Calling all entertainment designers! Here is a quick preview of some of the sessions we will be offering at the fourth annual Vectorworks Design Summit. Don’t miss your chance to learn from these influential designers.
Vickie Claiborne, PRG
Concept to Previz Workflow
PRG product specialist, author, and lighting design expert Vickie Claiborne will use her design experience to highlight techniques for using Vectorworks in the creative process. Her presentation will include conceptual designs through finished plots, the previsualization workflow, and the practical workflow using Vectorworks tools to export lighting patch information to the GrandMA2 console and reports to Lightwright.
James Simpson, Royal Opera House
Design Visualization for Entertainment
James Simpson, lighting visualizer at the Royal Opera House, will discuss the benefits of design visualization for producing opera and ballet by improving the efficiency, speed, and quality of the finished production. He will also explain how new technology, like virtual and augmented reality, could have a significant impact on entertainment design in the future.
Michael Klaers, The Small Group, and Patrick Stanford, Conviana
Killer Worksheets – Basic
Michael Klaers and Patrick Stanford
In this session, lighting designers Michael Klaers from The Small Group and principal Patrick Stanford from Covianawill cover different uses for worksheets; the difference between spreadsheet cells and database rows, records, and fields and how they can be used in worksheets and databases; entering and editing formulas; creating and reusing worksheets; and using the create report command to generate a worksheet with a database. This hands-on class is intended for users with basic experience using Vectorworks worksheets or another spreadsheet program.
Advanced users can attend a similar session the next day.
Teresa Hull, Visual Workhorse
The General Device Type Format (GDTF) and How to Add It to Your Workflow
Remember the new data format we launched in March for a more unified definition of exchange of device data between consoles, computer-aided design, and previz software? This session will show you how to add it to your workflow. Teresa Hull from Visual Workhorse will demonstrate how GDTF is a game-changer for designers, programmers, and electricians who use Vectorworks in their workflows.
Kevin Lee Allen, Kevin Lee Allen Design
Scenic Design for Entertainment
Kevin Lee Allen
Emmy award-winning designer Kevin Lee Allen, founder of Kevin Lee Allen Design, will take you through the design and documentation process in this hands-on workshop. Using provided file(s), attendees will create a simple set with complex details that apply to theater, film, television, and experiential design.
Scott Barnes and Joshua Thatcher, freelance lighting designers