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About lalcaraz

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    Lighting Designer
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    home.socal.rr.com/lradesigns
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    CA
  1. I have created a set of tutorials (over 24 hours total) that teach VectorWorks from beginning to end. They cover 2d drafting, 3d modeling, RenderWorks and Spotlight. They also cover AutoPlot, Savvy Tools, Lighwright 5 and Adobe Acrobat Writer. To learn more, go to the training video page on my website: http://lradesigns.com/training-videos/ They are designed to teach VectorWorks classes but can be used just to brush up on tools you already know. Thank you! Lonnie Alcaraz Professional Lighting Designer Professor at UCIrvine
  2. I have created a set of tutorials (over 24 hours total) that teach VectorWorks from beginning to end. They cover 2d drafting, 3d modeling, RenderWorks and Spotlight. They also cover AutoPlot, Savvy Tools, Lighwright 5 and Adobe Acrobat Writer. To learn more, go to the training video page on my website: http://lradesigns.com/training-videos/ They are designed to teach VectorWorks classes but can be used just to brush up on tools you already know. Thank you! Lonnie Alcaraz Professional Lighting Designer Professor at UCIrvine
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    Email Notification Default

    Thanks Katie It would be extremely helpful
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    Auto-renumber Positions Problem

    Kevin Thanks for the response, I believe we have gone round with this before, as I recall the answer -- will this be fixed in V10? But the real question is, why is 1 position on the plot notoriously renumbering itself when autonumber is Off? Thanks Lonnie
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    Email Notification Default

    Can that be changed?
  6. I posted this question a few months ago but never received any response. Is it possible, when posting a new topic, to have the 'Email Notification' box checked as a default. I cannot think of a time that I would not want this checked and it gets really annoying when I forget to check it. Thanks Lonnie
  7. My assistant has had problems on the plot we are working on. We have to leave added units as a letter designation (ie. 1a, 2a, etc) and also have accessories like twinspins that need to stay with the letter designation. She has turned off Auto Renumber but the Twin Spins and all units on the Beam 3 position continue to renumber themselves, causing her an extra 1/2 hour of work everytime she exports back to Lightwright Any ideas? Thanks Lonnie
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    Crashing when Rendering

    Matthew and Katie Thank you so much for the responses. This computer is actually my Students and as I do not use Mac, I am hoping all of this makes sense to her I will pass it along and see if it fixes it. The file renders fine on my PC notebook, so I am thinking it is probably memory allocation, unless the Image Color bug is specific to Mac Thanks again Lonnie
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    Crashing when Rendering

    I have allotted the maximum amount of RAM that my computer will allow Any other ideas?
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    Crashing when Rendering

    I have a file that crashes when I use Final Quality Renderworks I tried to use custom renderworks and it seems that when I set it to High, Transparency On and Anti-Aliasing on, it crashed If I lower to "Low" or turn off either Transparency or Anti-aliasing, it renders without crashing but does not look good The error I get is:The application Vectorworks has unexpectedly quit, because an error type 2 occurred. I am using a Mac Notebook 400 with a 30gig HD and 576 megs of RAM I can render at final quality in other files but not in this one This file renders fine on all other machines I have tried it on, except for the notebook Any ideas? Thanks
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    Another Degree Symbol Bug

    Kevin Thanks for the info. I hope you can resolve it. Why would this be happening on the same machine when importing/exporting from Lightwright to Vectorworks? Thanks Lonnie
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    Another Degree Symbol Bug

    Kevin Passing the Symbol Name Field and the Use Legends Field is a very useful thing to do, so that when Orphans come in, they are complete. I spoke with a friend who uses Spotlight on a network with an Equal amount of PC's and Mac's and he say's that the exact same thing happens to the Degree Symbol when transferring from Mac to PC or vise versa. Thus it is not just a LW/VW thing. Let me know what you find out Thanks Lonnie
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    Another Degree Symbol Bug

    When 9.5 came out there was a bug that would cause any Lighting Instruments with the Degree Symbol to change to rectangles because VW did not understand that symbol and thus the symbol name (ie Source 4's) I know that Kevin fixed this problem and it is integral in 9.5.1 but I now have a new, related bug. If I am using the stock ETC symbols with the Degree Symbol in the name and I export it into Lightwright and then back into VW, the degree symbol changes from a small circle to a box, thus whehn I refresh, all Source 4's turn into rectangles. In LW, the degree symbol is fine, and in the expoted "text" file, the degree symbol is fine but when that text file goes into VW, it changes it to a box. Any fix for this? One other problem that I do not understand is that the stock Altman 8" Fresnel symbol does the same thing but the name of the symbol and the name in the symbol name field appear to match but it stays as a rectangle until I use "replace with active symbol" Thanks Lonnie
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    LOSING PREFERENCES

    I am glad that someone else is having these problems I have posted it, along with some of my students but have not gotten adequate replies This happens randomly and on may different machine and machine types Please help
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    Multi Circuit Unit roblem

    I actually had Kevin Moore look at the symbols I had created and he found the problem In the "Device Type" in the light info record, I have put in LIGHT (ALL CAPS) Spotlight, for some reason does not like that, so when I changed the defaults to "Light", they were fine I also was told by Kevin that it is best to leave the "Device" field blank, as it is filled in when you choose to insert something as a light or an accessory in Spotlight

 

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