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Light Plot Deconstructed, 4th Ed. for Vectorworks Spotlight

Hillmar’s 4th Edition Guide to Spotlight is now available


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., has announced the 4th edition of Gregg Hillmar’s Light Plot Deconstructed for Vectorworks Spotlight. The book was written by Gregg Hillmar, a veteran scenic and lighting designer whose work has been seen at hundreds of theatre, dance and opera productions, as well as galleries, exhibits, convention booths and stages across the country.

Hillmar’s book acts as a guide to help users draft lighting plots more easily. In an easy-to-follow, insightful manner, Hillmar takes readers on a journey through the methods and techniques he uses to develop engaging plots.

“The new edition of Light Plot Deconstructed highlights some of the new features in Vectorworks 2012 that improve the lighting designer’s process of drafting the light plot,” says Hillmar. “In addition, reader requests drove the expansion of several topics, including a new section on using viewports to create ‘cardboards’ and other specialized views useful to the theatrical electricians in realizing the plot in the theatre.”

Light Plot Deconstructed is written for professional designers, as well as designers in education (students, instructors, schools). It is intended for use with Vectorworks 2012 software and is most applicable for Vectorworks Spotlight and Designer users. The book is a part of Nemetschek Vectorworks’ self-paced training options, designed for people who like to learn on their own and at their own pace. For more information and to purchase Vectorworks tutorials, please visit

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