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A Vectorworks 2018 Teaser: New Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On

Posted by Hannah Force on 4/4/17 9:55 AM
While it might feel like we just launched Vectorworks 2017, we’ve been hard at work preparing for the release of our Vectorworks 2018 product line. As a part of these efforts, we’re pulling back the curtain on one development to come in our next release later this year: Braceworks. Read More

Topics: E1.6, Entertainment, Germany, Moritz Staffel, point and distributed load types, rigging, straight and curved members, Structural Engineers, Temporary Truss Structures, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Design Environment, 3D Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Braceworks Temporary Structure Analysis Add-On, ComputerWorks, DTSV, Engineering codes and standards, Eurocodes, Frankfurt, managing director of DeerSoft GmbH, production professionals, Prolight + Sound 2017, static analysis, temporary structures performance analysis, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks 2018

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

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

Born to Run Lighting Cues: Top Three Takeaways from Jeff Ravitz

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/18/16 11:53 AM
Veteran lighting designer and Vectorworks software user Jeff Ravitz knows a thing or two about being the boss. After all, Ravitz is not only the Emmy-award winning founder of lighting firm Intensity Advisors, but also has been the lighting designer for The Boss himself, Bruce Springsteen, for three decades. Read More

Topics: Born to Run, E Street Band, Entertainment, Intensity Advisors, LDI, Vectorworks Spotlight, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Jeff Ravitz, LDI 2016, Live Design, The River, The River Tour

Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM
Creating functional designs that balance the wants, needs, and budgets of clients can be a time-consuming process — one that’s further complicated by the complexity of AV projects. Take the first step toward streamlining your design and budget processes and enhancing your collaboration with the “Streamlining Your Audio-Visual Workflow” webinar hosted by Audio-Visual Design Consultant Chuck Walthall of Walthall and Associates. Read More

Topics: AV Industry, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Vectorworks Spotlight, Chuck Walthall, connectCAD, inspiration, Walthall and Associates, webinar

7 Habits of Highly Effective Designers

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/26/16 11:16 AM
When you’ve been designing for years, it’s easy to pick up some bad habits that can slow down your workflow. Increase your productivity and avoid obstacles by reflecting on these tried-and-true tips from some of the most prolific Vectorworks software users. Read More

Topics: Adrian McGregor, Architecture, Entertainment, Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Forest Dickey, lindsay high stanislaw, M Group, Pacific Coast Land Design, Parramatta River Urban Design Strategy, PCLD, Rob Glisson, ROJO, ROJO Architects, rojo Architecture, Thompson Hospitality, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Christien Methot, Ground Reconsidered, inspiration, Landscape, LRSLA Studio, LRSLAstudio, M Group Architects and Interior Architects, McGregor Coxall, Michael Timcheck, Mike Zielsdorf, Old Town Newhall, parramatta, Uncategorized, Varian Designs, Vectorworks Landmark

Inspiration: Are You Ready to Rock?

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 8/5/16 11:57 AM
As the US summer concert season winds down, we’re shining a light on some of the biggest concert events of the past few years. So sit back, blast some tunes, and explore the work of some of the world’s greatest entertainment designers. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, FutureSex/LoveShow, iHeartRadio, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, legends of summer tour, Lightscape Design, Madison Square Garden, Max Conwell, MGM Grand, Morrissey, Naked Eye Lighting, PEDG, Spotlight, streamlining your audio-visual workflow, Success Stories, Vectorworks Spotlight, 1D, Case Studies, clear channel, David Lee, iHeartRadio Music Festival, inspiration, Ltd., Nick Whitehouse, One Direction, Performance Environment Design Group LLC, webinar

Previsualizing Your Shows with ESP Vision Has Never Been Easier or More Cost-Effective

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 6/28/16 12:16 PM
From churches, theatres, and schools to corporate events, concerts, and music festivals, the demand for exceptional previsualization software to cue shows and perfect experiences is at an all-time high. So to help these growing and varying needs, we’re offering a more cost-effective pricing structure for Vision, our previz software. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, lighting designers, Planet Vectorworks, previsualization, programmers, Spotlight, Universe, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, company announcements, company news, entertainment design, ESP Vision, previz software

VIDEO: Pushing Technology to New Dimensions with Quince Imaging

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/21/16 9:24 AM
From NBA games to corporate events, image projection and 3D technology company Quince Imaging dazzles viewers by mapping vibrant, moving displays onto every surface imaginable. The team at Quince Imaging combines the talents of engineers, media server operators, and motion graphics artists to produce their shows, using Vectorworks Spotlight software to pull it all together. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, NBA, projection mapping, Spotlight, Success Story, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D Modeling, image projection, inspiration, motion graphics, Quince Imaging, video

Inspiration: Painting, Performing, and Projecting a Picture of Life in Baltimore

Posted by Pete Hicks on 3/31/16 11:58 AM
The crowd thrummed in anticipation to the beat of the music in Baltimore, Maryland’s Inner Harbor before the nightly performance of Diorama, a live show combining the talents of artist Michael Owen, choreographer Tony Byrd, and lighting designer Jay Herzog. Diorama is billed as a hybrid art piece showcasing dancing and painting in symbiosis, but like everything else at the inaugural Light City event, the longer you watched the more you discovered. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, grandMA2, Jay Herzog, Michael Owen, Spotlight, Tony Byrd, Vectorworks Spotlight, Community, Diorama, ESP Vision, inspiration, Light City, Light City Baltimore

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