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Steve Boone

Curved Lighting Pipe with Roll Angle uglyness

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In v.2020, whenever I try to create a curved lighting pipe with a roll angle (using any of the modes) I get double line version of the pipe, made up of straight lines connecting the vertices (no arcs, just short straight lines).  The theatre I work in most often has several curved lighting positions that aren't level (on purpose).  So my light plots now look like a really bad, hand drafted student version, drawn freehand.  

 

This problem has only appeared in v.2020, and wasn't there in 2019 and earlier versions.

 

Anyone else have this problem?  or can think of what I'm doing wrong?

 

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Possibly check your VW system preferences?  I am not at a computer currently but you can define the level of detail. 
 

Also, assuming you are using the sweep function, make sure you have your segment set low enough. 

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Just out of interest Steve if you draw an arc or curved polyline and right click create objects from shapes and the select lighting pipe, do you still get the same results?

 

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I would assume that once you rotate the arc, VW is abandoning the 2D geometry in favor of 3D geometry by default. 
 

If that is the case, I would suggest creating a hybrid symbol. 

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