2nd Edition

Vectorworks for Entertainment Design Using Vectorworks to Design and Document Scenery, Lighting, Rigging and Audio Visual Systems

By Kevin Lee Allen Copyright 2021
    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    432 Pages
    by Routledge

    Vectorworks for Entertainment Design covers the complete design process for using Vectorworks in entertainment industry from developing ideas, visualizing ideas, and evolving them for execution. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated, covering the most current details of the Vectorworks software for scenery, lighting, sound, and rigging; real and virtually.

    With a focused look at the production process from ideation to development to documentation required for proper execution, the book encourages readers to better create their own processes and workflows through exercises that build on one another. This new edition introduces Braceworks, SubDivision modeling, and scripting using the Marionette tool, and covers new tools such as Video Camera, Deform Tool, Camera Match, Schematic Views, and Object Styles. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions, this volume contains inspirational and aspirational work from Broadway, Concerts, Regional Theatre, Dance, and Experiential Entertainment.

    Exploring both the technical how-to and the art of design, this book provides Theatre Designers and Technicians with the tools to learn about the application and use it professionally.

    Vectorworks for Entertainment Design also includes access to downloadable resources such as exercise files and images to accompany projects discussed within the book.

    1. Drafting Principles and Standards  2. The Vectorworks Screen  3. Document Organization  4. Vectorworks Workspaces  5. Your Workstation  6. Help Files and Resources  7. Quick Start  8. Basic Drawing and Modeling  9. Renderworks  10. Vectorworks Lighting  11. Advanced Modeling  12. Object Types, Symbols, Plug-In ObJects and Styles  13. Collaboration  14. Measuring and Modeling Venues  15. Lysistrata  16. Scenery and Sightlines  17. Rigging  18. Audio/Video Systems  19. Designing the Lighting  20. Entertainment Lighting  21. Working with Lightwright  22. Documentation and Publication  23. Vectorworks Cloud Services


    Kevin Lee Allen is an award-winning entertainment designer and experiential architect. Notable projects include work for Budweiser, Sony Pictures, CNN, a virtual interview with Benjamin Franklin, the Chase Bank Flagship Signage in Times Square, productions of Romeo and Juliet (both the ballet and play), All I Ask of You, and The Tempest. A long-time user of Vectorworks, he has written, taught, and lectured on the subject extensively.