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  1. Hi Kevin Cheers for the update. Looking forward to SP4!
  2. Ive posted this in the Rendering forum also. Ive started seeing a strange issue whereby I create viewports on sheet layers, override the light objects (both from Spotlight & RW lights) until it looks right, render, close the file, re-open, re-render - then all of my Spotlight light objects turn-off for no apparent reason. The VW light object dont do this. I then need to go back to the design layer and re-create the viewport to get it to render properly. Ive attached a sample file with most of the geometry ripped-out (for IP reasons). Render test.vwx Another problem that I regularly run into are VW light objects blanking-out their names when I try to edit them in the Visualisation/Lights palette - normally when I select multiple lights and edit several at once. When this happens, I cant edit them in the sheet layer. Any insight would be appreciated.
  3. Ive started seeing a strange issue whereby I create viewports on sheet layers, override the light objects (both from Spotlight & RW lights) until it looks right, render, close the file, re-open, re-render - then all of my Spotlight light objects turn-off for no apparent reason. The VW light object dont do this. I then need to go back to the design layer and re-create the viewport to get it to render properly. Ive attached a sample file with most of the geometry ripped-out (for IP reasons). Render test.vwx Another problem that I regularly run into are VW light objects blanking-out their names when I try to edit them in the Visualisation/Lights palette - normally when I select multiple lights and edit several at once. When this happens, I cant edit them in the sheet layer. Any insight would be appreciated. Will post in the Spotlight forum too.Render test.vwx
  4. Kia Ora Cookie Cheers for that. Ive come up with workflow that doesn't add too much complexity. I create a layer called LX Vertical and put all my upright lighting and positions on this. For the sheet layer LX Plot, I just overlay a view port with uprights only - will all labels set to invisible. Life is pretty good in NZ thanks - all things considered!
  5. OK got that. Clearly something lacking in the way I create DLVPs - will look into it. Cheers again
  6. Hi @markdd I tried to create a DLVP of just the Schematic View object - but VW would default to creating a DLVP of the vertical truss instead. But no stress - I created the DLVP of the vertical truss and made all the label classes invisible for this from within the VP - and got this which actually works better - gives a proper top view of the truss on a sheet layer. Just need to structure my layers to adapt. Something like: LX Gen - for most fixtures but not vertical positions LX Verts - for 3D views of vertical LX postions (renders and Vision) LX DLVP - for showing vert positions on LX Plots, allows me to set labels to invisible for these only LX Schematics - for showing vert position detail on LX Plots Feels like a hybrid Plot & Model/Schematic View work flow - but seems to work. Many thanks for the inspiration!
  7. Almost moved to a new Schematics Views workflow from a Plot & Model View (RIP) workflow - but one issue remains. When showing 2D labels in Plan View which both schematic view object & linked vertical truss lighting position - I get a bunch of overlaid 2D labels next to the vertical truss as shown: Is there a way not to show the 2D labels for the vertical truss and only the schematic view? With the schematic view object showing the detail - the vertical truss would only be useful in showing the position of the truss. Of course, I need this to be in the correct position for renders and Vision also. Cheers in advance.
  8. I have a dual-monitor setup for my Win PC. For some reason, VW has decided to open all windows on my right monitor, despite moving the main window to my left monitor for all my work. Ive tried saving the palette positions. How can I tell VW to open with the same arrangement every time? Could this be a corrupt preferences file? Cheers
  9. Many thanks @bbudzon & @BrandonSPP for coming back to me. Yes - I actually found that nvidia post and concluded that this was the reason my MBP wasnt allowing Vision to work. In the end - I installed Vision on an Asus laptop and it worked fine. So its looking like a VW2020 and Vision 2020 workflow for me. The only remaining issue for me is not being able to display vertical LX positions in a 2D layout - like I normally would - with the usual 2D labels. Once I find a solution for this (rather than having to show my verts in 3D with 3D labels) - I will be sorted!
  10. Im trying to find a seamless, efficient and reliable workflow between VW & Vision - and havent been able to crack it thus far. Having said that - Ive only just started using Vision - thanks to this becoming available in service select. The reason I work across Win & OSX is that I work in Win PCs at work and a Macbook at home. What I have tried.... VW2020 (Win 10) ->Vision 2020 (Win 10): Using Send To Vsion command. The only combo that has allowed me to successfully export to Vision. However, Im having serious issues with Schematic Views (which seem to be shared by others) as I do a lot of vertical LX positions and I cant seem to easily show my vertical positions in a simple 2D view with lighting labels. Im having to create 3D labels and show vertical trusses & booms in a 3D view to show the required info - too time consuming. I could export my VW2020 file back to VW2019 (for LX plots) but then I would need to rebuild my vertical positions. VW2019 (OSX 10.14) -> Vision 2020 (OSX 10.14): I prefer to work in 2019 as I can use Plot & Model View - not perfect by any stretch but at least I can show both 3D views and LX plots the way I want to. I can do this quickly. I cant use the Send To Vision command and VW cant find Vision 2020. When I try to export to MVR and open this in Vision, the Fixture Mode & Patch info isnt transferring. Do I need to separately values into the GTDF Fixture Mode Window for this to work? The help file mentions having to build GDTF files but VW already knows the fixture mode. Do I need to go to the trouble of building GDTF file via the GDTF website to get this to work? VW2019 (OSX 10.14) -> VW2020 (OSX 10.14) -> Vision 2020 (OSX 10.14): The idea here is that I do most things in VW2019, which means that I can do everything I need in VW, then open in VW2020 to tweak and export to Vision 2020. Everything (Fixture Mode & Patch) seems to export fine to Vision, but Vision crashes when I select a light fixture - every time. It does this after using both Send To Vision & Export To MVR commands. Ive attached the VW 2020 & v3s file for anyone who cares to try it. I would appreciate any wisdom here - cheers in advance. Vision Test File.vwx Vision Test File.v3s
  11. Sorry - visualisation lighting overrides for sheet layer viewports. So I create my SLVP from the design layer then tweak the lights from the SLVP.
  12. Hi Peter - yes sounds perfectly logical but had thought that the sheet layer overrides would take 100% control of these in the SL. But many thanks for responding - much appreciated.
  13. Ive actually found out thru another thread what the problem is - the light needs to be turned on in the design layer in order for shutters and gobos to render properly in the sheet layer!

 

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