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3D light position objects dissapear in plan view

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I am having a frustrating time setting up my lighting grid in V. 12.5. I want to draw my grid as a collection of 3D object pipes so I can assign the correct z value above the stage floor and create an accurate section view. However, everytime I convert a 3D object into a light position it dissapears in top/plan view. It reappears accurately in a side or isometric view, so I know it is there. But I need the plan view representation so I can place my lighting instruments.

I tried creating a symbol first and then inserting it with the light position object tool. The created symbol worked in all views, but as soon as I placed it as a light position it once again dissapeared in plan.

Is this just an inherent problem? Is there a way around it? Right now I'm about to tear my hair out.

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You need to have a 2D and a 3D representation of the lighting position. VW automatically supresses any 3D information in a 2D view when the object has 2D geometry. The lighing position object will always have 2D text so it will automatically hide the 3D.

If you already have the 3D symbol, just edit the symbol's 2D view and draw a 2D representation of the position and you will be back in business.

Kevin

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