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Kevin Allen

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About Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. hmmm, I know I've had the same frustration in other programs. Nor sure about AI or CC in general.
  2. Reach out to them, OZcad is very responsive and perhaps there is a 2020 version, ie maybe the 2019 version will work. I love AnimationWorks, BUT if you're after something articulated, like a dancer AnimationWorks cannot create that type of movement. You could get an object to track through.
  3. There is a somewhat older Escalator tool in the Architect toolset. Not sure if it's included with Spotlight.
  4. Maybe I missed it, but I would want a count of the tiles and types. I'd want them in 3D. Not sure there's a good way to count symbol, or keep records attached...
  5. I just poked around a bit too. I was going to comment on the number of point lights, each of which adds considerable computing time. Multiple points lights add time exponentially. I was going to experiment with a vectorworks spotlight object or two. Also wondering if there is a solution with IES files and custom lights. GI means...?
  6. I typically use Duplicate Array, BUT when trimming that will mess with counts.
  7. I've done this type of thing on a smaller scale, but painstakingly manually.
  8. Glass setting are somewhat a matter of taste, but some guidelines below. The Portal option in Indirect Lighting allows light through the glass. I might also experiment with a backlit shader and not glass. In order for light rays to bend correctly, Glass requires two surfaces; glass objects should be a 3D Object, not a simple 3D Polygon. Without a second surface, the light will bend as if it is going into glass, but not bend back. When creating glass for a window, Press the Indirect Lighting Options button in the Texture Definition Dialog. There, choose Portal and Emit Light.
  9. Do the glass textures have 'portal' selected in the shader?
  10. Photometric tools only work with spotlight lighting devices. They need to be on and focused. your house lights must be spotlight lighting devices, which can be custom made if you’re not using theatrical fixtures so you need those ficus pint objects. They and the photo metic objects can be classed or on their own layer to control visibility.
  11. Do you include large texture images? I've done some big shows, with complex geometry, and 5Gb is an insane file size.
  12. What is the current status of VWX and Catalina?


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