VWX Spotlight and Design

Posts in this category relate specifically to design ideas and development using or related to Vectorworks Spotlight and the full Vectorworks Designer package.

August 2, 2011

Romeo & Juliet; A Conceptual Approach

Not long ago, I designed a production of Romeo & Juliet produced by the American Globe Theatre just off Times Square in New York’s Theatre District. […]
September 14, 2011

Vectorworks 2012 has arrived! Set Designers rejoice!

Yesterday in a huge online interactive extravaganza, the many tired folks at Nemetschek Vectorworks announced Vectorworks 2012. As always, there are new features for set design […]
October 10, 2011

Creating Seamless Set Design Textures for Vectorworks and Renderworks

Textures are like magic in the 3D for set designers. In fact they have to be magic in 3D for set designers in order to present […]
November 7, 2011

Vectorworks 2012 Set Design Webinar

Designing in 3D will become a critical part of any set and/or lighting designer’s career. Relating to the Building Information Model (BIM) paradigm being used in […]
November 23, 2011

Like a Set Design Model, but Sculpture…

Artist Peter Root has created a sculpture Ephemicropolis using only staples to build a terrain that evokes a cityscape. Clearly he has and uses the same […]
January 24, 2012

2nd Annual i Squint, Vectorworks, Field Template and Lightwright Student Lighting Design Competition

Time to start getting your project ducks in a row kids, the deadline looms. The iSquint.net & Stage Directions Magazine Student Lighting Design Competition (SLDC) is […]
January 26, 2012

New Vectorworks Tutorial for Scenic and Lighting Design Available from Kevin Lee Allen

OK, first, go here and buy the book. Then read the press release below while you wait for FedEx. Stay tuned here for some excerpts, and […]
January 27, 2012

Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight Acknowledgements

My latest book about Vectorworks was announced yesterday. You should go HERE and order Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight then, come back and read the […]
February 1, 2012

Something every painter, or set designer, knows…

… and sees. Still, not every client or home owner has a keen eye for color. There are warm grays and there are cool grays. They […]
February 14, 2012

A Vectorworks Valentine—Designing Scenery in 3D

What follows is an excerpt from my new book; Entertainment and Lighting Design with Vectorworks Spotlight. Any production of Romeo and Juliet actually requires very little […]
February 14, 2012

Another Vectorworks Valentine, this time with Heart

This is a Quickie for Valentine’s Day. A simple 3D heart. First I drew some simple 2D primitives, which I then converted to NURBS (Modify>Convert>Convert to […]
March 19, 2012

Simplified Geometry of a Vectorworks Easter Egg

Whats a set designer to do to celebrate the Spring Mating Ritual? What will the lighting design look like for the same? These are the questions […]