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Vectorworks 2024 Update 5 MVR Precision Import Improvements

The fifth update of the Vectorworks Spotlight brings greater precision of fixture coordinates during the MVR import process for more efficient information exchange.

Posted May 15, 2024  ‐ Categories: MVR, Vectorworks


Creating a GDTF Lighting Fixture - new YouTube training videos

GDTF & MVR YouTube channel published new training video series about the Creating a GDTF Lighting Fixture.

Posted May 5, 2024  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF


More efficent workflow for grandMA3, Vectorworks and Depence on the AFC Asian Cup Opening Ceremony

Light Sound Journal reports on the opening ceremony of the AFC Asian Cup at the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar in the Full grandMA3 offensive at AFC Asian Cup Opening Ceremony article and mentions how the entire workflow between various pieces of software was being made more efficient by utilizing GDTF and MVR.

Posted May 3, 2024  ‐ Categories: MA Lighting, Vectorworks, MVR, GDTF


GDTF Share Report for April 2024

GDTF Share report for the month of April 2024

Posted May 1, 2024  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Share


Kaizen GDTF!

Kaizen (Japanese: 改善, 'improvement'). After successful PL&S, and a manufacturers meeting on the GDTF booth, the GDTF group has been continously adding improvements to the GDTF Spec, to keep enhancing the DIN recognized open standards for describing devices of the entertainment industry.

Posted April 26, 2024  ‐ 2 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR


GDTF Builder Maintenance Update April 2024

Updates to the GDTF Builder to improve saving and editing

Posted April 23, 2024  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Builder


GDTF Color import in Eos PSA by Mark LaPierre

Mark Lapierre is being hopeful for one day to be able to import GDTF color configuration data into Eos, but for now, he concludes, here is just a PSA that at the moment this is not implemented by ETC.

Posted April 17, 2024  ‐ Categories: GDTF


GDTF in NEO v4 by Wilson Torres

Wilson Torres has published a video tutorial explaining GDTF and MVR, where he also goes through a complete process of how to work with GDTF files in NEO v4 consoles by Vari-Lite.

Posted April 12, 2024  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR


Astera Releases GDTF Collection For Their Lighting Devices

Astera has joined the group of nearly 50 manufacturers actively supporting the General Device Type Format (GDTF) and has released official manufacturer-backed GDTF files for its lighting devices. These files are now available on their GDTF Manufacturer page.

Posted April 6, 2024  ‐ Categories: GDTF


GDTF Share Report for March 2024

GDTF Share report for the month of March 2024

Posted April 1, 2024  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Share


Breaking news: Florida man claims he's created a groundbreaking GDTF

Florida man claims he's created a groundbreaking GDTF file for teleportation devices, but it just leads to an alligator farm. Happy April Fools' Day!

Posted April 1, 2024  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR


dmXLAN Software by ELC Now with MVR Import

ELC Lighting has released version 4.50 of the dmXLAN software, newly featuring import of the scene description and fixtures layout, placement, and addressing from MVR file. The dmXLAN software integrates well with existing technologies like E1.20 RDM, RDM-QR, Art-Net, and others, and the MVR integration provides further simplification in the planning workflow.

Posted March 26, 2024  ‐ Categories: MVR