Tech Roundup: June 2017

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 6/28/17 8:31 AM   |  1 min read time

This summer, take a break from the pool and dive into the next five videos of our Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series, created to further develop your design and rendering skills. In these installments, architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect covers textures and how to create sunlight in Renderworks, the fully-integrated feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software. If you missed the first 15 episodes, you can catch up on the videos here.

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Topics: Architecture, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, textures, Vectorworks, 3D Objects, Daniel Jansenson, Daniel Jansenson Architect, Heliodon tool, Landscape, Vectorworks 2017 software, line renderings, surface hatch

South African Events Designer Visualizes the Peak Event of ‘July Fever’ with Vectorworks Software

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/23/17 10:58 AM   |  6 min read time

Ryan Dunbar, freelancer and former designer for events service provider Gearhouse South Africa (GHSA), has been drawing and conceptualizing stage and visual concepts for the live entertainment industry for over ten years. He has designed a wide range of events including televised awards shows, outdoor music festivals, Bollywood concerts, corporate launches, and professional conferences.

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Topics: Entertainment, Renderworks, Vectorworks, Gearhouse South Africa, GHSA, Greyville Racecourse, Jack Daniels BOOMTOWN stage, July Fever, Ryan Dunbar, South Africa, Times Live, Vodacom Durban July

Tech Roundup: April 2017

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 4/28/17 10:31 AM   |  1 min read time

April’s almost over, so to finish it off strong we’re showering you with some rendering tips to help you plant the seeds of success. This month, we’re covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series led by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first ten episodes, you can catch up on videos 1 through 5 with this post and videos 6 through 10 with this post.

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Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, textures, transparency shaders, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, displacement settings, Landscape, Uncategorized, video, YouTube

Tech Roundup: January 2017

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/31/17 11:42 AM   |  1 min read time

A new year deserves new skills. To make 2017 your year for wowing clients with high-quality renderings, this month's Tech Roundup is covering the next five videos in the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series hosted by Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect. If you missed the first five installments in the series, check out this post.

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Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Hidden Line Rendering, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, Tech Roundup, tech support, Tutorial, @VectorworksHelp, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, Landscape, video, YouTube

Part of the Family: Beta Testing Vectorworks Software

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 1/3/17 10:35 AM   |  5 min read time

The majority of the new and improved features in each version of Vectorworks software are based on user suggestions, but the impact of user input doesn’t stop there. Vectorworks has a team of beta testers from within the design industry who explore new features in the software before it’s released each year, informing us of how to improve key functionalities. We’re extremely grateful for all of their hard work, and according to beta tester Ion Webster, the feeling is mutual.

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Topics: Architecture, beta tester, California Polytechnic State University, Camera Match, CameraMatch, door and window styles, Renderworks, slab drainage tool, structural objects, Vectorworks Graphics Module, Cal Poly, Ion Webster, Pults and Associates LLP, Vectorworks 2016, Vectorworks 2017, Virtual Reality, Web View

Team BIM Unlimited Takes Home Award in Build Earth Live Hyperloop Competition

Posted by Guest Author on 12/12/16 11:42 AM   |  11 min read time

By Martyn Horne, Group Product Development, Exertis Unlimited

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Topics: Al Maktoum, Architecture, Asite, #BELHyperloop, BIM Unlimited, Dubai, Exertis Unlimited, Fujairah, Gregory Fortune, Irina Angelo, Jonathan Reeves, Martyn Horne, Renderworks, Rodrigo Couto, Rubén Hernández Fontana, Scia Engineer, SimTread, Solibri Model Checker, Takeshi Kimura, Tokyo University of Science, United Arab Emirates, University of Tokyo, Vectorworks Architect, Adoddle, BEL, BIM, Build Earth Live, Cloud, FlowDesigner, GIS, Hyperloop, IFC, Landmark, Synchro 4D, Vectorworks Landmark, Yasin Idris

Articulate Your Vision with Entertainment Renderings

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 11/10/16 10:38 AM   |  1 min read time

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. 

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Topics: Broadway, Entertainment, rendering, Renderworks, Spotlight, Vectorworks Spotlight, Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design, webinar

Improve Your Rendering Skills and Earn Continuing Education Credit with a New Webinar

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 10/26/16 11:53 AM   |  1 min read time

Want to wow your clients and improve your presentations with stunning renderings? Whether you’re new to rendering or looking for techniques to make quicker, easier, and more detailed illustrations, the SITE: VIZ | Site Design Visualization Using Vectorworks webinar gives you the skills to create more realistic, appealing site design visualizations. After just 60 minutes, you'll be equipped to detail to your clients exactly what it’s like to be inside your designs, even down to the furniture.

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Topics: Eric Gilbey, Morris Terra, Renderworks, SITE: VIZ, Todd McCurdy, Irrigation Design in Vectorworks Landmark 2017, Landscape, Morris Architects, Vectorworks Landmark, webinar

Remarkable Renderworks: Witness the Power of Rendering Features

Posted by Pete Hicks on 10/4/16 12:17 PM   |  1 min read time

An important step in convincing your client to bring a project to life is showing them exactly how the design will look in the real world, which is why the integrated Renderworks feature set in Vectorworks 2017 software is vital to the success of your future projects. And since we’re dedicated to your success, we’re bringing you the Remarkable Renderworks tutorial series highlighting the best practices of rendering expert Daniel Jansenson of daniel jansenson architect.

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Topics: Architecture, Entertainment, Remarkable Renderworks, rendering, Renderworks, 2017, cropped perspective, daniel janesenson architect, Daniel Jansenson, Landscape, perspective, Vectorworks 2017, Vectorworks software, Visualization

Streamline Your Audio Visual Workflow in 60 Minutes

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 9/21/16 11:03 AM   |  1 min read time

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.

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

Render for Success with this New Tutorial Series

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 7/28/16 12:00 PM   |  3 min read time

Usually, the more time you spend on a rendering the better the output, but you typically can’t afford to spend multiple days finishing a single image. Understanding how to balance time and quality in your rendering workflow is a key to success. This training series will help you understand how to save on time while still producing high-quality renderings by investigating the full capabilities of Renderworks software.

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Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, rendering, Rendering for Success, Renderworks, resource, Tutorial, Visualizing Success with Rendering Software, Landscape, video

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