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The Offer - Existing customers who are not VSS subscribers may upgrade older licences with a 50% discount when joining VSS at full price for 1 year.
Eligible Customers - Customers who are not currently on version 2019, and who are not VSS subscribers.
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This video shows a Twinmotion Animation created by Jonathan Reeves in for Watson Batty Architects for a proposed new Sports Centre for Coalville in Leicestershire. The Twinmotion animations was made by importing their SketchUP model. For more information, please visit:-
"With over 18 years expertise in the field of computer visualisation & animation Twinmotion has revolutionised our workflow.
Its allows us to be truly creative, with stunning high quality, still images, animated walkthroughs, VR and panoramic presentations in a fraction of the time and is almost like 3D Photoshop. It's a total game changer!" Jonathan Reeves
This video is about creating and managing Vectorworks Libraries and Resources from SketchUP using the 3D Warehouse. Specifically I show you how to create some nice wall art symbols for use indoor projects and then a few other libraries I have recently created, but this technique can be used for anything at all!
Jonathan Reeves is an award winning architect, author and educator of Innovative Vectorworks BIM specialising in professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Training Sales, 3D, and BIM. JRA Websites:
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This video shows a recent Vectorworks and Twinmotion Animation created by Jonathan Reeves in collaboration with Martin Krasemann . The beautiful images and animation were developed as part of a 1hr Webinar on " Innovative project presentations with Vectorworks and Twinmotion" The 180 second sequence was rendered in only 25 minutes by Twinmotion Product Manager, Martin Krasemann.
During the webinar we had over 100 viewers who stayed for the whole presentation and the feedback was excellent, so if you missed it, please have a look at the full webinar using the link below.
You can also view the full 1 hr webinar and tutorial here:-
Jan 8th 2019
Jonathan Reeves started 2019 with a Vectorworks BIM Training session for the architects at FPCR at their head office Lockington Hall, near Derby. Having previous worked with the Landscape and Urban designer at the practice, it was a pleasure to continue making progress with the architects with an introduction to vectorworks BIM.
“Jonathan has provided us with two excellent training days now for our architecture team. He knows the Vectorworks software inside out and simply watching him use the program you pick up a lot time saving tips. His custom workspace and associated shortcuts are very user-friendly too. His training sessions are always suited to what we need and his enthusiasm helps new users overcome the challenges of learning new software. I would highly recommend him to any company trying to get to grips with Vectorworks.” – James Dacre, Senior Architect, FPCR Environment and Design Ltd.
FPCR Environment and Design Ltd's are a leading design and environmental practice working extensively in the UK and with projects worldwide. Core skills include Masterplanning and Urban Design, Environmental Assessment, Landscape, Ecology, Architecture and Arboriculture. With a valuable mix of multi-disciplinary expertise to enable us to respond to very complex projects in a creative yet thorough and co-ordinated manner, we believe in working closely with our clients as a team; we have implemented many award winning schemes in environmentally sensitive locations. FPCR Office locations include Lockington Hall (Derby), Dorking, Exeter and York.
This video is about the my Top 10 Twinmotion Animations of 2018 an many are featured on my www.twinmotion.uk website Gallery Page. There is so great works here and an amazing variety of subject matter, styles and complexities.Each has artistic merits and I love the way each person has directed their own mini film of their creative visions. ( You might notice that I do include a few of my own videos as I really enjoyed making these, and wanted to share them with you)
There are natural outdoor screens and beautiful indoor spaces, changing weather, wind and urban scenes which really show that Twinmotion has no limits to what can be achieved. Best of all you can download a free 20 trial and have a play! That's what Twinmotion is amazing for as its so fast easy it lets you simply explore " What if.....?"
Please let me have your feedback and also send me links to your amazing creations an you never know they might get featured in my next Best of Twinmotion Montages!
Jonathan Reeves is an award winning architect, author and educator of Innovative Vectorworks BIM specialising in professional Vectorworks & Twinmotion Training Sales, 3D, and BIM.
1: Twinmotion 2019 architectural rendering - Poolside Villa
2: 1807 RO1 by Filip Deslee
3: Re-Imagining Philip Johnson's Glass House
4: Indoor Pool by Paulo Vaconcelos
5: SketchUP+ Twinmotion by Arrive Muslim
6: ArchiCAD to Twinmotion by Applecore Designs
7: Earth Sheltered Eco by Jonathan Reeves
8: Daylight by Manimation
9: Modern Villa by Stephane Demulie
10: Eco Home by Jonathan Reeves
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Last year, VECTORWORKS launched the latest version of Vectorworks 2019, which offers an abundance of both new and updated features. As a reminder of everything you can find in Vectorworks 2019, here are 10 reasons to upgrade in the new year to make for a more fun, productive and create 2019!
We’ll start off by highlighting some overall upgrades. Take a look at a few of the core improvements we’ve made in our newest version.
Reason #1: Class and Layer Filtering
By using search keywords, you can instantly find the classes and layers you’re looking for. Or, you have the option to use filters to display classes and layers based upon specific properties. Either way, this capability lends itself to a quicker and more efficient workflow.
Reason #2: Clip Cube Viewport
You asked for it. Now, you can use the clip cube on sheet layer viewports. With 2019, you can use clip cubes in any rendered view or style, giving you the capability to create remarkable sections, elevations, and presentation drawings.
Reason #3: Image Effects
Bye, bye Photoshop! Now, mainstream image editing can be done right inside of Vectorworks. The new image effects feature works with viewports and imported images used to create your designs.
What’s New for Architecture?
Reason #4: Data TaggingData tagging gives you a consistent method for tagging and displaying data about objects and symbols in your model, saving you time and simplifying the process of tagging objects. You can select the type of tag you want based on visual attributes and the type of object you’re tagging. Then, you can select a mode and tag a single object or multiple objects. Don’t worry Landmark users—the Data Tag tool is available for you as well!
Reason #5: 2D Components for Hybrid Objects
This new tool is all about gaining greater efficiency in a 3D workflow. With this capability, you can create fully customized 2D drawings from your BIM models. Now, you have complete control over the level of detail that your symbols and plug-in objects display.
What’s New for Landscape?
Reason #6: Site Model Surface Sculpting
Site model sculpting offers you a more flexible and intuitive way to modify terrain, a feature that’s particularly desirable for academic projects, competition projects, and the early conceptual design phases of real-world projects. With Vectorworks 2019, you can easily sculpt the site for your project using a variety of Vectorworks direct modeling features, such as reshape and push/pull.
Reason #7: 3D Hardscape Components
Continuing on with our efforts to provide you with a more efficient user experience, the hardscape tool has been enhanced to act more like a layered slab object. Improvements in the hardscape object make it possible to define hardscape components and to slope hardscapes for drainage when used in conjunction with the Slab Drainage tool. Now you can specify paving material layers and create accurate material take-offs more easily than ever.
What’s New for Entertainment?
Reason #8: General Device Type Format (GDTF) and My Virtual Rig (MVR)
General Device Type Format, or GDTF, was conceived through a partnership with MA Lighting and Robe lighting in response to a problem that’s plagued the industry for years: No unified standard that connects planning-visualization and control of the intelligent hardware needed for a performance or event. To solve this problem, we’ve introduced GDTF, an easily supportable open format that bi-directionally connects the workflow for everyone. As part of the GDTF initiative, we’ve also developed My Virtual Rig. MVR is an open-standards container that packages the GDTF files for all of the lighting fixtures in your design. With MVR, you can now easily conduct your previz with Vision and communicate data (such as your patch) directly from your Vectorworks design to your console.
Reason #9: Instrument Numbering Command
Save time with new modes in the Lighting Instrument tool that allows you to specify your fixtures and auto-numbering preference upfront with Vectorworks Spotlight. Say goodbye to going back to fixture settings after it is inserted to define its mode and number.
Reason #10: Our Commitment to QualityLast, but certainly not least, we are determined to continually improve the quality of Vectorworks.
Between Vectorworks 2018 and Vectorworks 2019, we’ve reduced the time it takes to copy and paste, open files, start up, select objects, and more. In the past year, we’ve also drastically improved the stability of Vectorworks. This means less downtime and fewer technical issues, so you can spend more time designing and less time worrying about the technology’s performance.
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