4 week advanced skills course
starts Monday November 26, 2018
This is a four week comprehensive, project-based, online training approach to learning professional 3D modeling and resource mgmt skills with Vectorworks Spotlight
Through industry expert guided lectures, supporting exercises, online training manuals, and weekly group Q&A webinars you will develop an understanding of tools, menus, and commands, and workflows used to create and organize a design model within Vectorworks Spotlight design software.
This masterclass excels far beyond intermediate workflows and develops a solid understanding and familiarity of using 3D modeling functions as a default in an advanced design and planning process. Study will also be focused on using an advanced understanding of the Resource Manager to create, source, manipulate, and organize 3-dimensional and hybrid 2D/3D symbols.
Tangably Advanced 3D Modeling and Resource Management Vectorworks Spotlight Masterclass is an immersive learning experience engineered to provide a multifaceted understanding of the advanced capabilities of Vectorworks Spotlight as a 3D Modeling tool.
This masterclass is designed for Vectorworks Spotlight 2018. Measurement standards are shown in imperial units.
The video lectures, text, and exercises are complementary of each other. Consuming and practicing the variety of learning material provided is supportive of a complete learning experience. It is also important to reflect upon the lessons with the instructor and fellow participants. Vocalizing and practicing what you learn from the lessons will help you to reinforce your understanding of the subject matter, test your assumptions, and expose some areas you may need to review or practice again.
We begin the masterclass by understanding and practicing control and management of the subtleties of working planes. Every object created within the Vectorworks Spotlight 3D environment has a relationship to a working plane. Possessing an intuitive understanding of this world of planes will allow you to quickly navigate and model simple to complex 3D forms with ease.
Moving beyond the ability to push/pull and extrude planar objects, Vectorworks has the robust capability to create curved, sweeping, tapering, bulging, flowing, pinching, and many other organic formulations.
Developing a solid understanding of how to control this robust modeling engine within Vectorworks Spotlight will allow you to design, iterate, and model with less constraints in the 3D environment.
Developing a myriad of shapes, objects, and models can be fun but it quickly becomes a menagerie of disparate parts unless you have a method of cataloging and filing components into object libraries. The second half of the masterclass focuses heavily on the power of the Resource Manager. The Resource Manager is your magic wand of organization in Vectorworks Spotlight. All objects that exist or could exist within your .VWX file (ie: linetypes, textures, instrument libraries, staging elements, and many more) have a place in the Resource Manager. Knowing how to wield the power of this tool is Vectorworks Spotlight wizardry in the making. Participating in this masterclass will have you on your way to creating magic with Vectorworks Spotlight Design Software.
Attend and participate online, at your office, from your home, favorite conference room, or on the road to your next gig from your mobile device.
Enrolled participants in this 4 week masterclass can expect to:
Jacob bridges two decades of industry experience and dual professional degrees in Entertainment Design and Architecture. He has been using Vectorworks as an essential 3D design, CAD, and rendering tool since the 20th century.
Jacob has served as a training consultant to professionals ranging from major motion picture set designers and live entertainment lighting designers to leading architecture firms.
You can learn more about Jacob on his LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobdale/
Email Jacob directly: [email protected]
Who Should Participate
Enrollment in this Masterclass includes:
This course is a 4 week instructor-guided exploration and practice of the tools and workflows used in Vectorworks Spotlight Design Software by industry professionals. It is taught by an Industry Expert Instructor with two decades of experience utilizing Vectorworks Design Software on real-world projects.
Project Based Instruction
This course is designed as project-based training. Each course module will focus on using tools and workflows within Vectorworks Spotlight software to build on a digital model of a project grounded on real-world constraints and simulated client demands and requests.
Whether you are new to the industry looking to get a handle on the state of the art software, or an industry veteran that has decided to take your design workflow to the digital world, this course will propel you forward in your practice.
State-of-the-art Professional Skills
Vectorworks Spotlight Design Software is used by a majority of professional designers in Live Entertainment, Lighting, Audio/Visual, Major Motion Pictures, Television, Theatre, Corporate Event, and Exhibit Design.
The Tangably Advanced 3D Modeling & Resource Management | Vectorworks Spotlight Masterclass, builds on the Tangably Foundational and Tangably Intermediate Masterclasses. If you are unfamiliar with foundational concepts such as drawing, modeling, and file organization, it’s a good idea to complete Foundational and Intermediate before embarking on Advanced 3D Modeling.
Additionally, before considering this masterclass you should comprehend:
Participants must provide or have access to their own computer or workstation with the most recent version of Vectorworks Spotlight software and installed latest Service Pack release (currently Vectorworks 2018, Service Pack 2).*
A two button mouse with a scroll wheel, trackball with left and right buttons, or a multi-touch input surface is recommended.
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*PLEASE NOTE: Tangably is not affiliated with Nemetschek Vectorworks and does not sell or distribute Vectorworks Spotlight software. Therefore, if you are enrolling in a Tangably Masterclass or Tangably Training Program, it is your responsibility (or your employers) to secure or plan to acquire a fully functioning copy of current Vectorworks Spotlight software (valid throughout the duration of instruction) before enrolling.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have a busy work schedule. Will I need to take time off from my job in order to participate in this Masterclass?
Not at all. All of the lessons are pre-recorded and available to watch whenever its convenient for you. The live Q&A sessions happen weekly and include morning, midday and evening sessions, so you can join the session that best fits your schedule.
What if I have a question on a specific lesson; do I need to wait until the weekly Q&A to get an answer?
No need to wait. Below each lesson video you'll find a place to submit any questions you may have. In many cases you'll see an answer posted (either in text or video format) within a couple of hours.
What happens if I don't complete the Masterclass by the official end date?
We understand that folks in our industry can get busy. You'll have full access to the Masterclass, including the answers to any questions posted by you and your classmates for a full year from the start date.
Will I receive a certificate of completion after finishing the Masterclass?
Yes! Upon completion of your Masterclass you will receive a unique and verifiable certificate of completion from Tangably. Employers and clients can use this certificate to verify your level of expertise.
Do I need to purchase design software in order to enroll?
In most cases no. Tangably Masterclasses are fully compatible with the free trial versions of ay Vectorworks design software. Keep in mind that most trials expire after 30 days, so you'll want to make sure you complete your Masterclass by the time the trial period expires.
What is your refund policy?
If you're unsatisfied with your Masterclass for any reason, simply notify us within 30 days of your class start date and we will refund 100% of your purchase price.
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