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    Default Google Sketchup for Preview of Layout

    As I continue to read posts after posts I hopefully will learn what goes where. I have never seen LOR Sequencing software but I found that google sketchup (FREE) can be used quite well for a different kinda perspective for a preview of your layout. Sketchup can be a small bear to get used to but there are many many tutorials.

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    Default Re: Google Sketchup for Preview of Layout

    I draw mine with crayons. John showed me that trick.

    LOR S2 has a "visualizer" that reminds me of the kid's toy Lite Brite. It sort of gets the job done but Light Show Pro does a much better job. LSP requires learning curve is greater.

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    Default Re: Google Sketchup for Preview of Layout

    Sketchup rocks. But there is a learning cure. You could then "fly through" your display. It's something you would use for exact measurements to make sure everything would fit and view from various angles. What else would you suggest using it for? As Al said, lsP and S2 have their own 2D visualizers that let you draw your lights on a picture. Not much, but it works...

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    Default Re: Google Sketchup for Preview of Layout

    I played with it until i got it close. For me its just export as image and load into Vixen's preview and drop the Lite Brite pegs on it. It's no where near exact but give a better perspective that just snapping a picture and working on that.

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