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I am a Spotlight user and we are building some custom set pieces that will utilize generic LED tape. Is there a way to build a custom set piece that can be used as a fixture in Vectorworks/Vision that will react in pre-vis the same way it does in the real world? Thanks so much for any input/advice.

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Currently there is no way that a user can create a standard Vision fixture (a .lit file), however there are several potential work arounds


The first would be to leverage the Vision RGB emissive textures. You would need to correctly set up the geometry of your set pieces, so that each area that you want to have LED tape in, is a separate piece of geometry and you would have to use MVR file type to get the object into Vision. The main drawback of this approach is that you can only set up the emissive texture in Vision and not in Spotlight.


Another possibility would be to try using the GDTF fixture builder to create custom lighting device based on your set piece design or for LED tape. The GDTF builder is available on the GDTF share website, linked below




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