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klinzey

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  1. OpenGL does not cast shadows so normally there is something blocking the light when this happens. Make sure the geometry of your lighting device has a non-shadow casting texture applied and that there is no other geometry blocking the light.
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    Debug List View

    It's now built into the application; you just need to run the command to enable it. For the debug menu: EnableDebugMenu; For dialog builder: EnableDialogBuilder;
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    Missing textures

    Yes, http://release.vectorworks.net/latest/Vision/2019-NNA-eng-win http://release.vectorworks.net/latest/Vision/2019-NNA-eng-mac
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    Fixture rotation after reopen file

    The only time we have been able to reproduce the issue is when sending a file from Vectorworks to Vision with fixtures that have been rotated but not been focused in Vectorworks. For conventional fixtures Vision rotates the head of the fixture 90 degrees by default when sent from Vectorworks if it's not focused. Once saved to a .v3s and reopened there is no default rotation and the fixture may point a different direction if it has not been focused. This is the only reproducible case we have found and will be working on a fix for the issue.
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    Source 4 Shutters in Vision

    Yes. From the Window menu select Software Console. Now when you select a conventional fixture you can adjust the shutters using the software console in Vision.
  6. We will check but it's probably the same bug that was causing problems with the Instrument Summary that is fixed in an upcoming service pack.
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    Keyboard shortcuts

    Users should submit issues by either either posting to the general Troubleshooting forum, contacting technical support directly or filling out the bug submit form available here: https://www.vectorworks.net/support/bugsubmit
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    Random Extrude

    It's possible. I would post the question on the Marionette forum or the Vectorscript Forum.
  9. @DBLD You can either contact your local office for support and they can help diagnose the problem and submit an issue on your behalf. You can also submit your issue via the website. https://www.vectorworks.net/support/bugsubmit Users do not have direct access to JIRA.
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    Keyboard shortcuts

    We try to use the same shorts wherever possible but there are only a few tools that are the same between both applications.
  11. What are the specification of your graphics card? Vision has some very specific video card requirements especially for Vision 2019.
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    Vision and Hog connection issues

    We ran into a similar problem when testing. Make sure your anti-virus and firewall are not blocking any processes or communications. There was a change necessary in the way we communicate with the Hog for 2019. If that is working, make sure you completely uninstall Hog3, Hog4 and all the connectivity drivers and then install Hog 4 with the current connectivity driver. We think either the Hog3 or the old connectivity driver was causing a conflict for some users. If you are still having problems please contact support and they should be able to help you resolve the issue.
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    Video Capture Cards in Vision

    This is not an endorsement of a particular model or seller but this is the type of device we have had the most success with. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0779ZJZX3/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_XClnCbEBJ270P It specifically mentions "UAC and UVC in & YUV 422 out" and "No need install driver". Anything that requires you to install a driver or use the software that comes with the device will not work. We know a lot of users like Blackmagic but the only product from them that ?MIGHT? work is the Blackmagic Web Presenter. Information from support indicates it supports YUV but they could not provide any additional details on the format when we inquired. We are investigating NDI but I can not comment on when it might be released.
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    Error loading Vision Library

    @SkyHow did you reset your preferences? Did you do it via the menu command or did you delete the pList?
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    Instrument Summary 2019 Issue

    I think there was one more issue we identified and fixed after SP2 was released. The temporary solution is to add an additional item (note, dividing line etc.) after your last fixture.
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    Spotlight Inventory Color Summary Not working

    Please post or submit the files you are giving you problems so we can investigate.
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    Vision 2019 SP1

    Yes. It's likely due to the Video card drivers provided by Mac. See this post for details: MacOS Crashing Vision 2019 - macOS Nvidia Driver Compatibility
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    Vision 2019 SP1

    What are your system specifications? There are some known issues with older systems that do not meet our system requirements for Vision 2019.
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    Instrument Summary 2019 Issue

    Be sure to update to the latest service pack. We found an issue with long lists that should be solved in the most recent service pack. If you still have an issue please submit your 2018 file to support so we can investigate.
  20. It looks like there is an issue and it is currently being investigated.
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    MVR questions

    Simon, If you are trying to import the information into another application it will need to understand the complete MVR. Current specifications on the MVR and GDTF are available on the GDTF Share, https://gdtf-share.com/. If you are working to implement reading/writing of the MVR file please contact the group via the website. The application you are using to read the MVR file must be capable of understanding the entire MVR file, not just the pieces it contains. MVR contains other files that can be read individual that will generate geometry but without reading the entire MVR, including the GDTF file an application can not properly use the MVR. If you are only looking at the geometry in the MVR you are missing a lot of data. As to your question of scale by definition all geometry is represented in mm. As to the rotation this is stored as part of the fixture instance description in the MVR. It contains both the location and rotation of the fixture. (See the specifications for details.) All this information is provided on the GDFT Share website.
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    VW2019 thinks Vision is not installed

    Vectorworks 2019 will only send to Vision 2019. You would need to update to Vision 2019 to continue to use the "Send to Vision" feature. You can still export and esc form Vectorworks 2019 and open it in Vision 2018.
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    Save File As

    Try "PutFile"
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    Stage tool elevation problem VW2019 SP1

    We are aware of the issue and wit will be fixed in a future service pack. Please be aware that the "Stage" tool is a legacy object that may not be supported in future versions.
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    16 bit Dimmers

    Vectorworks doesn't really care. You would just set the number of channels to 2. For Vision we would have to create a new fixture profile that would use 2 channels for the intensity. I don't know many people or fixtures using 65,535 steps for intensity most people are using 0-100% with 255 steps for intensity. I'm a little bit curious to the logic or reasoning of using 16-Bits for an intensity value?

 

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