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From a Blank Page to the ITV: How Vectorworks Helped One Production Designer See the Light

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/15/17 11:34 AM
Ben Telford is a UK-based Production Designer, Art Director, and founder of The Design Department Ltd., who specializes in light entertainment, reality, and music television. He has worked on high-profile projects such as The Voice UK and Sports Personality Of The Year, and has just designed the new set for the X Factor Auditions. We conducted an interview with Ben to learn about how Vectorworks software has helped him get to where he is today. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Vectorworks Spotlight, Ben Telford, X Factor UK, The Design Department Ltd., The Voice UK, Sports Personality of the Year, Buckinghamshire New University, Play to the Whistle, First Dates, Children in Need, Catchphrase

Live Design Review — “Vectorworks 2017: More Tools, Less Finger Wagging”

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/1/17 10:25 AM
If you haven’t picked up a copy of Live Design’s July issue yet, you can find the digital edition online. We love reading about how Vectorworks software benefits our users, and we were thrilled to see the article by Lighting Designer and Vectorworks user Allan Nathan, in which he discusses some of his favorite tools in Vectorworks 2017. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Resource Manager, Live Design, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks software, Allan Nathan, Live Design Digital Edition, Live Design July Issue

Teaser Tuesday: Your Sneak Peek at Vectorworks 2018

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 8/8/17 11:51 AM
  We always put our users first, and that’s why this year we’re letting you be the first to see the exciting things to come in Vectorworks 2018 with our Teaser Tuesdays.   Read More

Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Renderworks, Vectorworks Community Board, Landscape, Vectorworks 2018, Multiple Drawing Views, Direct Section and Elevation editing, Rendered panoramas, Teaser Tuesday

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

South African Events Designer Visualizes the Peak Event of ‘July Fever’ with Vectorworks Software

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/23/17 10:58 AM
Ryan Dunbar, freelancer and former designer for events service provider Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA), has been drawing and conceptualizing stage and visual concepts for the live entertainment industry for over ten years. He has designed a wide range of events including televised awards shows, outdoor music festivals, Bollywood concerts, corporate launches, and professional conferences. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, Renderworks, Vectorworks, Gearhouse South Africa, GHSA, Greyville Racecourse, Jack Daniels BOOMTOWN stage, July Fever, Ryan Dunbar, South Africa, Times Live, Vodacom Durban July

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

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

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

Team BIM Unlimited Takes Home Award in Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM
By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited Read More

Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris

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

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