Working with Drone Shows (FWsim Pro)

Working with Drone Shows (FWsim Pro)

Starting with version 3.5, FWsim Pro is able to import drone shows using the VVIZ format. The workflow is as follows:

  1. Plan your show in external drone show planning software, and export to VVIZ.
  2. Import the show into FWsim Pro
  3. (Optional) Put fireworks onto drones

Step 1: Plan your show in external drone show planning software

First, you need to choreograph your drone show in your drone show simulation software. Which software you use will depend on the manufacturer of your drones. We recommend the Drotek system - their software supports VVIZ export and they are very responsive to technical support requests.

If your drone simulation software does not offer VVIZ export, let us know.

Step 2: Import the show into FWsim Pro

You will find the VVIZ import in the Show menu. Upon import, a firing position will be created for every drone in the show.

You can click the show in the timeline and adjust the size of the light dots in the sidebar on the right.

Step 3 (Optional) Put fireworks onto drones

Upon import, a firing position is created for every drone. This allows you to put shots onto moving drones.

How you export the data for triggering shots on drones will depend on your drone system. Contact us with your specific scenario and we’d be happy to help you.

How to update the show after it has been imported

Simply delete the drone show from your timeline and import it again. The firing positions (one for each drone) will remain.