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  1. acdeslx

    ganging tool label issue

    I've run into this issue when ganging fixtures. I create the "gang" but the label has the two fields offset from each other -- in my case, the circuit name is higher than the circuit number. I've ganged fixtures many times but have never had this happen before. I've tried rebooting, restarting and all the usual tests. i created a new drawing and it's still happening. The two-fer object properties are as follows: Style: >un-styled> Corner: Arc Gang by: Circuit Field Vale Is there some kind of a symbol/group layout that can be modified to correct this? Thanks. VW 2019 sp4
  2. Does anybody know if there is a way to create a specific ganging object? I want my ganging tool to only show a fixture's Circuit Name not Circuit Name & Circuit Number? OR if I have to stay with Name & Number, can I tell it to only display the Name? Thanks.
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    Trying to simulate a laser beam

    Actually, I think I just figured it out... adding a glow texture to a narrow cylinder seems to do the job... Still testing...
  4. Hi all. Today's fun project is to try to simulate a laser. I'm trying to render a stage and show some laser beams coming from some set pieces. I thought I'd be able to do it with a linear light with no falloff but that doesn't seem to work. Essentially, I just one to create a visible line that can render with a colour that doesn't emanate any light -- i just want it to be visible if I point the camera at it. Any ideas? Thanks.
  5. Anybody having trouble exporting worksheets? I'm trying to export my drawing but I get no file selection window after I select the format. I've tried restarting VW, reloading the file, rebooting the PC. Is it just me? USING: 2019 SP2 (Build 463397)(64-Bit) Windows 10
  6. Is it possible to replace truss that has been converted to a hanging position? I built a lighting rig and then found out that the supplier changed the size of the truss from what was in the drawing. I'm trying to change the type of truss in the hanging position but can't seem to do it as a group operation. I can delete each individual piece of truss and replace it one-by-one but that will take me forever. I've edited the position, selected the truss, tried replacing the truss but I can't seem to find a way to do it. Ideas? Thanks.
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    Chain colour

    Okay, so I did a a bunch of other changes then went back to those hoists and changed the function from video to lighting and back to video and then chain went black. So... I don't know what that means but it seems to be fixed. Anybody else run into this?
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    Chain colour

    Hi all. Here's an interesting one I found today... I'm building my rigging drawing and have organized my chain hoists by "function". In any 3D view, the chains are the same colour as the motor EXCEPT for "Video" where the chain turns white. Is there a way to change the colour of the chain? I tried to edit the motor but the chain is obviously built separately. Thanks. Dave H. VW 2019 sp1
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    Instrument Summary Freeze

    I'm having the same issue. I'm trying to create a summary and VW2019 stops responding and then crashes right out of the software -- no error messages or anything... just drops right back to the desktop. In my case, I click on the tool, place the summary, the dialog opens up and then even if I don't modify anything but just press <OK> then it crashes. Also, sometimes if I try to change settings within the "Build" dialog, it will crash without me pressing <OK>. I've tried this on two different computers now both are running VW2019 (452523), Windows 10 (1803) and different VW files. I did manage to get it to work once but the next time it crashed again. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Dave
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    Shutter changes not showing in renders

    <Sigh> No, the problem seems intermittent. Changing rendering modes didn't help. I shut down VW 2019 and restarted it and the drawing rendering corrected (in Final). Then I made a change and rendered it again and all the shutters went back to their open positiion.
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    Shutter changes not showing in renders

    The suggestions worked to solve the Open GL issue AND it shows the changes right away -- thank you. However, when I flip to the Renderworks engine, the beam is still showing full size. How do I solve that part? Of course, after that I have to see how to get rid of the focus points which are already placed in an invisible class -- arrgh
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    Shutter changes not showing in renders

    I'm using the PRG ReNEW Daylight fixtures from the standard VW library.
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    Shutter changes not showing in renders

    Here's something I just discovered. If this light is on in open GL and I rotate the view, I see the attached image. As soon as I left go of the mouse button, it disappears. It looks like the beam is being almost completely blocked but there is nothing in front of it. (the deformed beam is because it's shining on two flats at different places) Ideas? Ideas?
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    Shutter changes not showing in renders

    Hi Mark. I am rendering from the design layer. If I switch on shadows, the light just flashes and then blacks out -- and it doesn't show the correct shutter cuts. If I switch off shadows then the light stays on (no cuts shown). Not sure which class is the 3d portion of the light... how would I find out? And, I'm only doing one light at a time. Thanks for the help. Dave H.
  15. I just started using VW 2019 and am wondering if anybody else is having issues with rendering lights with shutters in place. I have a light pointed at a 3d solid and it shows up fine in Open GL, Fast or Final render. If I put a shutter cut in place then I can see it in the wireframe view but it doesn't always show up when I switch it to the other modes... sometimes it does. Sometimes I will change a cut and it will show but then if I edit the fixture and adjust that same cut, when I come out, the change doesn't render. I've tried this in the drawing I'm working on with 50+ fixtures with shutters and also with a test file of just one light and a surface. Is there anything I could be missing that might make these changes visible in some cases but not in other? Thanks. Dave H.


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