What is the course about?
This is an opportunity to improve your skills whilst developing your own Vectorworks projects. The workshop will explore best practices for the software in both the 2D and 3D environment plus review some core concepts to help improve what you already know. During the course you are invited to bring with you a current or past project that you would like to work on directly or use as a vehicle to improve your skills.
What will we cover?
- Revision of existing commands in both 2D and 3D
- Visualising in 3D
- Creating Sheet Layers,Viewports and Sectional Viewports
- Setting up camera angles for perspective views
- Applying textures
- Lighting options.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Create plans and elevations
- Create digital 3D images
- Visualise the model from different viewpoints
- Apply a range of textures and finishes
- Create a lit model
- Prepare images for printing.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is for users of Vectorworks who have a good basic understanding of the software and of using a computer to open, copy and save files. You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in the Design studio.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You need to bring a USB memory stick of at least 2GB to back up and store your data. Other basic materials will be provided.
If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10%
discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you
should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross
shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions
apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Develop your skills further with VG514 Sketchup Pro intensive for beginners or VF500 City Lit interior design course.
City Lit offer a range of courses in Interior Design, Vector Works, SketchUp Pro, Axonometric Drawing, model making, Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your Interior Design practice.