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GDTF and MVR at LDI 2023

GDTF and MVR had a successful presence at LDI, showcasing the DIN Spec recognized formats and workflow solutions in a dedicated booth as well as at various events throughout the exhibition. The presentations were well-received by attendees, resulting in increased interest and potential opportunities for future collaborations. This successful showing highlights the continued growth of GDTF and MVR in the industry. See short YouTube videos after the break.

Posted December 9, 2023  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR

GDTF Share Report for November 2023

GDTF Share report for the month of November 2023

Posted December 1, 2023  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Share

2D Planning View and Faster MVR Import in BlenderDMX v1.0.3

Version 1.0.3 of BlenderDMX addon has been released with faster MVR import, improved 3D models loading and with support for GDTF 2D symbols.

Posted November 30, 2023  ‐ 2 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR, BlenderDMX

Vectorworks 2024 Update 2 Improves GDTF in Vision

Vectorworks announced release of its second update for the Vectorworks 2024 product line, delivering an array of performance improvements aimed at enhancing the overall quality of the product line. For Vision users, this update brings even better support for GDTF files. Now, they can enjoy seamless compatibility with glTF/glb-backed GDTF files, and GDTF-based conventional fixtures can be focused and saved directly within the Vision platform.

Posted November 26, 2023  ‐ Categories: GDTF, Vectorworks

GDTF-MVR Workflow Discussion for Entertaintment Professionals @ LDI

On Monday December 4, 2023 1:30pm - 2:20pm PST, at LDI, there will be a live panel discussion with Sevan Dalkian (Technical Product Designer, Epic Games), Tony Caporale (Production Designer, Infinitus Vox) and Matt Geasy (Tech, Just Networking / Clear All Visuals LLC), moderated by MA's Daniel Kannenberg, about efficient and time-saving workflows using GDTF and MVR.

Posted November 19, 2023  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR

DIN SPEC 15801:2023-12 My Virtual Rig (MVR) Released

GDTF and MVR founders - MA Lighting, Vectorworks, and Robe Lighting have published press release about the final availability of the MVR 1.6 recognized as DIN SPEC 15801.

Posted November 13, 2023  ‐ Categories: MVR, MA Lighting, Vectorworks, Robe

MVR workflow from Vectorworks into Augment3D

Patrick Immel has published a series of videos where he goes through the complete process of creating a light plot, utilizing the MVR workflow to go from Vectorworks 24 to ETC Augment3D.

Posted November 8, 2023  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: MVR, Vectorworks

Reaching a Milestone: GDTF Share Surpasses 3000 Total File Count

The total number of manufacturer- and user-generated GDTF files in the GDTF Share has surpassed 3000, a significant milestone as the entertainment industry moves towards general support for this technology. The report for October, which we have previously shared in this post, highlights another uptake of GDTF devices from multiple lighting fixture manufacturers like ADJ, JBL, and Chauvet. (The monthly report is focused on total count of devices without including their variations or revisions.) In this instance, the lucky file that hit the 3000 mark was one of Robe's GDTFs for older devices, demonstrating manufacturer's commitment to providing GDTF support even for products launched prior to its creation, while still in use in productions.

Posted November 3, 2023  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Share

GDTF Share Report for October 2023

GDTF Share report for the month of October 2023

Posted November 1, 2023  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, GDTF Share

GrandMA3 MVR Workflow by Tue Knudsen

Tue Knudsen of Event Lighting shares step by step details of his workflow on the grandMA3 console, including a comprehensive description of how MVR allows him to be efficient when reusing his programming.

Posted October 30, 2023  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR, MA Lighting

MVR workflow from Vectorworks through embeded Capture into Avolites

Plasa published a talk by Jazz Hutsby, the renowned Avolites Scottish Titan Console Trainer, on secrets behind harnessing MVR workflows to seamlessly transfer your Vectorworks design into the impressive Titan console range using Capture: 'Discover the World of MVR: Streamlining your CAD by Vectorworks'.

Posted October 24, 2023  ‐ Categories: MVR, Robe Lighting

Recording of the 'Streamline Your Process with GDTF & MVR' webinar

If you did not manage to watch live the Vectorworks organized webinar with Brandon Eckstorm about using GDTF and MVR inside Vectorworks and Vision, organized at the end of September, you can watch the video recording.

Posted October 23, 2023  ‐ 1 min read  ‐ Categories: GDTF, MVR, Vectorworks