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  1. bhorowitz

    Vision not seeing Hog3PC

    Problem solved. We had to go into device manager on the PC running Vision and disable the physical Wi-FI adapter. There must have been a driver change or a system file change in one of the Windows recent updates because I've never had to do this before.
  2. I've been using Vision 2019 and 2020 on a PC driven by Hog3 PC on a mac laptop using Bootcamp, Windows 10, for quite a while. I haven't used it for a few months. Both computers ping back and forth with no problem. Firewalls are off on both machines. When I try to connect Hog3PC to vision, the hog connectivity box pops up as expected. Initially, it says 'Wholehog network found' and 'installing network OK'. The moment the DP loads on Hog3PC, this changes to 'connecting'..'No Server'..'Scanning for show Port 6600'. DMX monitor shows no input in vision, Hog3PC shows DMX output. I have tried reloading software on both machines, changing the order I launch the apps, verifying that the firewalls are inactive, disabling all other network connections, etc.Issue is the same on Vision 2019 and 2020. I think that I even tried it with Hog4 PC with the same result. I don't know if it's an issue with Hog3PC or Vision. I'm completely stumped, as is my son with a BS in Computer Science. I just picked up an actual Hog 3 Full Boar. If that has the same issue, I'll be even more stumped. Any ideas?
  3. bhorowitz

    Change fixture type

    Thanks for letting me know. I have downloaded 2020, I just haven't had time to play with it yet. What does 'Flip winding order' do?
  4. Is there any chance of this being available 'on demand'? Unfortunately, I'm working all day on the 23rd.
  5. bhorowitz

    Change fixture type

    Thanks. It's just frustrating. I had VW build me a profile for a PRG Best Boy GC to replace a standard Best Boy. I thought that it would be a simple swap. I've done a bunch of fixture adjustments in Vision, so I really don't want to have to re-export the drawing from VW. I may just delete the fixture and add in the proper one. I also had an issue with Vision not showing the new profile even after you guys had uploaded it and I updated fixtures in Vision. I had to have him send me the wad file to get it incorporated. This happens on a Mac and a PC.
  6. bhorowitz

    Change fixture type

    Bummer. I had to do a lot of fixture tweaking in Vision and didn't really want to re-export from VW. Maybe I'll try deleting it and adding a new fixture.
  7. Can I change a fixture type within Vision without re-exporting from Vectorworks? Or do I have to delete the fixture and add a new one?
  8. bhorowitz

    Vision installer

    Never mind....
  9. bhorowitz

    Vision installer

    Where can I find the latest versions of Vision for a Mac and a PC? I think that my install is corrupted and I can't find installers anywhere.
  10. bhorowitz

    Vision won't update

    Thanks Kevin I tried all that to no avail. I also had an issue with a new install of Vectorworks where I would get a window saying 'windows can't find target' right after the resource browser loaded. After clicking OK twice it went away, but the resource browser did not load my favorites. Guessing it couldn't find the directory it was looking for. I'm doing a wipe the hard drive reinstall of windows 10 now. Can you send me a link to the most recent Vision installer to bhorowitz@earthlink.net? Thanks,
  11. bhorowitz

    Vision won't update

    I will give it a try. I did update via Help menu, but did not try to run as administrator. I did have an issue where Vision would not launch due to a missing MSVCR110.dll file. I found a reference on the community board and downloaded a bunch of windows system file installers to fix it.
  12. I have been using Vision 2018 on my PC with relatively few issues. I had a major Windows crash and did a clear reinstall of Windows 10 and then Vision 2018. It launches fine, but I cannot update either the subscription of fixtures, If I select either one, I get a short spring blue circle and nothing else. No update windows. I've tried reinstalling to no avail. Do I need to do another clean install of Windows?
  13. bhorowitz

    Vision issues/bug?

    Thanks for the fix on the beams. The focus stuff is odd. Focus doesn't work at all. When I try to use a prism in either the Vipers or Robe Pointes, the fixture acts as if is has a closed shutter in line, with no output. I am pretty sure that last time I programmed this show with Vision, in 2016, the prism functioned correctly. The Animation thing really has me stumped. If I change the type of animation on a viper (random, forward, backward, etc), either the animation blade or one of Gobo 3 gobos drops in and cannot be cleared. If I reload that v3s file, the beam is still obscured by the animation blade or robe, even if I do not have a console connected and bring the fixture up by highlighting it in the layers window. It seems that the animation blade and type shares a control channel with Gobo 3 wheel, so I'm not sure if that is the issue. I even tried building a small esc file with just 4 vipers and the same issues occur. It appears to retain this issue in the v3s file, without any dmx input. Thanks for your help.
  14. I have used Vision extensively to program tours/shows for one of my clients. This is the first time I'm using Vision 2018 and I'm seeing some unexpected behavior. Some may be usual. What I'm seeing..... 1-With both Mac Vipers and Robe Pointes, I'm not seeing anything when using Focus, and odd behavior when using Prism. 2--No matter when type of view I am in (solid, perspective, etc.), fixtures output a flat beam, visible when pointed into the house. Beams look OK when hitting the stage or backdrop. 3--Strangest of all. If I use the animation wheel on a viper, it reacts strangely and then, when releasing it, the fixtures retain something in the beam, looks like animation disk in some and Gobo 3 in some. It will not go away! This is true whether I bring up intensity on the console or from the Vision software. If I save the file in Vision, quit and then reopen, this behavior is still there even if the console is not outputting dmx or is off. I'm driving this from a Hog 3 Full Boar. Vision computer is a Desktop PC with.. Asus Turbo Geforce GTX 1070 TI video card AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX Motherboard 32GB RAM I don't recall having any of these issues when using prior versions of Vision.
  15. bhorowitz

    Clay Paky Scenius symbols

    I am using CP Scenius on a large show as well. If you build these, please let me know when they are available. Thanks,


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