Spellbound: Our Favorite Lighting Designs for Halloween

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/31/19 3:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Trick or treat! Unmask the processes used to design these spooky entertainment projects.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Case Study, entertainment design, Halloween, lighting design, Macbeth, Royal Swedish Opera, Dracula, projection design, Radiance Lightworks

Top 4 Reasons to Register Early for Design Summit

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/24/19 12:13 PM   |  2 min read time

Considering attending the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit? Here are the top four reasons why you should take advantage of our early bird registration:

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Topics: Training, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, video, Antoine Predock, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Basecamp Training

Vectorworks Design Scholarship: A Conversation with the Grand Prize Winner

Posted by Alex Altieri on 10/16/19 1:52 PM   |  4 min read time

Our Design Scholarship is an opportunity for aspiring designers to have their work judged by some of the best in the industry, plus win some sweet prize money.

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Topics: previsualization, Richard Diehl Award, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Scholarship, stage design, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Bifrost Lighting, Kristopher Clemson, Full Sail University

How Does He Do It? Insight from an Entertainment Designer

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/9/19 12:24 PM   |  10 min read time

 

“I’ve pointed lights at a lot of interesting things in my life.”

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Topics: MiniCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, entertainment design, lighting design, Brendan Gray, projection design, TIME 100 Gala, Candy Crush, Gray Matter Visual, Elton John, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Meet Vectorworks 2020: Clearly Insightful. Simply Powerful.

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 9/10/19 10:01 AM   |  3 min read time

The wait is over. Vectorworks 2020 is officially here — bringing powerful new features to support every step of your design process.

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Topics: geographic information system, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Vectorworks Landmark, VGM, Braceworks, List Browser Direct Editing, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, Data Manager, history-based modeling, IFC referencing, section viewports, DMX patching, path-based walkthrough animations, truss improvements, NDI stream, hinge plates

Using Spotlight to Coordinate Megachurch Productions

Posted by Alex Altieri on 9/9/19 11:14 AM   |  4 min read time

We often tout Vectorworks Spotlight as the industry standard for entertainment design, documentation, and production. But what else can the program accomplish? There’s an entire world of event planning that requires an all-in-one solution; a program not only to design, but one to make plans, present them, and have them reviewed, too.

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Topics: event planning, Revit, Vectorworks Spotlight, PDF, Braceworks, Collaboration, import/export, Photoshop, Reuben Poon, Megachurch, C3 Church

Teaser Tuesday: Schematic Views

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/20/19 11:01 AM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, enjoy the sophisticated, precise documentation of rigging objects with our new feature for the entertainment industry Schematic Views.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, video, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, Schematic Views, Catalina, macOS

Global Collaborators Design Legendary Nightclub in 5 Months

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/25/19 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Nightclubs are more than just places to party. They are live entertainment venues, stomping grounds of famous DJs, centers for celebration. So how do you design a top club from across the globe?

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, Collaboration, user success story, Live Legends, One Third, OT-Kun, Daan Oomen, Serge Patist, Kunming, China, nightclub design, Design Collaboration Software

SILV Trains Next Generation of Entertainment Professionals

Posted by Alex Altieri on 7/9/19 5:17 PM   |  1 min read time

The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV) equips young professionals with the technology and experience needed to succeed in entertainment production.

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Topics: Entertainment, SILV, Training, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Frank Brault, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas

From 2D to 3D: One Entertainment Firm's Success Story

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/25/19 1:32 PM   |  1 min read time

Stagestruck, a full-service entertainment production firm from the UK, were searching for the best 3D solution to meet client needs. Vectorworks Spotlight fit the bill.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D design, Case Study, entertainment design, Marionette, Make the Move, user success story, Stagestruck, Point Cloud Integration, 2D to 3D, Automated Reports, Tom Cordory

From Graduation to a Job in Design. Read These 3 Tips.

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/12/19 2:28 PM   |  5 min read time

What happens after the graduation cap comes off? College is the first step for many on the career path, but you shouldn’t stop at a passing grade. Putting in additional time and effort, both in and out of class, can propel your future forward.

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Topics: KCACTF, networking events, student2PRO, students, Vectorworks Spotlight, ASLA, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Netflix, networking, The American Institute of Architecture Students, AIAS, KCACTF Regional Awards, 2019 Vectorworks Design Scholarship, Vectorworks Spotlight 2019, Morgan Lindsey Price, trade associations

One Event. Two Days. 3D Design and Demos to Rock Expo-Scène 2019

Posted by Joshua Cooper on 4/3/19 10:05 AM   |  2 min read time

Expo-Scène 2019, a two-day event taking place in Montreal, is kicking off April 17-18, and we want to see you there! Hosted by the Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) — a national organization that works for the betterment of the Canadian live performance community — this annual event is dedicated to professionals working with audio, sound, lighting, audiovisual, visual, and multimedia technologies. 

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Topics: Jim Woodward, Vectorworks Spotlight, Neil Barman, Braceworks, Vectorworks Vision, CITI/ICTS, Expo-Scène 2019

It’s Time to Get Up to Speed on GDTF

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/28/19 10:36 AM   |  2 min read time

The General Device Type Format (GDTF) made quite the impression when it was first announced at last year’s Prolight + Sound, and the entertainment industry’s open file format continues to evolve with its latest development: GDTF 1.0.   

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, MA Lighting, Vectorworks Vision, GDTF, Robe lighting, vectorworks 2019, grandMA3, MVR, Fixture Builder, My Virtual Rig, General Device Type Format (GDTF), Vectorworks 2019 Service Pack 3, Vision 2019, Prolight + Sound, GDTF 1.0

February Tech Roundup

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 2/21/19 10:52 AM   |  2 min read time

Valentine’s Day may be over, but we have an extra special treat for you to indulge in. Here is your February tech roundup filled with our latest tips and tutorials to keep you ahead of the curve…

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, February Tech Roundup, Moving from AutoCAD, schematic 3D model, slab styles, Ben Elmore, Spotlight Essentials Seminar, wall styles, floor objects, Manipulating 3D Geometry, Editing Solids, on-demand webinar

We Have a New Official Distributor in South Africa

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/18/18 10:17 AM   |  1 min read time

The demands of the entertainment industry are constantly evolving, and access to state-of-the-art technology is more critical than ever. In response to this, we are pleased to announce that DWR Distribution has been appointed an official distributor for Vectorworks Spotlight, Braceworks, and Vision software in South Africa.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Braceworks, Dylan Jones, DWR Distribution, Tara Grant, Duncan Riley

Vectorworks 2019 Webinars: What You Need to Know

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 9/14/18 1:34 PM   |  2 min read time

Excited about Vectorworks 2019 and want to learn more?

Join us for a free, “What’s New” webinar and discover the latest improvements and new features. We’re offering different webinars for the architecture, landscape, and entertainment design industries. Read the presentation descriptions below and register today.

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Topics: previsualization, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, webinars, AEC Industry, Landscape industry, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, BIM workflow, #Vectorworks2019, What's New Webinars, Entertainment industry, landscape modeling, rigging design

Unleash Your Creativity with Vectorworks 2019

Posted by Lisa Lance on 9/12/18 10:26 AM   |  1 min read time

Today's the day! Meet the newest versions of Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, and Designer, as well as Braceworks and Vision. 

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, openBIM, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 3D, 3D Modeling, BIM, Vectorworks Landmark, Braceworks, vectorworks 2019

SILV Student Spotlight: Part 3

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 9/7/18 10:20 AM   |  3 min read time

Our last SILV student is Maile Varian, a junior at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, where she studies lighting design and technology. 

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Frank Brault, previz, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, SILV 2018, Maile Varian, SFX

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