Announcing a New Entertainment Design Tutorial by Kevin Lee Allen

Posted by Lisa Lance on 2/4/14 9:13 AM  |  2 min read time

We're excited to announce a new training guide by award-winning scenic and lighting designer Kevin Lee Allen for users of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks software: Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, Third Edition.

While the methods and techniques described are applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits, and themed architecture or interiors, this tutorial focuses on a project that creates lighting, sound, and set designs for the stage, the root of entertainment design.

The guide outlines a process of design development and collaboration with other designers and technical staff. The text is tutorial-based and directs the user to create two projects: a simple 3D object and scenic, sound, and lighting designs for a theoretical Broadway-scale production of Romeo & Juliet.

“I’m always excited when I receive a new version of Vectorworks,” said Allen. “There are always so many new features and tools to explore, and they make my work better and more efficient. I’m even more excited when I then get to write about what I’ve learned and share those secrets with others. Vectorworks 2014 is a major upgrade for those of us in the entertainment industries. In Vectorworks 2014, there are many improvements that speed the workflow. The new Taper Face tool and Twist tool simplify and speed up the modeling of complex shapes. For lighting designers, there are improvement to Spotlight Lighting Devices, a new tool for the creation of Lighting Positions, and one for creating Legends and/or Lighting Position Summaries, the latter two created by Josh Benghiat. The new Brick Shader and Displacement Maps advance any designer’s ability to create amazing renderings. All of these things, and more, are explored in the new tutorial.”

This book can be used by professional designers or students, educators, or schools. It is intended for use with the 2014 version of Vectorworks Spotlight with Renderworks or Designer with Renderworks. Visit our Training Guides & Publications page for more information about this and other Vectorworks tutorials.

Topics: Resources, Production & Lighting Design

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