The first book in the industry tailored specifically for the entertainment professional, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the ins and outs of Vectorworks software for lighting, scenic, and sound design With a detailed look at the design process, from idea to development, to the documentation necessary for execution, Vectorworks for Entertainment Design will encourage you to create your own process and workflow through exercises that build on one another The text stresses the process of developing an idea, visualizing it, and evolving it for presentation, documentation, or drafting The author focuses on both the technical how to and the art of design, giving you the tools you need to learn and then use the application professionally Fully illustrated with step by step instructions, it contains inspirational work from Broadway, major regional companies, and non theatrical, entertainment design....
|Title||:||Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound|
|Number of Pages||:||395 Pages|
|File Size||:||889 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Vectorworks for Entertainment Design: Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, and Sound Reviews
Very helpful in learning Vectorworks. However, at least in the Kindle Edition, the images are too low resolution to read clearly (way too low), which is problematic because the text relies on them heavily at times to illustrate important Vectorworks settings. The author also often skips steps in the step-by-step instruction leaving the student to spend large amounts of time trying to puzzle out why something isn't working exactly as described in the text. I suspect that, in the author's tremendous familiarity with the program, he forgets to describe the little tricks and techniques he seamlessly uses to accomplish some of the tasks he asks the student to perform. This can cause quite a bit of frustration for the student, but, of course, once it's figured out, the student is far less likely to forget. It makes the learning process a little painful and unnecessarily arduous at times.
This is a great book in that it takes this complex program and focuses on what we use it for in our industry. It dives into little tips and tricks you may have missed if you are an experienced user. The downside is there are a few places where the instructions become convoluted and hard to follow. The only way that I was able to make it through was to draw on what I already knew having taught myself the program over the past 7 years. There are places where the directions are wrong or the wording is wrong. I recommend cover to cover reading...do not skip or skim because you may miss a trick or two.
I'm new to Vectorworks, but am using the academic (watermarked) version 2015. Much of the text references features found in earlier versions. The work files provided online somehow cannot be used by the latest version of the app, which lowers this text's value add for newbies.
Really handy step-by-step book to being using Vectorworks CAD. Reading it feels like the author is sitting there with you explaining it. Super useful illustrations/screenshots depicting everything covered.
I found it difficult to follow. I didn't like the way it was organized.
Great information, expertly provided.
It does what it says it does
Great details. Very helpful information.