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THEA 184 - Introduction to Vectorworks Spotlight

2 credits
This course will introduce the student to the commonly used tools and workflows in Vectorworks Spotlight for entertainment design, including the overall user interface, mouse interaction, document organization including key concepts ranging from the uses for classes and layers, and the basic use of tools and commands in the software. Students will apply skills in various class projects leading including creation of a venue, lighting plot, and export of information into Lightwright.
Prerequisites & Notes: Lab/Equipment Requirements: Students taking this course will need their own laptop computer which must meet the following minimum requirements:

Operating Systems:
macOS 10.15 (Catalina), macOS 10.14 (Mojave), macOS 10.13 (High Sierra), macOS 10.12 (Sierra)
Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows 7 SP1 64-bit

Minimum Hardware Profile:

64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) or better

4GB or more

Graphics Card:
OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card with 1GB of VRAM or more. Some integrated graphics cards such as Intel Iris graphics are acceptable for simple models/drawings, but a dedicated graphics card is preferable.

The full Vectorworks software package is provided FREE to all students.

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