VectorworksÃ‚Â® Spotlight is the gold standard for CAD software in the international entertainment industry, which includes lighting design, set design, exhibition design, event planning, and audio/visual design.
Vectorworks® Spotlight is the gold standard for CAD software in the international entertainment industry, which includes lighting design, set design, exhibition design, event planning, and audio/visual design.
Enjoy the Freedom to Design the Way You Want
With the Vectorworks Spotlight application, you’re not limited to a certain workflow, so you have the freedom to work on any size or type of project. Design whatever you can dream up. The possibilities are wide open.
Experience the Vectorworks Spotlight program’s renowned lighting design capabilities. Quickly create light plots, automate paperwork, and visualize your design in rendered 3D views. For high-end lighting simulation, move your models seamlessly to ESP Vision© to cue and program your show.
Enticing Exhibits, Productions, and Events
Make it an affair to remember. Easily import venues from facilities managers and hospitality staff or build them using the software’s easy-to-use tools and pre-drawn resources. With the cutting-edge event-planning suite, you can quickly create the room, stage, steps, lectern, video screens, and seating. Plus, you can create standard views to show the client, and generate reports for the total number of tables and chairs in your room.
Efficient Workgroup Capabilities
Break up complex projects. The product’s workgroup referencing provides a flexible way to split even the most complicated project into manageable pieces.
Share with your team members and clients. Import and export AutoCAD® 2011 (and earlier) files. Send out drawings as multi-page PDFs.
Import concept models from SketchUp® and access thousands of models from Google’s 3DWarehouse.
Endless Digital Images
Communicate your work in a clearer, more compelling way with digital imagery. Import scans, digital photos, or web images. Import or export a wide array of image files, including Illustrator® EPS and native Photoshop® PSD files. Even export your design for inclusion in marketing materials or your company’s website.
See it in 3D. The Vectorworks Spotlight supports standard 3D file formats, including 3DS, SAT, and IGS application. So, you can import third-party models into Spotlight or export designs to other 3D applications.
Create, Model, and Present with One Application
The Vectorworks Spotlight application marries precision drafting and flexible modelling with advanced lighting, visualization, and production tools. Easily draft light plots, create stunning set designs, and lay out your exhibits and events while simultaneously automating paperwork and visualizing design concepts in 3D. Create, model, and present easily and precisely with one application. With Vectorworks Spotlight software, you can do it all.
Whether you’re working in 2D or 3D, use the unified view mode to draft or model within a unified coordinate system. With an intuitive interface, you can design from any 3D view, and enjoy the superior quality that allows you to manipulate your model with ease. More accurate object information and better snapping make drawing in 3D so easy. The SmartCursor™ helps you by showing hints, like the angle from the previous segment, as you draw. Plus, an advanced suite of solid and NURBS modelling tools allows you to create any shape and easily explore organic geometry. Blend, twist, sculpt, deform, or punch holes. Anything’s possible with the Vectorworks Spotlight product.
Define and communicate your signature look with our advanced, high-end technology that’s famous for helping our users achieve beautiful, graphically rich presentations. Tap into our large libraries of entourage and unlimited palettes of colours. Your style is not limited by “cookie-cutter” looks. Add gradients, tile and image fills, stipples, and hatching. Easily import digital images and graphics. Use our exclusive sketch rendering technology to change hard-lined drawings into soft, hand-sketched illustrations. Unique page layout capabilities make it simple to arrange presentation boards.
If you think that RenderworksTM looked good before—wait until you see this! We’ve teamed with the award-winning CINEMA 4D render engine to provide dramatic speed and quality gains that are integrated right into your application, so you won’t waste time importing or exporting the model as the design changes. You’ll have deft control of texture mapping and more intuitive shader options to create photorealistic or artistic renderings like never before. And, you’ll really move with speed increases that are five to seven times faster for global illumination renders!
Enhanced Layouts, Plans, and Plots
Easily create precision drawings. In addition to a suite of precision drafting tools, you can access extensive libraries of and lighting instruments, accessories, scenic elements, architectural objects, audio objects, video objects, machine parts, and furniture from leading manufacturers—just drag and drop into your projects. When finished, batch print drawing sets or export them as multi-page PDFs at full or reduced sizes.
Stop counting items in your drawings. Automatic data tracking does the tedious work for you. Built-in paperwork functions allow you to quickly generate customized reports like schedules, inventory/rental lists, and channel and dimmer hookups, as well as magic sheets, colour cut lists, and hanging cards.
Work The Way You Think
Out of the box, and out of the gate. The Vectorworks Spotlight application was designed to think like you do, so you’re up and running right away.
Easy-to-use Interface and Drafting Tools
Do what you like to do best—design. You won’t waste time getting up to speed because the software’s simple, customizable interface and what-you-see-is-what-you-get display make it easier to learn and use than standard CAD applications. No matter what you’re switching from, the interface will be familiar. Vectorworks’ SmartCursor technology replaces manual drafting tools, so even inexperienced CAD users can make the switch easily.
Tailored for Your Success
Work in tandem with the application. The Vectorworks Spotlight product is intuitive. In addition to designing with lines, arcs, and circles, you can draft productively with intelligent tools tailored for lighting and scenic construction. Objects are easy to edit and automatically display in both 2D and 3D views. So, creating 3D models of your 2D drawings is a snap. With our Pascal-based scripting language, VectorScript™, you can program everything from simple scripts that automate routine tasks to full-blown commercial applications.
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