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Mike Wright

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  1. I've had the same occur in the past few days but with VW2020 In my case (and this has happened a couple of times) the gobos came back when I un-hid a certain class in the viewport. The fixtures were NOT in this class. I duplicated a sheet layer including its' viewport, changed some class visibilities to hide some video screen objects and rendered - no gobos, no fixture geometry BUT the light was 'on' and casting shadows. I checked that the lights were not in the hidden class in the design layer, moved the video screen objects into a new class, enabled the original class in the viewport and the gobos and fixture geometry rendered. very strange
  2. I believe if you hold 'ALT' whilst dragging objects it will prevent them from attaching to rigging objects
  3. The seating tool is basically dead now I think. Way way to buggy to be useful.
  4. I like what I see in the demo version. I have question as to the future development of the plugin. There are some noticeable omissions from the current release such as automatic classing of objects, the ability to manipulate text size etc. Is there a list of planned developments or a pathway for further integration? I had a hard enough time convincing my company to invest in braceworks when I had to tell them all the things it didn't do and I don't want to go through the same process!
  5. Thanks for the pointers The problem stemmed form some symbols I created in a previous version of VW (Prolyte 30D configurable corners, no longer in production and quite rare anyway). I needed to set the connection rotation for each face to 180deg for the apex down symbols
  6. Whenever I try to build a truss using prolyte triangular truss symbols the first connection always rotates the truss by 180deg and forces the truss to draw 3D only: Both symbols are apex down Anybody else experiencing this? VW2020 Windows 10
  7. Most text seems to operate best at default size if you are working in a 1:50 screen scale
  8. Hi No there is not. You will need to create an extrude the same shape as the screen and map a glow texture to that
  9. I too find that 'Fine Tune Camera' does not work. It doesn't jump like above but the controls do nothing and the whole tool slows down VWX VW2020 Windows 10
  10. I've noticed in VW2020 that the text fill in the stage deck tool is offset Bug or something I'm doing wrong?
  11. Hi There is no current curved LED tool unfortunately. I build them as individual screens but you then need to build content for each section of the screen. As i visualise a lot of these my workflow is generally to draw a Regular Polygon with sides the length of each panel and the number of sides to reflect the angle between each panel (ie 360/x). This gives me the required diameter etc. I then use either the LED screen to create a 1 panel wide by x high LED screen, line this up with the polygon and then use duplicate array to create a circular duplication. If i need to add screen content I just create an extrude the same shape as the face of the entire screen and apply texture to this. Hoping this gets built into the LED screen tool, I'm sure it's been requested
  12. Hi Unfortunately the functionality you seek does not exist (despite it being a very common rigging practice). Multiple users have pointed this out.
  13. Yes. Also they do not work for circular trusses. I have raised this with tech support and a bug is filed I believe
  14. There is now a bug filed for this. Expected fix in SP2
  15. Do you know where I can get VW 2020 SP0? Doesn't appear on the downloads page
  16. Strangely, you can only change the trim height with one truss object selected, it will move the rest of the system as well though as long as you have it all connected properly
  17. You need to change the trim height of the truss system not the hoist hook. The hoist hook will adjust to the new trim height but not the other way round
  18. I haven't rolled back yet but I can confirm that the problem does not manifest in VW2019 so I'm just going to take the whole project back to that
  19. I am also having this problem Interesting that it is an SP1 problem, I will roll back.
  20. When trying to connect the circular truss in the attached file to the top tri truss, i get a repeatable instant crash. I am using a hoist symbol as the connection. It does not matter if the truss circular truss is flat or at an angle. The connection I am attempting is this: Also on the rare occasions that it does not crash, the low hook of the hoist does not appear in the correct position, it sits directly below the circle as if it was not at an angle. The Z value of the hook is the same as the centre of the circle truss or possibly the Z value of the start of the truss section it is attaching to1: Looks like another annoying bug that us paying beta testers now expect to come across. VW 2020 SP1 Windows 10 truss connection crash.vwx
  21. if your pipe and drape is directly below a truss it is probably adding it to the truss as a load and therefore giving it thew same Z value. The same happens if you move lighting fixtures that are perhaps part of a floor package under a truss and all of a sudden they are flown! I believe if you hold 'ALT' whilst you drag it will not attach to the truss (not 100% on this, it works for rigging objects like hoists) A work around is to hide your truss layer when you move the p&d or perhaps use the clip cube
  22. You need to make the base and clamp into a group with the 'Parts' record format applied and 'Base' ticked. Have a search for videos explaining how to build custom lighting instruments, this explains the roles of the parts record
  23. Not sure it's everything Would be interesting to hear what people's experience on this is. You cannot rotate a video screen object for instance.
  24. Hopefully a fix soon. There is a similar manifestation of this problem I think in the below. I am trying to draw a 2 point bridle from two structural members to be in line with the truss. The bridle always draws at a slight angle: Maybe this is something I am doing wrong?
  25. It is pretty common tor bridle off a beam or house points parallel to a truss if say you need to distribute your load or avoid HVAC/lower steel work. This would seem to be a pretty big over-site. And if the house points tool doesn't do parallel two leg bridles and you cannot attach a single hoist to it in a striaght drop then what on earth is it for?

 

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