Video: Relive the Magic of LDI 2019

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/4/19 12:00 PM   |  1 min read time

Cue the fog machines, lighting, and jumbo screens. There’s no tradeshow like the Live Design International Show (LDI) — with around 14,000 attendees in the Las Vegas Convention center, the show felt like a rock concert. The leading conference for live design professionals from all around the globe, LDI hosts a community working in a wide range of international live and broadcast venues — festivals, corporate events, theatre, concerts, clubs, theme parks, architainment, and houses of worship. 

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Topics: LDI, Spotlight, Vision, connectCAD, video, Braceworks, number instruments tool, GDTF, General Device Type Format, Live Design International Show

What’s New with GDTF and MVR?

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 1/15/19 10:15 AM   |  5 min read time

It’s been a few weeks since we last shared updates for the entertainment industry’s open-standard format, General Device Type Format (GDTF), so here’s what’s been cooking. 

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Topics: grandMA2, Vectorworks Design Summit, General Device Type Format, René Berhorst, Theresa Hull, MA Lighting International

In Case You Missed It: 10 Reasons to Upgrade to Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Troy McConnell on 1/4/19 12:19 PM   |  5 min read time

Last year, we launched the latest version of Vectorworks, which offers an abundance of both new and updated features. As a reminder of everything you can find in Vectorworks 2019, here are our 10 reasons to upgrade in the new year.

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Topics: General Device Type Format, vectorworks 2019, Image Effects, Clip Cube Viewport Option, My Virtual Rig, 2D components for hybrid objects, class and layer filtering, instrument numbering command, data tagging, site model surface sculpting, 3D hardscape components

In the News: Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 12/10/18 12:28 PM   |  2 min read time

Whether you attended the 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit and want to relive it in all its glory, or you couldn’t make it and want the inside scoop, here are some highlights from the media who reported on our favorite event of the year.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vision, world-architects, Architosh, Land8, Live Design, Vectorworks Landmark, Virtual Reality, 2018 Vectorworks Design Summit, Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, General Device Type Format, Antoine Predock, Antoine Predock Architect, James Simpson, Royal Opera House, Paul Fehlau, My Virtual Rig

GDTF Steals the Show at LDI

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 10/30/18 11:03 AM   |  3 min read time

Imagine a world where lighting fixtures just worked, the first time, every time. During Live Design International (LDI) 2018, we revealed how this can happen. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Jeremy Powell, Live Design International, MA Lighting, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, René Berhorst, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

Meet the Open Data Format that will Change the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/27/18 9:45 AM   |  2 min read time

Along with fellow leaders in the entertainment industry, MA Lighting for its lighting control solutions and Robe lighting for its high-quality moving lights, we are deIighted to announce a new development that will change the way lighting designers, fixture manufacturers, console manufacturers, and visualizers will work together. Our companies have joined forces to develop a new data format, named the General Device Type Format (GDTF), which creates a unified definition for the exchange of device data between consoles, CAD, and previsualization software.

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, GDTF, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018

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