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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

Tech Roundup: May 2016

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 5/20/16 12:45 PM
Scale up your design skills with two new video tutorials in this month’s Tech Roundup. Read More

Topics: Education, Entertainment, Planet Vectorworks, resources, scaling, Spotlight, Tech Roundup, Vectorworks Designer, Vision, 3D Modeling, ESP Vision, video

Live from Lisbon: Rock in Rio Pre-Show

Posted by Elizabeth Bauman on 5/18/16 5:07 PM
By Liz Bauman, Content Marketing and Strategy Manager at Vectorworks, Inc. Read More

Topics: 30th Rock in Rio, Adam Lambert, Entertainment, @FrankOnDesign, Joseph Simons, previsualization, PRG, Queen, rigging, Rock in Rio Lisbon, Stewart Rom, Stewart Rom Chief Marketing Officer, Vision, Ariana Grande, Avicii, Baltimore Maryland, Beyoncé, Brandon Eckstorm, Bruce Springsteen, "Crazy in Love", Cueing, entertainment and event technology solutions, ESP Vision, Frank Brault, Hollywood Vampires, Joe Dimaio, KoЯn, lighting design, lighting technology, Lisbon Portugal, Liz Bauman Content Marketing and Strategy Manager, Maroon 5, Parque da Bela Vista, previz, Vision Studio

Inspiration: Sunday Services with a Rock and Roll Twist

Posted by Hannah Force on 2/16/16 11:49 AM
When someone thinks about attending a service at their house of worship, their first thought probably isn’t about the visually spectacular production they’re about to witness. But that’s just where Seth Thiesen brings his skills to bear as a production and lighting director. Read More

Topics: Entertainment, House of Worship, North Point Ministries group, scenic design, set design, Seth Thiesen, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, ESP Vision, inspiration, lighting design, LightWright plugin, North Point Community Church

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