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Rotating a Color Blaze 72 to a vertical position

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Ok, I must be an idiot. Trying to rotate a color blaze unit vertically so I can hang on a vertical truss tower. I have no issues creating a vert truss tower and have no problems rotating other various types of lighting symbols. I can't seem to figure out how to make a strip light hang vertically. Any suggestions?

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In the OIP of the lighting device there is a check box for "Set 3D Orientation". When that is check you will see 2 more parameters, X Rotation and Y Rotation. These two parameters along with the normal 2D rotation will allow you to orient the lighting device in 3D.

Normally hybrid objects can not have a 3D rotation so the lighting device has to create the rotation with these parameters.

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You'll need to view it in a 3d view to see the changes as the 2d component doesn't update.

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Gentlemen,

This works correctly for most instrumentation. However, not for strip lights for some reason. I have tried every combination of x, y, z rotation and still can't find the correct combination to hang vertically. Any other suggestions?

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Which version are you using. Multi-circut units did not have the ability to rotate till 2012.

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Are you using stmbols from the 2012 libary and placed in 2012?

The 2012 symbols have a locus point placed in the combined multi-circuit symbol to indicate the roration point for the entire multi-circuit unit.

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Hi All, Went to Tech Support for an answer to this issue. Here's the reply:

"There does appear to be an issue with this instrument. It does not appear to be rotating correctly. I have narrowed the cause down to the Parts record attached to the mounts for this light. If I remove the record the device rotates correctly. I have attached a file with a modified version of this lighting device in which the Parts record has been removed. I am submitting this to our engineering department as well."

If anyone would like to have a copy of this modified Color Blaze 72, please e-mail me directly and I will forward it to you. Thanks for the replies!

Jay Grindrod

JGLD, Inc

jgrindrod@me.com

Edited by Jay Grindrod

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I can't get the colorblaze 72 to render its beam correctly. It's one point of light at the origin instead of a wide wash of light.

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All Vectorworks lighting devices have a single point round light source.

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So Kevin, you cannot accurately wash a cyc with lights in Vectorworks?

I just get a big V-shaped pattern if I place a Colorblaze 72 at the top of a cyc pointing down.

In reality the light source is 6 feet wide. (Hundreds of leds on a panel 6 feet wide)

Can I buy Spotlight 2015 yet?

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This the exact reason why I gave up on doing accurate show-style renderings with WV, and stuck with "non-lit" renders. Trying to insert line light objects and editing the photometric data was/is too much of a p.i.t.a.

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