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klinzey

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  1. The EOS/Nomad on the Mac should work in the Visualizer mode. You will see intensities randomly go to 0. It's been a while since I have tested it but I used it all them time. The only issue I know about on the EOS/Nomad is that the computer must be on a networks so it can obtain valid IP addresses.
  2. @Safak Sari Give ETC EOS/Nomad a try. https://www.etcconnect.com/Products/Consoles/Eos-Family/ It's probably one of the easier more powerful ones to learn and they have some great tutorials. In the Visualization mode you can connect to Vision with sACN or ArtNET but it will randomly take the intensity of all lights to 0 to prevent you from using it on a real show. If you want something very simple you can use QLC+ https://www.qlcplus.org/ It's simple but can be a little buggy at times and doesn't have a lot of moving light profiles built-in.
  3. @Safak Sari In order to connect to the grandMA3 to Vision, or any pre-visualization software, you will need the physical viz-key device that is available form an MA Lighting dealer. Without a viz-key or a MA network node you will not be able to connect grandMA3 onPC to Vision or any other pre-visualization software.
  4. @virk You will probably get better information by posting in one of the Customization forums. Depending on your knowledge of coding you can decide if the Python Scripting, SDK(c++), or the Vectorscript(Pascal) is the best place to post your question. If you are not familiar with any of these programming languages you might want to start by trying Marionette.
  5. You should check with your local distributor for the exact restrictions as they may vary slightly. In general, licenses expire after 1 year, the file and the resources in the file are watermarked, PDF exported from Vectorworks are watermarked and protected so they can not be edited, printing will contain the watermark, and you are limited to only a few prior versions of Vectorworks.
  6. I was having the same issue and I asked the developer in charge of the WIKI to investigate the problem.
  7. You can access them using the Get/SetPref calls using the indexes listed here: https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Function_Reference_Appendix_F#Structural_Units
  8. @AlexSawaya Your existing Vision dongle can be updated. You will need to contact customer service to switch back to the dongle and update the dongle information. Once that's done then run the dongle updater on your machine with he dongle inserted and connected to the internet.
  9. Also, remember Vectorworks does have white balance setting. View>Set Lighting Options... By default Vectorworks is white balanced at Indoor (3400K), I think Vision is set for something closer to 5500K. By default, the 3200K light will look "whiter" leaning toward blue in Vectorworks than it does in Vision but if you adjust the white balance in Vectorowks to 5500K it will look more amber. If you want to experiment in Vectorworks, Viewports have their own individual White Color Temperature setting and it's rather sticking to see the difference changing the white balance makes.
  10. We did not make the fixture profiles for EOS. Not sure who did. I pulled up the profile, it looks like an old profile because there is not "Dead" space at the bottom or middle of the range. The ETC profile lists only 3 ranges from 0-31794 (0 to -270), 31795-64886 (0 to 270) and 64886-65535 (Off) (Zoom looks right but all the other ones look incorrect.) There should be 5 ranges: 0-0288h 0289h-7C32h (0 to -270) 7C33h-83CCh 83CDh-FD78h (0 to 270) FD77h-FFFFh; If you edit the profile you should be able to use the relative camera. (You should be able to copy the range values from the zoom parameter.) EOS is limited to a 16bit parameter. It's more work but to get the control you need you can just use 3-8bit parameters or 1-8bit and 1-16bit. This will give you full control. Depending on the size of your scene and the level of control you need may determine if the 16bit parameters need the be the MSB or the LSB.
  11. Try this: Procedure ASDF; Var vwMode : LongInt; ModeCheck : Boolean; FUNCTION BitCheck(largeNum, smallNum :LONGINT) :BOOLEAN; {Returns true if smallNum is a power of 2 present in largeNum.} VAR bit :INTEGER; BEGIN BitCheck := FALSE; bit := 15; while bit > -1 do BEGIN if largeNum >= (2 ^ bit) then BEGIN largeNum := largeNum - (2 ^ bit); IF (2 ^ bit) = smallNum THEN BEGIN BitCheck := TRUE; bit := 0; END; END; bit := bit - 1; END; END; Begin vwMode := GetCurrentMode; {vwMode := 456;} ModeCheck := (BitCheck(vwMode, 4)) | (BitCheck(vwMode, 8)); {ModeCheck := (BitCheck(vwMode,1));} AlrtDialog(Concat(vwMode,':',ModeCheck)); End; Run(ASDF);
  12. Look for the "Legends Rec" record attached to a symbol.
  13. The symbols must be in the active document in order for VS to get any info about them other than than the name, so you will have to import them into the document in order to get any record information form the symbol. You should also look at using BeginContext() and EndContext() rather than just deleting the objects, it works better with the undo system and project sharing.
  14. We no longer require lighting devices to be named and the field is now editable by the user. We used to use the name for tracking and detecting duplicated lighting devices but that is no longer necessary. The name shown in the Visualization palette is the name of the internal light object inside of the lighting device. It must be unique and is automatically assigned by the lighting device as Channel Purpose Instrument Type #.NNA-#. The user can edit the name if desired but each light must be assigned a unique name.
  15. It doesn't look like there VS or SDK access to allow the record to writable.
  16. Check your Spotlight Preferences. IN the Lighting Device: Parameters pane check the value of Default Insertion Angle. The default for new documents is 0 and your setting may be different.
  17. The UniversalName required by the function is the Universal Parameter name field, in this case "Symbol Name". We use the same filed names as the lighting device for accessories and cells. SymbolName := LDevice_GetParamStr(handle, cellIndex, accessoryIndex, 'Symbol Name')
  18. @Rob Lloyd For reference here is how the Vectorworks data is mapped to the fields in the MVR. Visualizer data mapping As MVR is expanded and more applications are updated to use MVR we will update this table in the Vectorworks documentation.
  19. @e26Design_marc j Can you post your file? I tried a simplified example with only a few lights and I could not reproduce the issue in SP3. It's likely that the lights on the ladder were not properly associated with the ladder and when it was moved the lights found the truss and were automatically associated with the truss. You can control this in the Spotlight Preferences. In your situation you may want to turn off the option "Enable auto positioning when moved" and/or make the pick radius smaller.
  20. @Jasmine We checked the fixture profile in Vision and it looks like like that parameter is inverted. Look for the fix in the next fixture update from Vision.
  21. If you can't upgrade to 2021, the first thing to do is to try deleting your user folder since others are not having the same problem. Reset Vectorworks User Preferences Folder Also, make sure you are starting with a new blank file and not a template. Check your templates folder for a default.sta file. If it's there delete otherwise a new document will use this template file rather than a true blank file.
  22. The latest versions of Visions can be downloaded here: Vision 2021 Mac Vision 2021 Windows
  23. @tbexon You can not add parameters with Vectorscript or Python. It can be done with the C++ SDK.
  24. LW should only require the unit number and position for a static accessory. The channel number is not needed for a static accessory e.g. barndoor. For an accessory e.g. scroller you should manually enter a channel number in the accessory as it should be a different channel than the light.
  25. This depends on your seating section layout. When you create the seating section you define the direction the seats should face. You can change the "Angle of Seating" parameter to make the seats face a different direction. Depending on your layout you may be able to change the direction but if that does not solve your problem you will probably need to modify or duplicate and modify the symbol. All default content for use with the seating section is supplied with the seat facing to top of the page.
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