Jump to content

MrTemplate

Member
  • Posts

    320
  • Joined

Reputation

92 Excellent

Personal Information

  • Occupation
    Lighting & Template Designer, Author
  • Homepage
    www.fieldtemplate.com
  • Hobbies
    LD, Author, graphic designer
  • Location
    United States

Recent Profile Visitors

2,475 profile views
  1. Hi Mauro; thanks for your screen shots. 1] are the "containers" in the container folder? and, if i'm not out of touch, the size of the containers are finite, right? that is, they can't expand their size, if the data inside the container is larger than the edge of the container? also, 2] are the data fields aligned? it would seem like the "DMX Address" data field needs to be aligned to the right edge of its container, while the "Universe" data field needs to be aligned to the left edge of its container, so the two would not overlap?
  2. Hi Mauro; I'm a bit confused by your screen shots, i'm not sure what portion of the label legend is appearing properly, and which part is "corrupted." in the top screen shot it looks like the "channel" data text needs to be "widened," so that the number doesn't potentially word-wrap? and the "universe" data text needs to be both "wider" and a larger font size to equal the font size of the DMX address and the channel texts? can you add a third shot showing the same [or similar] label legend appearing correctly?
  3. yes, multiple emitters is a good starting point. but if you're dealing with old-school three-circuit striplights do your homework, especially if you want to view the colored gel in the rendered striplight.
  4. Is it possible to edit the ETC Source4 LEDLS 26deg resource, and change the device type there?
  5. Ah! the opacity button! Broomhill for the Win! [my opacity setting looked like it was just text, no slider.] Last shot, with white fill, full opacity. thank goodness this is so well hidden... maybe it should just be a preference? rather than an interactive-buried-way-down-there setting? Thanks, Andy!
  6. hmph. that didn't work for me. the ruler [on my doc here] stubbornly refused to *not* be translucent. i can change it to different colors, but it appears to not be able to be a solid color, rather than allowing the drawing to show through from below. pictured is the rulers, using your interactive suggestion, in a lovely lavender. [and still somewhat see-through!]
  7. Hi folks; i just discovered/got tripped up by the fact that the rulers on the left and top of every vw drawing window are translucent. that is, they allow the viewer to partially see what's in the drawing, under the ruler. [i thought they were called "scale rulers," but Kevin Lee Allen tells me they're just called "rulers". whatever.] anyway, i have been looking for a preference setting to make the rulers opaque. as is, if there is a lot of shading in the drawing under the ruler, i can no longer read the text and the the numbers in the ruler due to the shading in the drawing underneath it. Kevin says it's "Vw preferences > Display > show rulers [or not]," but that just toggles the rulers on or off. i'm looking to retain the rulers, but to change their fill to an opaque while background, and *not* allow the drawing surface below to be seen. Does this already exist, and it's merely beyond my understanding? Any advice cheerfully accepted! [in the screen shot, i drew a red rectangle around the vertical ruler on the left side, showing how the shaded boom groundplan view makes it impossible to read the 10'-0" measurement.]
  8. Hi mjm; I only see the movie of Josh's Savvy Sequencer?
  9. i draw two fixtures; both are the same 2D - with "pancake" lighting devices, i draw with the lens facing straight up, [like a big circle.] for 3D, one of the fixtures is "hang", with c-clamps @ 0,0 and the body "underneath." the second version has suffix "FLR", or Floor; fixture flipped, the bottom Z of the base is at 0, but body still has lens pointed down. simpler for me; the 2D doesn't change, the 3D is aligned properly.
  10. I don't get out much. Last week i noticed a colleague announcing she had achieved a Vectorworks Certification, and i had no idea what she was talking about. She provided me with this link: https://university.vectorworks.net/local/certifications/info.php?fbclid=IwAR0TIHprpvJBdeCX6tzYCcocm_zYzwMgJmecN2S3ouJu8v5_zOtPCrj-Wrw While i initially poo-poo'ed the effort, i'm now about half-way through the tools, and find myself applauding explanations provided with visual demonstrations, allowing me to grasp tools and purposes like i had never understood before. So, congrats to all who were involved in this massive task! Last thought; it might be worth considering linking some of these topics to the help file, so that folks struggling to understand all the written words and diagrams might have an alternative explanation. just my .02 Congrats again!
  11. or any number of striplights [regardless of source] that need a clamp at either end?
  12. Excellent thought, Kevin Lee Allen. There's all sorts of clamps and stands and sidearms and stuff that aren't hanging positions, but they're not lighting device add-on's, such as gobos or irises, or scrollers. The list could go on and on. it could be said that they should be segmented away from "accessories" and placed in their own category?
  13. whoops; here's the file. if you look at the unit number in the label legend, you will do a Kneau Reeves "whoa...."x-sample multi-strip vw2022-2.vwx
  14. Hi folks: Just catching up. I'm behind in my vw2022 builds, but i just ran an experiment on a 3-cell striplight. while the current OIP method of handling 2D label legends on multi-circuit are byzantine, confusing, time-consuming, and work-flow interrupting - again, this may have gotten streamlined in later builds - i was able to produce a 3-circuit striplight, with three separate label legends - one for each circuit. Each label legend accurately displayed the correct data color, channel, and purpose, and i presume if i added more information into the label legend it would have displayed that data as well. When i was testing this last spring, i was so agog by the reverse engineering on multicircuit data entry in the OIP, I sadly didn't even experiment with label legends. Back to the present: i've now edited the label legend three times, and the resulting "unit number" data field is *still* not graphically reflected in the drawing, where i placed it in the label legend layout. Jeroen, while i think you may not be totally accurate in your criticism of label legends, i agree that your general assessment regarding multicircuit data and label legends workflow needs a *lot* of help.
×
×
  • Create New...