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Is there no boom base symbol in Spotlight? I thought that I had seen one there before. I might be mistaken. Also, how would you go about creating a verticle truss instead of a horizontal truss?

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No, there is no boom base symbol in SpotLight-I'll put it on my list for the next version.

To create the truss, you need to change the hanging angle in the OI palette to 90deg.

HTH

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Kacey Fisher

Quality Assurance Specialist

Integrated Products Group

Nemetschek North America

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Kacey,

Wouldn't it be cool to have a tool to draw a boom? or a ladder?

Can the truss tool be customized to do this?

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Eric Chenault

Lighting Design

eric@ecld.net

[This message has been edited by Eric Chenault (edited 09-22-2001).]

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quote:

Originally posted by Eric Chenault:

Kacey,

Wouldn't it be cool to have a tool to draw a boom? or a ladder?

Can the truss tool be customized to do this?


The truss can be configured to draw a ladder. Choose the flat truss option for the truss profile and then set your lacing diameter to zero and adjust your ladder bar diameter and spacing. Voila a ladder. The hanging angle parameter will let you stand the ladder on end.

A simple boom object would be a pretty good addition. I'll add it to the wishlist.

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Kevin Moore

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I can only see a USITT accessory as a boom base - this doesn't make any sense to associate a boom base with a fixture - is there not just a plain 50lbs boom base we can then specify the upright and possibly the horizontal(s) on it for hanging positions?

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this is one of those things that is so easy, but I have had problems finding a good side on Photo to do the sweep from.  I will try to look into it for a later Service Select release.

 

Rob.

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@Rob Books - Altman sent me this CAD a while ago when I was curious on the same thing - I made that VWX while I was still a student so it's watermarked, but here's Altman's CAD and PDF for the B50 base.

 

Now a days I nerd out much less and just extrude a 24" dia. circle up 2 inches and keep the poly count down... lol.

 

B-50-DIMENSONS.DWGB-50-DIMENSONS.PDFBoom Symbol.vwx

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