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Student Spotlight: How to Push Boundaries When You See a Need

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 7/3/18 8:41 AM
If you had told Christian A. Kurka five years ago that he would be working toward planning and designing more accessible theater spaces with the help of Vectorworks Spotlight, he probably wouldn’t have believed you. But once he was introduced to the production side of theater, he did not waste any time. Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, accessible theater, Boy Gets Girl, ADA compliance, 800 Days, Projection commands, Skateboard Park tutorial, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Southeastern Theatre Conference, SETC, Reshape tool

Introducing A Colossal Case Study on Our New and Improved Website

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/15/18 11:08 AM
Here’s a special treat to add to your #FeelGoodFriday vibes: a new customer success story on our redesigned website! Learn more about how event production firm PRP used Vectorworks for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto by checking out our new customer showcase page. We hope you’ll stay for a while and explore everything new across the website . Read More

Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Case Study, PRP, customer success story, #FeelGoodFriday, Invictus Games, Toronto, Canada, website redesign

A Match Made In… Common Sense

Posted by Guest Author on 4/11/18 7:51 AM
*This was originally published on Stageline’s blog.  What’s your Stageline unit going to look like when it’s set up onsite? What’s the best way to plan out your light, sound, and banner rigging? Vectorworks Spotlight has the answers.  Read More

Topics: Resource Manager, Vectorworks Service Select, Vectorworks Spotlight, content library, Stageline, Dane Earwaker, Justin Van Hassel, Robert Books

Meet the Open Data Format that will Change the Entertainment Industry

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 3/27/18 9:45 AM
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. Read More

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

March Tech Roundup: A Lucky Month for Users

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/22/18 11:37 AM
You’re in luck! This month’s tech roundup is filled with announcements, improvements, and more! Read More

Topics: BlueBeam, Object Info Palette, Prolyte Truss, Service Pack 3, Steve Johnson, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Spotlight, previz software, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Nomad App, Web View Virtual Reality, Bluebeam Studio, truss section data, March Tech Roundup, Photos to 3D Models, number instruments tool, Global Truss, modified user interface, Photogrammetry, Spotlight lighting device fixture modes

Here are the Reasons AV Matters Switched to Vectorworks

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/14/18 9:55 AM
Alex Rose understands the value of saving time in the entertainment industry. As a project manager at AV Matters in Orlando, Florida, he oversees the production and technical details of a wide range of events, including corporate conferences, galas, and social and charity events. Although the process of producing an event from start to finish can be stressful due to tight deadlines, it’s become much easier for Rose, as the firm recently made the switch from AutoCAD to Vectorworks Spotlight to help with the design and execution of each event. Read More

Topics: Renderworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Zumba Instructor Convention, AV Matters, 3d renderings, Soft Goods tool, content libraries, Maverick MK2 lights, Make the Move

A Promising Look at the Future of Vibrant Visualizations

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/12/18 10:03 AM
Noah Record is no stranger to designing stages for high school productions. After all, his interest in theater design stems from his own experiences in high school. But after working with the Illinois High School Theatre Festival for the past five years, he realized that his students wanted to be treated as professionals and pushed to learn as much as they could. So, he decided to raise the stakes — by integrating Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision educational licenses into the program’s production of the musical Big Fish. Read More

Topics: Free educational license, students, Vectorworks Spotlight, light plots, renderings, Vectorworks Vision, Big Fish, Mirror Tool, Illinois High School Theatre Festival, auto numbering

KCACTF Awards: Putting Eight Student Designers in the Spotlight

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/8/18 10:14 AM
After three months of hard work, the winners of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) were selected, and eight talented designers went home with, not only great experience, but a free Vectorworks Spotlight license! A huge congratulations to them. Read More

Topics: KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Vectorworks Spotlight, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, Christopher Erbe, Mattie McIntosh, Amy Beery, Liam Day, Allison Granat, KCACTF Regional Awards, Shelby Ashley, Eric Armstrong, Christiana Kuey

Vectorworks Users Win Big at Parnelli Awards

Posted by Kamica Price on 3/2/18 9:31 AM
For live event professionals, the Parnelli Awards are the industry’s version of the Oscars. Earlier this year, the 17th annual Parnelli Awards gala took place at the Anaheim Hilton during The NAMM Show 2018. Since 2001, this prestigious awards ceremony has recognized individual professionals and companies within the entertainment industry for their visual masterpieces. Read More

Topics: Tait Towers, Vectorworks Spotlight, LeRoy Bennett, Parnelli Awards, Butch Allen, Atlanta Rigging Systems, Strictly FX, Stageline Mobile Stage, Special Event Services, VER

How Spotlight Users Benefitted from Hands-on Training

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 3/1/18 10:48 AM
After a week of hands-on training, a handful of Rental and Staging Network (RSN) members can see their Spotlight visions clearly now, and their rendering pain is gone! In just five short days, they took their knowledge of our software to the next level with the help of Vectorworks Trainer Michael Groves and Entertainment Product Specialist Jim Woodward.  Read More

Topics: Jim Woodward, Training, Vectorworks Spotlight, Michael Groves, Michael Wright, Michael Andrews Audio-Visual Services, Spotlight training, Rental and Staging Network

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