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  1. So last week I had someone who doesn't own VW want to take a look at one of my files.  I sent them the VWX file and said to find the VW Viewer for iOS and you should be all set to go.  I come to find out that VW Viewer is not a "thing" anymore.  So I tried the nomad app and the only option I am given is to show my file in 3D.  Not helpful when you want to show someone a ground plan or light plot.  This seems like a no-brainer and I know that I can convert the vwx file to pdf and then send it away,  but it is just more work when it used to be much easier.


    Or am I missing something...




  2. I am wanting to give VR a try and wondering what some good VR goggles would be?  I am looking at the Occulus Go as it is not terribly high priced and is probably of good quality.  Just want to make sure it works with VW and probably sketchup.  Thoughts?!

  3. At some point will Vision's version numbers match it's name.  I'm pretty sure I'm running some version of Vision 2018 but based on the screen grab "about" version, I'm in 23.0.2.bunch of numbers.  This probably means something to an engineer, but to a user, it means nothing.  



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  4. This possibly is more of a wish list item, but I thought I'd see if this was "in the works" before posting in the other group.


    It would be REALLY cool if all of the low poly objects in vision could be available in Spotlight as it would save a step.


    If this is currently possible somehow, I am all ears.  If not, would this be a good wishlist item?!





  5. Thanks Eddie!


    The only thing I think I'm doing different *maybe*, is that sometimes when I enter the focus point in the OIP I just select the next fixture and don't hit enter.  Either way I do it the Focus point shows up in the OIP.  I'm going to try your experiment on my end.  


    Thanks again,



  6. Just an update on this thread.  My fixtures were still not focusing correctly in Vision to the points I set in VW.  Curtains don't have anything to do with my particular problem.  Now, if I right click on a fixture in VW, select "Focus Instruments" and select the FP, it WILL work in Vision.  I tried an experiment by typing directly into the OIP Focus field.  On another fixture, I left the OIP focus field empty and did the right click thing.  The first fixture wasn't focused anywhere and the second fixture was focused exactly where it was supposed to be.


    Selecting each fixture and right clicking is kind of a pain in the ass.  Is this a bug cause I sure hope it isn't a feature.



  7. Eddie,  You helped me with this a couple of weeks ago and for the life of me I can't remember what you told me.  I have some LED strip lights that are pointing almost straight up in the air in Vision.  On my VW plot I used the "Set 3D rotation" to get them pointing downstage, but on "Send to Vision" they are still pointing almost straight up.


    I'm forgetting something!  Thanks!



  8. Is there a way to "home" moving lights in Vision?  Better yet, is there a way to have the fixtures pre-homed when imported from VW?  Second question.  How do I control moving lights in vision?  I.e., pan/tilt/color/gobo, etc?  there is the ability to shutter/iris/etc my conventionals, I just haven't figured out how to do this for my movers/leds. When getting real work done, I have a dedicated computer with vision connected to my ETC ION and everything works great.  But for just a quick look see, it would be really helpful to have these controls.


    Thanks much,



  9. On 1/24/2018 at 9:45 AM, Marissa Farrell said:

    You're correct on what the behavior should be, fixtures should export to vision in the same orientation as you sent them in.


    Which version of Vision are you using?


    I have the latest versions of VW and V running, and my conventionals still import in just kind of pointing at the stage...not necessarily where I have a focus point set (and the correct focus point referenced for the fixture in the OIP).  So, what am I missing?!




  10. I need some help STAT!  I have a Vision license and dongle.  I had to wipe my hard drive so I lost my install.  When I go to download the program again, I have to download the demo "buy" it and get a download link emailed to me.  That was last night and I still have'nt received the download link.  I am running MAC os and if anybody had the demo file that I could link to, I'd be forever grateful!  




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