it off, this month marks the final language release of the Vectorworks 2017 line of products: Chinese. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Beijing, Cecil Fung, Changsha, Chinese Language Version, Chongqing, Entertainment, Hangzhou, Nanchang, Planet Vectorworks, Shanghai, Vectorworks, BIM, Chengdu, Guangzhou, international, Landscape, Mad Macs Technology Distribution, Ningbo, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Wuhan

A Vectorworks 2018 Teaser: New Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/4/17 9:55 AM
While it might feel like we just launched Vectorworks 2017, we’ve been hard at work preparing for the release of our Vectorworks 2018 product line. As a part of these efforts, we’re pulling back the curtain on one development to come in our next release later this year: Braceworks. Read More

Topics: E1.6, Entertainment, Germany, Moritz Staffel, point and distributed load types, rigging, straight and curved members, Structural Engineers, Temporary Truss Structures, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Design Environment, 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On, ComputerWorks, DTSV, Engineering codes and standards, Eurocodes, Frankfurt, managing director of DeerSoft GmbH, production professionals, Prolight + Sound 2017, static analysis, temporary structures performance analysis, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2018

Treat Yourself to Inspiration, Personalized Tech Support, and Hands-On Training at the Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/29/17 11:06 AM
Everyone needs some time to focus on personal growth — that’s why our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is designer focused, to give you time to hone your skills and connect with others in the industry. This year, meet up with us in Charm City (otherwise known as Baltimore, MD) from September 18 to 20, 2017 for industry sessions, tech support, networking events, and inspirational keynotes, plus hands-on training opportunities to improve your company’s bottom line. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Building Information Modeling, DWG, Entertainment, graphical scripting, Nicole Davison, Steve Shelley, Todd McCurdy, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, 2d to 3d modeling, Arx Pax Labs, BIM, Bryan Goff, Continuing Education Credits, Field Template LLC, Greg Henderson, Grey Leaf Design, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Landscape, Vectorworks Design Summit

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