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Found 25 results

  1. Magnus Mikaelsen

    Label Ledgend? Lighing instruments?

    Hello wonderful community Ive chosen to work in a blank document instead of a Spotlight template. In the blank document the lighting instrument Dont show colorfilter and ch-number etc. Is there an easy way to turn on that function in a blank document. ps. Its not the mistake of dragging the symbol into the drawing instead of placing a lighting instrument. which i used to make the picture example. Thank you for your time. Magnus
  2. In the attached screen caps you'll see a 3D lighting fixture symbol (Shelled box w/ custom light—IES File) rendered. In one cap the fixture is oriented N/S, in the other, the fixture is oriented E/W. Alas, the Lighting beam does not rotate with the fixture, against all the physical laws of nature, apparently. The ies file is a stock ETC Vivid-R70H. I have attached the VWX file as well. Vivid-R.vwx
  3. Richard Godin

    Manfrotto Stands - Wrong Legs

    Hello Really excited to see new Manfrotto stand object library's been waiting forever for these. However they are all wrong as the leg spacing is not 120deg around the stand but lop sided. Please correct as it makes these library's useless as they are not right.
  4. SarahISO

    Panorama Render issue

    Hi, I am new to the 360 panorama view within vectorworks but I have been experimenting with the tool over the past week and am trying to export a view to send to a client. I've included 2 screenshots of Panorama's I've managed to export the first (Export1) worked well in final quality but i'd missed a few things so made some adjustments in the model and exported the panorama again, now when I export in Final quality I get a final render as shown in the Export2' - a lot worse quality with dark areas. I've tried going back to the original file before I made any changes and exporting again but no matter what I do now my render will not export a high quality image. I'm very confused as I have not amended the lighting at all since the first export and nothing I do seems to be able to achieve these results again. I would be grateful for any advice as to why this is happening. Thanks,
  5. Looking for generic symbols for things like C-Clamps, Mega Claws and Clamps, Side Arms, tail downs, extenders, tube extenders, Safer Side Arms, etc. Does this exist already? I've checked the Service Select Portal and don't see anything there...
  6. Does anyone have a library for Manfrotto stands? Windups with variable heights should be very useful... Thanks in advance!
  7. Dear VW lovers, a little bit of shameless self-promotion going on here 😂 but I thought I'd share some really nifty rendering results which I have been working on for a veeeeery loooong time 😴 😫 I work with VW Architect, not VW Spotlight. So when looking at the results, you can tell how I brought my VW version to the very brink, including my poor graphics card and CPU or whatever works in the background rendering away ... 😱 My main aim was to figure out the best Renderworks Style settings for backlighting, glowing graphics, LED, neon, shiny, glitter, metal, and reflective textures, fog lighting, lighting, even multi-coloured lighting beams, and the combination of many of the above in one single scene. Now honestly I could not have done it without this forum and the help of the always patient and very resourceful support of @Jim Wilson and @Luis M Ruiz who were outstanding in their knowledge, 1:1 correspondence, video tutorials and even providing template files. So hats off and my biggest gratitude to you both 😘 !!! RW Styles - Event Venues - 2018.pdf
  8. Someone on the team probably can make a festoon / bistro lighting tool/plugin. Step 1: draw a polyline Step 2: choose how much vertical swag to use OR the difference between the start and end heights Step 3: choose what symbol to use for the bulbs Step 4: choose the interval at which bulbs appear. Maybe default to every 2ft?
  9. Josh Schulman

    2018 Lens Color

    In VW 2017 and prior, I had a class, Glass Lens, that I used to emulate the color of the light passing through a lens. In 2018 it is no longer working. I think I have my setting correct in the Spotlight Preferences. I have noticed that there is now a part called Lens in the Parts. What is the function of this part? Could it be messing around with the settings?
  10. I will confess that I'm not that efficient with light sources to the point where I can't get a custom source to show light in any rendering mode. I'm working on a project where we will be providing path lighting with small fixtures fit into new planters. I've modeled that planter to include the a standard "flood" and as you can see in the screen shot some of the are showing up while the same exact symbol suddenly stops rendering the light. Is there a limit to the number of light sources or some setting that I'm missing? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
  11. Is there a way to add (or subtract) a specific number from the channel field of a group of instruments? For example: selecting a group of instruments that are numbered 1 to 9 and adding 10 so they're now numbered 11 to 19. Maybe there is a vector script that can do this? Thanks
  12. So over the last few years I've been slowly updating my venues ground-plans in Vectorworks. Unfortunately the previous plans were off by up to a foot in many places. I'm also in charge of all technical aspects for our building now so this has been a slow process updating the files. We have a single rep plot/hang that gets used in several different ways that warrants changes to patch, focus, etc. I would like to be able to house the other variations of my lighting plots within the same "Master" Vectorworks file for my building. For almost every light, there's a change to orientation, focus, purpose, channel etc. And I want to get it all documented in Vectorworks and Lightwright like my overall standard plot is. Is there a way to have other layers of lighting equipment that I can completely turn off to not be referenced? Ideally Have a single inventory set-up in Vectorworks, but be able to have multiple plots with separate XML files for the Lightwright exchange that alters their data like purpose, channel, etc. Mainly because with how often I'm updating the drawings, I don't want to have six different files for our 6 different plots that I have to update architecturally. Any help would be appreciated
  13. Ryanlawrence94

    Gobo - Light Ring Spill

    Hello, I have been experimenting with rendering gobo recently. And I seem to get a ring of light spill around the shape of the gobo. Is there a way to fix/get rid of this? Please see the image below to see what I mean. Also, the breakup shapes seem to be really low quality. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks, Ryan
  14. I called the service select tech support yesterday due to a problem with Blended Screen. I was extremely surprised to hear that blended screen is no longer part of the standard Spotlight tools and is no longer supported. This was a great tool to work out projection. To my knowledge, it has not been replaced or added to the standard Video Screen tool that doesn't allow to work out how to build a large image with multiple beamers. Anyone has an idea why or perhaps I am missing something. Fabrice
  15. Peyton

    Lighting Objects

    Having issues rotating my movers so they are positioned upright onstage. Can't seem to figure out how to make them not in the hanging configuration.
  16. Custom IES lights should show the .IES lighting distribution in OpenGL. Currently in Vw2016 SP2, Custom Lights with an IES distribution file do not show any light pattern and therefore do not render as light sources. See this thread for additional information.
  17. Ryanlawrence94

    LED Tape Lighting Symbol

    I had a quick search but I couldn't find anything. Is there a function in Vectorworks Spotlight 2017 that allows me to insert a lighting symbol at different lengths? So the length of the symbol is variable? For instance, when I draw LED tape the length is never a set amount. It is normally set to the size of scenery or buildings. Which means there are sometimes over 10 different lengths the symbol can be. Which makes reports and instrument summaries a nightmare. I think it will be really useful if there was a tool in which you could choose the type of LED Tape (For example RGBW @ 8w per meter). And be able to draw the tape live on the plan. Sort of like how the truss tool works but more of a click and drop like system (So you can create curved tape). It would then be useful for this to automatically be a singular lighting symbol and add information to the `Light Info" records. For example standard lantern information such as Unit Numbers, Circuit Numbers, Purposes, Positions. And additionally new information such as automatic Tape lengths, splits, and final wattages calculated from the watts per meter given and the variable length. I think when it comes to the instrument summary it would be useful if there was just one symbol that showed a section of the length. Named for example RGBW LED Tape. At the moment this is possible but the build list is flooded with 10 different lighting symbols for LED Tape. I know you can choose to hide/show symbols in the build list but symbol management would be so much organised. Let me know if this does or does not exist. Hopefully, I haven't been too oblivious. Many Thanks, Ryan Lawrence
  18. AJTotal

    Render Questions for Spotlight

    Hey VW Friends, working on rending some 3d shots of a design we are working on for a project and i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong. any time i try fast or final render works i just get a solid colour Crop. but yet in open GL i can see my full shot, what is also interesting is in Open GL not all my lights turn on, yet they are all duplicated from the first one thats turned on. for my final render work i figured it could also be my Ambient lighting was too dark at 12% so i upped it to 75% and all i got was a more Brown Screen instead of black, i attached that screenshot too. I guess i'm trying to figure out the best render settings for presenting my projects that all the lights are on and i have a nice dark ambient lighting, Thanks in advanced VW Friends. Andrew Total Events
  19. Hi, I have a clean install of Vectorworks Spotlight 2017 SP2. I have used the straight Truss tool to create a Lighting Position. This worked fine initially. Now when I change the z height of the truss the truss dissapears, in 3d and in Top/Plan view. I don't understand what is going on here. Any help much appreciated. See attached files for details. diappearing_truss.mp4 benlight_demo_show01A.vwx
  20. Looking for a bit of help. VW2017 crashed when i reloaded all my lighting fixtures in plan 2d view have all disappeared the channel and DMX info from my lighting legend remain. if i go to edit the instrument and click on 'get resource' the correct shape is there but they do not show up in plan view. They do show up in rendered views. help!
  21. I have a file on spotlight in which, being used to the workings of AutoCAD, I simply set up a 24x36 rectangle and drafted in 1/4" scale in that, since this was my first time using this program. Now that I want to export, I can't seem to get it within the sheet layer. Is there a quick and easy way to get the sheet layer to contain what I drew, or do I have to alter a lot? Also, is there an easy way to change my title block, drawn just in a design layer instead of sheet layer, to the regular format of a title block? If it helps, I have attached the file in question, in vectorworks 2017 format. Beauty_and_the_Beast_Plot.vwx
  22. I have a file that I have drafted in 1/4" scale that I'd like to scale up to 1:1, since it would be easier to manipulate. Is there an easy way to do this without messing up the dimensions of my drawing? Beauty_and_the_Beast_Plot.vwx
  23. sinanbader

    Hoist Connections?

    Hi to all; Do anyone know any way to associate a hoist with a pipe or truss or any element to work together, and take the weight loads automatically. Or do I trim the loads on every hoist manually on every height change? This maybe a noob question but if there is a way I can't find it on forum or resources. Thanks.
  24. I am currently running VWX 2017 SP2 on Mac, but have encountered a problem. Whenever I insert a 3D Lighting instrument and a focus point, and go to focus the light to the point, VWX crashes and closes down. I have tried a few different things but cant seem to fix this... got a few plans going out this week so could do with sorting it! thanks for any feedback which could help me!
  25. Now that LED's are being used we need Circuit Breaker panel, relay and Contactor symbols to be included in the Spotlight library. These symbols are as necessary as Dimmer rack symbols Its should have reporting functionality as well. **for not fort!

 

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