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The gobo wheel tab is only used for specifying, overriding the default load, which gobos are in the gobo wheel for Vision exports since you can select the gobo using a console.
Since Vectorworks can't process DMX data from a console you need to specify which gobo will be used in the Light Information tab by selecting a gobo texture resource.Screen Shot 2022-09-16 at 1.27.38 PM.png

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Vectorworks 2023:
I found that I needed to push a shutter in slightly to make gobos visible in Shaded views.
Just 1% seemed to make all the difference.
Then I set the Data Visualisation to "None" and all of a sudden I could see the gobos i the beams and on surfaces, and the colour for the beams as well.
I pulled the shutter back out and the gobos and colours continue to work.
It seems as if the Data Visualisation that I was using ("Grey Lights" so that I could see the fixtures more easily to select them) was overriding the gobo and colour settings.
I hope this may help you.



John Bishop

John Bishop Lighting Design

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