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Tech Roundup: June 2017

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/28/17 8:31 AM
This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, textures, Vectorworks, 3D Objects, Daniel Jansenson, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Heliodon tool, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 software, line renderings, surface hatch

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

Vectorworks & Vision 2017 Service Pack 3 Performance Updates

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/21/17 11:49 AM
As part of our continued dedication to better serve designers, we just released Service Pack 3 for the Vectorworks 2017 software line. The updates include plenty of productivity and performance enhancements to improve your workflows. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, DWG, Entertainment, Gaspar Potcnik, Open BIM, previsualization, rendering, Service Pack 3, SP3, VBvisual, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision 2017, 3D, 3D connexion, 3D mouse, BIM, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, IFC, IFC Data Mapping, Landscape, Uncategorized, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks Landmark

Where Are They Now: Past Winners of the Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 3/3/17 11:15 AM
We’ve discussed how to apply to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, what you get if you win, and best practices for applying — but what does it actually mean to win? How can the scholarship affect your professional career and be the major résumé booster that it promises to be? To find out, we caught up with Martha Carter and Morgan Price, who took home a 2015 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, to see what they’re up to now and how winning jumpstarted their careers. Read More

Topics: ABC, Chance Theater, Chapman University, Dog Sees God, Entertainment, Evita, Future Man, I Only Have Eyes For You, LA Times, Martha Carter, Montalbán Theater, Morgan Price, National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca, rendering, scenic design, Seth Rogen, Shonda Rhimes, Skye Schmidt, The Electra Project, Vectorworks Designer, 3D Modeling, A Chorus Line, Break the Floor Productions, Brian Grego, Hollywood, Jessica Kender, John Iacovelli, lighting design, Mihai Măniuțiu, Orange County School of the Arts, Peter Pan, The Catch, University of California Irvine, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

Tech Roundup: February 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/22/17 8:49 AM
February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials. Read More

Topics: Light Objects, modeling, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Richard Meier, Richard Meier's Jubilee Church, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, 3D design, 3D Modeling, display settings, entertainment design, Jubilee Church, lighting design, Wireframe

Passion, Expertise, and 3D at the Opening of the Olympic Games

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 2/15/17 11:41 AM
The scene is the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, completely crowded, where in a few moments the show will begin. The experienced set designer of Brazilian scenography company P&G Cenografia, Altamir Júnior, huddled in his small control cell inside Box City with coordinators from other disciplines, finally receives the long-awaited signal via radio: "Everybody get ready!" And the show begins: the Opening Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Read More

Topics: Abel Gomes, Entertainment, Maracanã Stadium, MiniCAD, Olympic Games, Paulo Neves, P&G Cenografia, rendering, Rio 2016 Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics, 3D Modeling, Box City, Cerimônias Cariocas 2016, Daniela Thomas, Es Devlin, Olympics, Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Paralympics

Building Our Team to Better Serve Designers

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/2/17 10:08 AM
At the crux of our philosophy, we’ve always been committed to developing the best design and BIM software that’s in tune with the needs of designers. To do so, we’ve leveraged input and implemented product feedback from practicing architects, landscape designers, landscape architects, and lighting designers, among other design professionals. Another vital part of these efforts involves the help of our internal industry experts on our product marketing team, so we’re excited to announce that there are three new additions to this ever growing group: Luc Lefebvre, senior architect product specialist, Jim Woodward, senior entertainment product specialist and Brian Nicholson, senior landscape product specialist. After all, there’s no such thing as having too many industry experts. Read More

Topics: 3D visualization, accredited green roof professional, Adapting New Technologies to your Production Desig, Aerosmith, Architecture, BIM consultant, Entertainment, exhibit design, Exhibit Logic, GRP, horticulture, International Broadcasting Convention, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Landscape Designers, LEED accredited professional, LEED AP, lighting designers, NAB Show, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Research Supp, NREL Campus, OAQ, PLA, rendering, Revit, RNL, Shirley Woodward, Sketchup, studioINSITE, SUNY Morrisville Mohawk Hall, sustainable design, Sustainable SITES gold-certification, Sympony Hall in Boston, Ted 2, The Adobe suite, The Why and How of BIM Implementation, urban design, 2D to 3D BIM workflow, 3D Modeling, Architects, ASLA, ASLA Colorado chapter president, AutoCAD, BIM, Boston University, building information modeling processes, Colorado State University, Comdex Convention, concert design, DMDS7UDIOS, IBC, Jim Rood, King + King Architects, Landscape, landscape architects, Landscape Architecture, Le Moyne College Master Plan, LEED AP BD+C, LEED Platinum Certification, Madden School of Business, Montreal University, Neil Diamond, The Proposal, University of Colorado Denver, UNY Cortland DeGroat Hall, Wenk Associates, Yes

Tech Roundup: January 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/31/17 11:42 AM
A new year deserves new skills. To make 2017 your year for wowing clients with high-quality renderings, this month's Tech Roundup is covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series hosted by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first five installments in the series, check out this post. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, Landscape, video, YouTube

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM
Award-winning entertainment designer, author, and producer Kevin Lee Allen has learned a thing or two about creating jaw-dropping scenery from his experience designing everything from major Broadway productions to national commercials. Allen says that one of the biggest takeaways from his prolific design career is that, “it’s critical to show people what they’re going to get when you build something.” With that in mind, Allen hosted the Rendering Techniques to Empower Your Entertainment Design Workflow webinar to demonstrate how to create models that will give clients a clear understanding of your vision.  Read More

Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

Great Design for a Good Cause with One Student's Master Project

Posted by Hannah Force on 11/4/16 11:51 AM
When it comes time for students to start their master project, it can seem like an ominous, looming task, and making up your mind on what to focus on can be difficult, too. But for Raphael Leonida, a recent DeMontfort University graduate, he knew exactly what he wanted to design for his master project: an occupational therapy center. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, For the Love of Design, master project, rendering, Academic Newsletter, DeMontfort University, interior design, occupational therapy, #VectorworksFeatureMe

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