light plot

  1. Jordan Street

    Plot Question: Side Lighting Instrument Spacing & Labeling

    I'm having an OCD situation and need advice on how to solve or overcome it. I'm using a rep plot that was designed by a well-known local designer and it has some pretty dense side lighting on the onstage electrics. It's not Broadway-level dense, but 90 instruments (five separate systems across...
  2. H

    What is Zetek?

    I've been reading Steve Shelley's book "A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting" - In his book (on pages 282-283) there is a sample light plot. In the notes block it says "ADD ZETEK TO ALL INSTRUMENTS CLOSE TO SOFT GOODS." I have been doing research to find what zetek is, but cannot find it...
  3. S

    Lightwright 6 Address Format won't change to Absolute

    I am having an issue with Lightwright 6 and changing the Address format to Absolute. I know I have been able to do it in the past, but recently the function has ceased to work. I go to "Setup" > "Address Format" > "Absolute", and nothing changes; it stays in Universe format. When I choose...
  4. nlandis

    Design Issues and Solutions Black Box Rep Plot

    I'm in the process of creating a rep plot for a recently-built black box space that seats roughly 150 and has a stage that is 47' wide (in reality, about 40' of usable space when legs are in place) and 26' deep. The space is equipped with a tension grid system and pipe grid above, so there are...
  5. Drafty App

    Introducing Drafty

    Greetings! I've been developing a new cloud based CAD tool for lighting, sound, and projection designers. We are currently in Beta with a scheduled launch date of January 25th. I am hoping to truly serve the entertainment industry. As such Drafty has been built from the ground up to be fast...
  6. TheTheaterGeek

    Design Issues and Solutions Making my plots look more professional and just better in general.

    I am always looking at professional plots and they all seem cleaner, with better symbols and such. They look a whole lot better than the default Vectorworks stuff. For examples, the plots in A practical Guide to Stage Lighting are wonderful. What should I be considering in my process of...