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  1. Aha! well that must be it. The missing information in the patch window is what confused me. I never went past that point before switching back to regular profiles. cheers
  2. Hi I hope this is the right place for this. I am using gobos in some profilers in vision, the projection looks ok but the beams are very low resolution. Even with the very high texture setting. What are good settings for a gobo projection image going into vision? Thanks
  3. Hi Unfortunately this is not the case for me. I did select GDTF in the MVR import dialog in vision (tried both). But there are no fixtures listed in my vision patch window. Vision recognizes the fixtures as lights, they highlight when selected, but does not populate the dmx patch. My workaround at the moment is to use similar fixtures that have the regular spotlight fixture mode, which is not optimal. cheers
  4. Hi Everything is playing nice in terms of exporting and importing mvr. However the fixtures with a gdtf fixture mode and no fixture mode, has no patch data in vision. They light up when selected but do not turn up in the vision patch window. I have also merged in fixtures, that have a regular non-gdtf fixture mode set in spotlight, and they turn up fine in the patch. Does gdtf fixture mode not register in Vision? I hope I am missing something, because I would love to use some fixture profiles from gdtf-share. Grateful for any insight. Fubbi Specs: Mac mini M1, Big Sur Vectorworks v2021 SP4 Build 602791 Vision v26.0.4.602928 Setting in Spotlight:
  5. Hi It would be really useful if the grid tool had the option to add some kind of coordinates. Cheers
  6. Bump! This bug is still buggin' in VW 2021 sp3 The workaround: Set the hole size to your desired smallest dimension before changing from holes to slots. The other dimension is now editable. Convert back to holes to adjust the smallest value.
  7. This is the one I got, there are a bunch of the same out there with different brand names. Not all of them have a drive enclosure. https://www.amazon.de/dp/B08QHN3229/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_XPYNH2ZKZHZV1YMJKYKX?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
  8. This was my logic. It was not easy getting rid of the trashcan. And when the next batch of upgraders wakes up as new macs come out the market will flood. I think its a no brainer if you can do without all the TB ports. I got a macminishaped usb hub with a 2.5'' drive enclosure as well and have not had a single moment of regret so far even i if loved the trashcan. Best machine ever built imho.
  9. I did and have not regretted it. If you want to connect a ton of peripherals the mac mini is limited in comparison. Other than that its the most bang for your buck I have ever seen apple bring.
  10. Yep, thats definitely a thing with my mac mini m1. I never shut my computer down, only sleep. And now I amost always get a message on wakeup about my external drive not having been unmounted correctly. The drive is still mounted, annoying and potentially destructive perhaps. Here is a discussion on the subject: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/external-hdd-disks-getting-ejected-when-mbp-goes-in-sleep-mode-issues-what-is-the-best-set-up.2262778/page-2
  11. Hi I have not made any big stage drawings during the pandemic. Just smaller stuff. That has been no problem whatsoever so far. The first thing I did when I got it it was to test some previously made music stage scenes with hundereds of fixtures, truss, stage elements, 3d figures and room geometry. I have no lag rotating and navigating the scene in openGL with ambient occlusion on. The file opens quickly and plays nice. If you want me to test a file for you can DM me.
  12. As long as rendering in VW is CPU based it will always be slow. Same for C4D or any other 3D program. Fast rendering needs GPU cores, at this point you dont even get that for free in C4D. The one boost you can feel is openGL. My M1 mac mini blows my mac pro 2013/6core/32GB out of the water in 3D movement of a complex scene with openGL+ambient occlusion.
  13. Just a quick note. I just got a mac mini m1 with 16mb, installed vectorworks 2021, opened a stage design with a ton of geometry and light fixtures and took it for a whirl in open GL. Its a pleasure! The same file on my 6 core trashcan with 32mb felt really heavy in switching to open GL in a 3d and rotating around. but this little sardine can does not even flinch. And it cost under a grand. First time (in 30 years) I ever got a bargain feeling out of apple. Not going to get my hopes up quite yet, but so far this felt like a major upgrade. Who knows what rosetta bugs await.
  14. @C. Andrew Dunning I will check it out. I have your tool, just didnt have them installed at the moment Thanks
  15. Hi Here are a few points that would be great for more complex projection scenarios than just a standing projector in front of a screen. - focus (not sharpness) the projector like a light fixture using focus points. - manipulate the "screen" orientation and geometry and let the projector and frostum follow - free orientation of the projector symbol - basically let the screen dictate the position of the projector. - a simple default projected texture that displays the projector number, on a grid background. cheers
  16. Hi I am just interested in projector position and frostums. Calculating how many projectors, with what specs and oriented how, do i need to cover a certain mapping scenario. Your tool looks great. I will be sure to check it out. I just made a feature request as well. You never know @trashcan have you checked out this tool?
  17. Hi I know this has been discussed before but I am still looking for the definitive method. For projection mapping projects I often end up needing my projectors to stand on their side, or other weird angles. But 90° sidways is an example. 9:16 instead of 16:9. I can break the symbol and do what i want with it of course, but with the obvious drawback of loosing all parametrics. Is that just the way it is? @C. Andrew Dunning is there something in your tools that address this? Cheerio
  18. c-stands, variable friction (magic) arms and superclamps is on the top of my dream list
  19. bump! c-stands please, I have been hoping for years too. Fubbi
  20. Hi What is the syntax for summing a bunch of cells? Say I have numbers in B3, H4 and J8 for example. I can't do =SUM(B3+H4+J8), so what is the correct way? Thank you
  21. I could have sworn i posted this the other day, but I cannot find it. If this is a double post I apologize I opened a drawing in v2021 that I was working on in v2020 and when I hit numPad 0 to go to plan view the rotation is -90°, it says 0° in the plan rotation box, but I am looking at my drawing rotated. I can type 90° in the plan rotation box to get it back to where it should be, but as soon as I hit numPad 0 it flips back to -90° and calls it 0° degrees again. EDIT: I was working inside a rotated symbol when I saved the doc and thats where I was when I opened the document. So it was just a silly self inflicted situation. Thanks
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