Meet the Keynote Speakers for the 2020 Vectorworks Design Summit

Posted by Kamica Price on 2/13/20 11:57 AM   |  2 min read time

If these five reasons to attend the Vectorworks Design Summit weren’t enough to convince you, here’s another reason to join us — we have two incredible keynote speakers.

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Topics: Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Patrick Woodroffe, Training, Design Summit, entertainment design, lighting design, Vectorworks Design Summit, Woodroffe Bassett Design, Parnelli Awards, San Diego, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, Roland Greil, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Adele

Your Favorites: Top 9 Posts from 2019

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 12/23/19 3:59 PM   |  3 min read time

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back on our top stories of 2019. From GDTF to IFC4 to landscape BIM, here’s a roundup of your favorite Planet Vectorworks blog posts.

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Topics: Architecture, AV Industry, buildingSMART International, Eric Gilbey, Landscape Design, rendering, Southampton Solent University, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks Spotlight, Big BIM, BIM, connectCAD, entertainment design, interior design, Landscape Architecture, McGregor Coxall, Vectorworks Landmark, GDTF, Lumion LiveSync, Michael Brightman, Prolight + Sound, Brightman Designs, BIM for Landscape, IFC4, Skakki Studio, Lydia Southwell

KISS Final Tour Boasts Sensational Production Design

Posted by Alex Altieri on 12/12/19 2:28 PM   |  2 min read time

When KISS announced their “End of the Road” tour — the last leg of their 40-year run — fans may have wondered what their stage setup would look like; after all,  KISS is known for somewhat in-your-face show productions (one needs only to recall Gene Simmons’s iconic fire breathing gag). The ongoing tour does not fail to deliver on the awe-inspiring concert experience we’ve come to expect from the rock legends.

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Topics: Vectoworks Spotlight, entertainment design, SRae Productions, Vectorworks 2020, Production Design

Spellbound: Our Favorite Lighting Designs for Halloween

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/31/19 3:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Trick or treat! Unmask the processes used to design these spooky entertainment projects.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, Case Study, entertainment design, Halloween, lighting design, Macbeth, Royal Swedish Opera, Dracula, projection design, Radiance Lightworks

How Does He Do It? Insight from an Entertainment Designer

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/9/19 12:24 PM   |  10 min read time

 

“I’ve pointed lights at a lot of interesting things in my life.”

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Topics: MiniCAD, Vectorworks Spotlight, Vision, entertainment design, lighting design, Brendan Gray, projection design, TIME 100 Gala, Candy Crush, Gray Matter Visual, Elton John, Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Teaser Tuesday: Schematic Views

Posted by Alex Altieri on 8/20/19 11:01 AM   |  1 min read time

This #TeaserTuesday, enjoy the sophisticated, precise documentation of rigging objects with our new feature for the entertainment industry Schematic Views.

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, video, Vectorworks Forum, Vectorworks 2020, Schematic Views, Catalina, macOS

Global Collaborators Design Legendary Nightclub in 5 Months

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 7/25/19 2:22 PM   |  2 min read time

Nightclubs are more than just places to party. They are live entertainment venues, stomping grounds of famous DJs, centers for celebration. So how do you design a top club from across the globe?

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Topics: Vectorworks Spotlight, entertainment design, Collaboration, user success story, Live Legends, One Third, OT-Kun, Daan Oomen, Serge Patist, Kunming, China, nightclub design, Design Collaboration Software

From 2D to 3D: One Entertainment Firm's Success Story

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/25/19 1:32 PM   |  1 min read time

Stagestruck, a full-service entertainment production firm from the UK, were searching for the best 3D solution to meet client needs. Vectorworks Spotlight fit the bill.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D design, Case Study, entertainment design, Marionette, Make the Move, user success story, Stagestruck, Point Cloud Integration, 2D to 3D, Automated Reports, Tom Cordory

All You Need to Know About the 2018 Prolight + Sound Show

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 4/30/18 2:24 PM   |  2 min read time

Last week, the annual Prolight + Sound show took place in Frankfurt, Germany, with over 90,000 visitors from 152 countries. This event allowed many of our esteemed Vectorworks colleagues to share the latest and greatest in entertainment design.

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Topics: Andreas Thierer, Germany, Jeremy Powell, Jim Woodward, Moritz Staffel, Vision, Brandon Eckstorm, ComputerWorks, entertainment design, Frankfurt, Braceworks, Deersoft GmbH, Vectorworks Entertainment, Josef Valchar, Gerhard Krude, General Device Type Format, Robe lighting, Prolight + Sound 2018, Rüdiger Benz, Marvin Säuberlich, Staatstheater Stuttgart, Jörg Schuchardt, René Berhorst, press briefing, MA Lighting Technology, CADLIFE GbR

Marvel Movies & More with One Lighting Programmer

Posted by Hannah Force on 5/23/17 11:31 AM   |  5 min read time

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.”

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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

Tech Roundup: February 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 2/22/17 8:49 AM   |  1 min read time

February may be the shortest month, but there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your skills with these quick tutorials.

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Topics: Light Objects, modeling, Planet Vectorworks, rendering, Richard Meier, Richard Meier's Jubilee Church, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, 3D design, 3D Modeling, display settings, entertainment design, Jubilee Church, lighting design, Wireframe

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