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Moving light home orientation in Spotlight to Vision

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Hello. When drawing the plot in Spotlight with intent to send to Vision for pre-programming how is it determined in the lighting CAD symbol where the home or “tail” orientation is? So when you arrive at the venue and put the disc in the the console, the lights are pointing where are you program them in pre-vis. 

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On the Spotlight side our symbols have a small red box on one side of the symbol in the 2D plan view and a corresponding piece of geometry in the 3D part of the symbol, to represent the tail orientation . Also the in the 2D view the head of the fixture is normally pointed in the direction of the front of the fixture.


In Vision the geometry of the fixture will have a rectangular extrude sticking out the back to show the tail position.

One thing to note, if you are using GDTF fixtures types it may be that whoever created the fixture geometry didn't include the pigtail geometry when they created the file, this is quite common error when the GDTF was not created by the official manufacturer



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