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Nemetschek Vectorworks announces latest edition of ‘Entertainment Design’ instructional guide

Updated tutorial guidebook by Kevin Lee Allen covers all the latest tools, rendering styles and more in this popular instructional tool for scenic designers using Vectorworks Spotlight.


Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc., has announced the new ‘Entertainment Design’ instructional guide titled, Entertainment Design: Scenery, Lighting, and Sound with Vectorworks Spotlight, 4th Edition.

This latest edition of the guide provides readers with a tutorial-based learning experience where they can master techniques applicable to film, television, concerts, exhibits and similar fields, using Vectorworks Spotlight.

In addition to reflecting the features in Vectorworks 2015 software, the fourth edition of the guidebook will help readers:

  • Use the new Deform tool to bend, taper and create a bulge with practically any geometric object
  • Create temporary platforms with the Stage Deck tools and model support with Stage Lift tools
  • Directly edit Lighting Position objects
  • Work with new rendering styles such as White Model style

Readers will also be introduced to the Vectorworks Remote App, which connects mobile devices to a Vectorworks desktop using a remote connection plugin.

01 - Vectorworks Spotlight 2015 is a leading tool in set design.

01 – Vectorworks Spotlight 2015 is a leading tool in set design.

“Kevin Lee Allen’s books and accompanying tutorials have been tremendously helpful as I transitioned to Vectorworks as my go-to drafting software,” said Tom Palmer, partner and creative director at Palmer Schwartz Agency. “I can’t think of a better investment in Vectorworks education than purchasing this training guide.”

Entertainment Design is available for $75 here. Members of the media interested in reviewing the book may contact Lauren Burke at [email protected] or 443-542-0294.

About Kevin Lee Allen

Kevin Lee Allen is an American artist and designer of scenery for film, television and theatre; specialty/themed interiors; special events; museum exhibitions and spectacular signage. His work spans architecture, graphic design and sculpture. He has designed across the United States and on three continents.

Allen’s published work focuses on set design and lighting design for the entertainment industries and exhibit design. He has taught the application and other facets of design on the university level and at the Broadway Lighting Master Classes. He attended Montclair State University, where he obtained a degree in theatre, and the Lester Polakov Studio & Forum of Stage Design in New York City.

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