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    Shuttering Spotlights in OpenGL

    Shutters require the use of advanced textures and shadows which are not supported in OpenGL.
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    Fixtures not responding to focus points correctly

    A quick look at one fixture focused on Table 16, Table 2 in the file shows the fixture Z height at -15' and the focus at 0' If you look at the file in elevation you can see a lot of things at varying Z heights. Since you have layers at different layer elevations your objects are ending up at different overall heights than you expect.
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    Convert to light position no respond

    @jcbw You probably chose not not convert non-hybrid and selected "Always do" in the dialog at some point . You can reset the action from the Vectorworks Preferences > Session tab, click the Reset Saved Settings... button. Check "Always do..." Click OK. This will reset this dialog and all "Always do" dialogs to display again. You should also create an 1 1/2" x 25' rectangle, group it with the extrude and then convert. This will create a hybrid object that can be viewed in 2D and 3D.
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    RGB Festoon

    In Vision it's all done in the Properties Palette. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/Vision/index.htm#t=2019_Vision%2FVision%2FThe_Properties_Palette.htm&rhsearch= emissive&rhhlterm= emissive&rhsyns= With the object selected expand the "Emissive" group. Enter "RGB" for the Fixture Type, and specify a Fixture Candela value as well as Fixture Universe and Channel number. This will set the object color to be controlled by 3 channels R,G,B. You just have to select or make a simple 3 channel RGB fixture profile in the console.
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    RGB Festoon

    If you are not rending the spheres in Vectorworks you don't need to make them into lighting devices. The best thing to do is to make a symbol out of the sphere and simply place them as symbols. Be mindful of how you create the sphere and your 3D conversion resolution settings. The performance of various types of 3D geometry for a sphere can be very different. Once you export into Vision you can select the geometry and set them to be RGB emmsive objects.
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    Hanging Position Alert dialog

    You probably checked the "Always do" option in the dialog so it will always do the option you selected the last time the dialog was displayed. From the Vectorworks Preferences > Session tab, click the Reset Saved Settings... button. Check "Always do..." Click OK. This will reset this dialog and all "Always do" dialogs to display again.
  7. We recommend selecting "Use Geometry" for compatibility with Braceworks and MVR. Both systems rely on having unique geometry and identifiers inside of the hanging position in order to properly process the hanging position. If you are not using Braceworks or MVR as part of your workflow it's safe to select "Create Symbol".
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    SP3 has broken my default label legend...

    @Benjamin Weill I can't reproduce your problem in a simple test file. You can set the default label legend in the label legend manager. Place a check-mark in the active column next to the label legend you want to use as your default. Since you are getting <None> you probably don't have anyone marked. I have seen some very old files where I have had to do this twice to get the choice to stick. So if it does not work the first time open the dialog and try it again.
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    Tyler Truss

    @Kevin Allen That was going to be the next step and there are a few other things to try if that did not work.
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    Tyler Truss

    @Kevin Allen It sounds like your library index is out of date or has become corrupt. In the Resource Manager, click the gear icon and select Refresh Libraries and see if that fixes the error.
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    SP list of fixes

    The list is posted in the Vision 2019 SP3 announcement.
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    Vision Video Screens

    The video format should be a simple avi file. [YUV format using the DV Video, MPEG-4 (XVID) codec] We texture map the video based on how the image is texture mapped to the object, so the image you use in Vectorworks should be the same size as your video. Vision does not allow you to do any texture mapping so it all has to be done in Vectorworks. The "Vision 2017 Demo" in the "Demo Documents" folder contains a sample using a video file if you want to take a look at a working example. It uses the firecinepak_xvid.avi found in \textures\scene\ folder.
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    Hoist Label Fill Colour

    What is your document default fill color?
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    Gobos getting cut off

    The problem is likely your source image. Just like a real gobo, your source image needs to fit within the circle generated by the light. It's a little hard to tell because your image is also a rectangle but if you look you will see that your missing areas are clipped by the circular light. The overall image must be square. We recommend a 2"x2" square with black filled to the edge and then a slightly smaller circular area for the image area. A lot of gobo shift would work but you will then start to see light bleed around the gobo image.
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    VW Spotlight19 Gobo

    In Vectorworks you need to make sure you have the "Draw Beam" option turned off, the light turned on, and your render mode is set to one of the Renderworks options.
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    Picture on screen / LED screen

    For the LED screen your source images needs to be the same aspect ratio as the screen otherwise it will automatically tile to fill the available space. You can do it with white space in your image using an image editor.
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    VW Spotlight19 Gobo

    You have to specify a Vectorworks texture. Specifying a dds, jpg etc. image files will not work. If the Vectorworks texture does not already exist you can use the Create Gobo Texture command to create one from the image. P.S. dds files are obsolete and not supported by Vision on Vectorworks. dds files are automatically replace with jpg by Vision.
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    VW Spotlight19 Gobo

    You have to assign the specific gobo to the fixture the same way you would do it with a conventional fixture. Vectorworks Help -> Inserting a Gobo
  19. Correct. If you say Lighting Device that covers everything.
  20. The "Lighting Device" is a generic term. We use the term "Lighting Instrument" to reference a "Lighting Device" when the "Device Type" is set to something other then "Accessory" or "Static Accessory". There are certain behaviors that do not apply to a "Lighting Device" when the "Device Type" is set to "Accessory" or "Static Accessory", certain behaviors that apply to "Lighting Instruments" and certain behaviors that apply to all "Lighting Devices" no matter the "Device Type" setting. We need and easy to indicate this distinction in the manual without having to specify "Device Type" every time. The terms are similar but there is a slight difference where each is used.
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    GrandMa - Vision

    You should use the dll that ships with Vision. If you need to change the grandMA.dll for some reason it should be placed in the ...\Vision\DmxProviders\32\ directory.
  22. As soon as you place a light in the document the default lighting is turned off. It does not matter if the lights are on or off. There is no way to turn the default lighting on if a light source exists in the document.
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    Vision and Hog connection issues

    Please let us know if this works for you. I talked to the engineers from HES this afternoon and they are having mixed results. A clean install of the Hog4 PC after installing Vision has always fixed the problem for us but it's not always working from them. If you still have problems I may have one of our engineers contact you to further isolate the issue.
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    Vision and Hog connection issues

    What's confusing us is that is it not happening with MAnet or on a real Windows machine.
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    Vision and Hog connection issues

    Just to add some more information the the thread. We are investigating an issue running in bootcamp with Vision 2019 with HogPC. We have not been able to duplicate the issue running a standard windows machine. MAnet and other protocols appear to be fine running in bootcamp.


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