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  1. Charlie Winter

    Texture Reflectivity

    @bbudzon You shared with me a good explanation about the current state of textures in Vision. Could you share that here as well?
  2. I'm involved with a project right now previz'ing with Vision 2019 (Windows 10) and GrandMA2 onPC. They are talking to each other via MAnet protocol. I have not yet had an opportunity to test Vision 2019 with a real desk. Will Vision 2019 listen to MAnet from MA Hardware (Full-Size, Light, etc.), or should I be prepared to output Art-Net or sACN? Thanks!
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    GrandMA2 Console --> Vision 2019

    @klinzey Great! If I encounter anything different I'll follow up here.
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    How to get media server into Vision

    What is the affect of Universe & Channel in the 'Select Vision Video Source' window? Does it allow for stop / play of video content when opened in Vision?
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    Saved Views in Vision

    I’ve discovered the view hot keys on the keyboard to navigate quickly around Vision. What is the workflow for updating these keys, or are there other keys available for updating custom views? Thanks, C
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    Vision 2019 SP3 MVR Improvements

    Just ran into this myself today and submitted a bug.
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    Vision 2019 crashes on Mac with Nvidia

    I have 60GB allocated for my BootCamp partition.
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    Vision 2019 crashes on Mac with Nvidia

    It's not ideal, but I found that to be the best solution. I can run Windows 10 on Boot Camp with success. I'm also on a 2014 MBP, with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB.
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    Connect vision to grandMA3

    Do you have any more info about why they are dropping support for non-MA3D visualizers via MAnet, or should I pose this question to someone at ACT?
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    LX Bar Stuck in Wrong Class

    Its likely the original geometry for your hanging position is still in its original class, and you're updating the class for the PIO. Are you able to edit the geometry? There you should be able to update the class.
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    Microsoft Surface

    @Jim Wilson Curious about this. Are there future plans to incorporate touchscreen functions into Vectorworks?
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    Is there an app for that..?

    Not exactly. I was curious if there was an iOS app built specifically for the forum, rather than navigating and posting via a web browser when I’m on the go.
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    Is there an app for that..?

    Curious to know if there is a preferred forum (RSS) app on iOS to navigate the tech board or a VW forum app in development.
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    Video Projector beam

    @JBenghiat This looks like an interesting new tool. Is it functional for v2019?
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    [VISION] 2019 or MA3D

    Vision users! At the firm I work with our previz workflow has been exclusively within the MA3D bubble. After attending the Design Summit in November, my interest in Vision was peaked once more. We've had the opportunity the past few days to explore in depth what Vision has to offer. I was encouraged by the ease through which I exported/imported between VW & Vision, and the visuals have stirred conversation about when either product would be more correct for a previz scenario. What are you doing with Vision? I'd love to see examples of how other users are integrating Vision into their design process.
  16. I am sharing a video here of a 5-second intensity fade up and fade down in Vision and MA3D. I have noticed there is a bump on and bump off in Vision as it nears 0, but MA3D gradually fades up and down. Has anyone else noticed this with Vision? Vision_MA3D Dimming Curve.mp4
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    MVR questions

    @Simon Allan As a fellow end user of VW, I am equally excited MVR and the potential therein to shift the industry in how drawings are created and shared across multiple platforms. I've been following this thread for a while, and am also planning to experiment with the updates in SP3. What 3rd party software are you hoping to incorporate MVR with? The other potential I see for this is Cinema 4D (especially as it's under the Nemetschek Group) or d3 (disguise). I am no expert in the coding or software engineering required for creating the MVR container ( @bbudzon @klinzey ), but I would imagine much of your troubles with missing geometry and rotation are a result of missing code that would be generated by Vision when it creates the MVR file meant to be imported back to Vectorworks.
  18. I am having some difficulty with options in a custom RW Style, specifically the Anti-Alias and Full-Screen options. I've stumbled across what appears to be an oddity related to a custom Renderworks Style, and how it reacts to different options checked or unchecked. I first thought the issue was related to my Renderworks Style but as a result of some more digging I've been able to reproduce the following effect consistently. I've attached the working file here as well. Is my process here a misunderstanding of the RW options or are things WAD? Displayed below are screenshots from the attached file. I am using a custom Renderworks style, accompanied by an environmental HDRI image. I produced the following three rendered viewports. In the fourth viewport, I update the RW Background to a generic 2-Color, and my render appears. I believe the issue lies with the second viewport, where Full-Screen is checked and anti-alias is unchecked. In my understanding of how this should work, a rendered image should appear. ANTI-ALIAS Box is Checked ( FULL SCREEN is unchecked) FULL-SCREEN box is checked (ANTI-ALIAS is unchecked), and the render is blank. FULL SCREEN & ANTI-ALIAS boxes checked. FULL-SCREEN box is checked (ANTI-ALIAS is unchecked), and 2-Color RW Background is selected. Render appears. Renderworks AntiAliasing Bug.vwx
  19. Simon, sounds like a great question for the Vision team.
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    Displaying FPS in Vision

    In lieu of a current feature displaying the FPS in Vision, what are some preferred freeware programs people use?
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    Displaying FPS in Vision

    That's it! Great. I find this more helpful than a 3rd party solution because in the expanding debugging view it allows you to see which render feature is the most taxing on the graphics card. There is no note in the help documentation about this feature. A search for frame rate or FPS points to setting the frame rate when rendering out a movie.
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    Displaying FPS in Vision

    @markdd Frames per Second, or the frame rate of the visualizer. If your previs session seems to be lagging, chances are the frame rate is low. I like to see the frame rate as feedback to how far I can push the visualizer before it begins to lag.
  23. Under settings, in the ETC Nomad shell, check that you have sACN enabled.
  24. Hmm.. I don't recall installing a loopback adapter on my desktop for this to work. After I updated the DMX Provider in Vision to sACN everything clicked. In ETC Nomad, under the sACN Output Viewer does the Source Name read as Mac? My Source IP address is my current ethernet address.
  25. Check that your DMX Provider in Vision is set to sACN.


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