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Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM
For Scott Barnes, lighting console programmer and owner of i-light design, the movie “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is more than a beloved classic from the 80s — it was the catalyst that led to an illustrious career designing 2D plots and 3D models of movie sets. “After I saw ‘ET’ at 10 years old, I realized how fascinated I was with motion pictures,” said Barnes. “I started following filmmakers, got an 8-millimeter movie camera, and began experimenting with filmmaking. Lighting logically followed, and I got my first job offer as a tech guy for a movie with George C. Scott before graduating high school.” Read More

Topics: 2D Plots, 3D Modeling Maya, 3D models, 8-Millimeter Movie Camera, beta tester, Captain America: Civil War, DWG drawings, Entertainment, Filmmaking, Gaffers, Hog Console, Inception, Lighting Plots, Motion Pictures, previsualization, Production process, Scott Barnes, Set Designers, Star Trek into Darkness, Subdivision Surfaces, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Wisywig, Ant-Man, Cameramen, Construction Crews, Data Visualization in Viewports, Dreamgirls, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, entertainment design, ESP Vision, George C. Scott, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, I-Light Design, Iron Man, Lighting Console Programmer, Marvel Movies, Movie Sets, PDF drawings, Previs, previz, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, Vectorworks 2017

Welcoming Our New UAE Distributor

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 5/10/17 9:31 AM
Our extended family keeps growing. As part of our belief in helping designers around the world tackle projects across different industries, we’re teaming up with First Star Computer as our new United Arab Emirates (UAE) distributor for Vectorworks software. With the partnership, First Star Computer adds BIM product Vectorworks Architect to its portfolio, along with the rest of the Vectorworks product line, including Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, and Vision. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, First Star Computer, infrastructure, Planet Vectorworks, real estate, United Arab Emirates, Vectorworks, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Designer, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, BIM, construction, design, Houssien Nassr, Landscape, UAE, Vectorworks Fundamentals, Vectorworks Landmark

The Software that Launched 1,000 Events

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/20/17 9:51 AM
Since the launch of the 2017 version of Vectorworks software last September, celebrations and learning opportunities continue popping up around the world. Let’s take a quick trip across the globe to see how designers are sharing their excitement about the new tools and features in the latest version of the Vectorworks line of products. Read More

Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Exertis Unlimited, grandMA2, grandMA2 console, Mattias Wreland, Nordic Design Day, Planet Vectorworks, Robert Anderson, Spotlight, Swiss User Day, Sylvia Ivanova, Vision, Andreas Kling, Basem Besada, BIM Design Day, BMV Studio, ComputerWorks, Darick DeHart, Frank Brault, Future of Design, Hugues Tsafak, Landmark, Nemetschek Bulgaria, Niels Nielsen, Spotlight Users Conference, Vectorworks 2017

Careers, Lights, and Rock 'n' Roll

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 1/6/17 11:33 AM
The Vectorworks crew attended the Rock in Rio: Lisbon music festival last summer. Partnering with Production Resource Group (PRG) to provide Vision previsualization services to the designers lighting up the event’s five nights of performances, we also took time to document the construction of the fest’s stages, talk with the bands’ lighting designers, and see the power of Vectorworks Spotlight and Vision software in action. Read More

Topics: Adam Bassett, Entertainment, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Patrick Woodroffe, PRG, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Rock in Rio Madrid, Stereophonics, Terry Cook, Vision, 2012 London Olympics, Brent Clark, Coldplay, Götz Bauer, Legends of Summer, Nick Whitehouse, Olympics, Woodroffe Bassett Design

VIDEO: Bringing Visions to Light at Rock in Rio Lisboa

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 9/16/16 10:38 AM
Over its 30-year history, the Rock in Rio music festival has entertained thousands by bringing some of the biggest musical acts from across the globe to cities like Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, and this year’s location, Lisbon, Portugal. Our latest success story highlights how the event’s lighting designers took advantage of the Vision Studio, a previsualization suite set up by PRG where designers could program their shows before the artists hit the stage, ensuring days of seamless shows for the expectant crowds. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, previsualization, PRG, rock in rio, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Success Story Video, Vision, previz, video, Vision Studio

Experience Your Best Workflows with Vectorworks 2017 Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/14/16 8:35 AM
You asked — we delivered. Vectorworks 2017 software includes more than 100 improvements and new features, over 70 percent of which were driven by designer feedback. From a best-in-industry Resource Manager and innovative irrigation tools to an improved Vectorworks Graphics Module and immersive virtual reality features, our new line of software empowers you to create unmatched experiences like never before. Read More

Topics: 3D label legends, Architecture, Building Information Modeling, cable tools, Chad Hamilton, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, Pults & Associates LLP, Resource Manager, Sholight LLC, Spotlight, Structural Member Objects, Structural Member tool, Tyler Littman, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Vision, webinars, Architect, Barman+Smart Design, BIM, Hamilton + Aitken Architects, Ion Webster, Irrigation Tools, Kellan Vincent, Landmark, Landscape, Neil Barman, Vectorworks 2017, #Vectorworks2017, Vincent Landscapes Inc., Virtual Reality, Web View

Lighting Up the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival with Spotlight and Vision Software

Posted by Pete Hicks on 9/1/16 12:48 PM
Lighting and previsualizing an event on the scale of the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival is all about working with tight deadlines and even tighter spaces. Just 24 hours before 40 performers were set to take the stage at Jones Beach Theater on Long Island, New York, entertainment designers were jockeying for space at the front of house to prepare for the coming two days of music, from the festival’s lighting designer Tyler Littman, founder of Philadelphia-based entertainment design company Sholight, LLC, to the audio, video, and laser specialists, as well as artists’ individual designers. Introductions between these varying professionals were brief, as handshakes immediately turned into workflow and logistical discussions about how all the aspects of the show were going to come together. Read More

Topics: Billboard Hot 100, Entertainment, Fetty Wap, Nathan Sykes, Rachel Platten, Sholight LLC, Tyler Littman, Vision, Ariana Grande, Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, Brandon Eckstrom, Calvin Harris, Jones Beach Theater, Martin Garrix, Zach Hendrix

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

Globe-Trotting Vectorworks Soaks up the Limelight at Design Summit, AIA, and Rock in Rio

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 6/3/16 11:22 AM
We are thrilled to see the Vectorworks name popping up more and more in the media these days. Between the 2016 Design Summit, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, and the Rock in Rio Festival, we’ve been busy connecting with our users and making headlines. Read More

Topics: 5+1AA architectures, and Architectural Record, Architecture, Building & Design + Construction magazine, DesignIntelligence, Entertainment, event, Medical Construction & Design, Metal Architecture Construction News, Metropolis, Production Resource Group, rock in rio, Simonetta Cenci, Spotlight, Studio Gray, The Office of James Burnett (OBJ), Vision, AECCafe, Archispeak, Architect magazine, Architizer, Architosh, BIM, Builtr Labs, company news, Design Summit, engineering.com, ESP Vision, John Helm, Kyle Fiddelke, Land8, Landmark, Live Design, partnership, Perspecta: The Yale Architectural Journal, the American Architects (AIA) Convention 2016, The Construction Specifier, trade shows

Live from Lisbon: Bringing Rock in Rio to You

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/24/16 11:03 AM
The days were warm, the nights were cool, and the shows were hot at Rock in Rio: Lisbon. Over our week in Portugal, we worked hard and played hard, taking every opportunity to interview the lighting designers working at the festival. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, event, playlist, PRG, rock in rio, sponsorship, Spotlight, Vision, Community, ESP Vision, inspiration, music

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