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  1. Hi Pat, Thanks for your ideas, yes a very easy work around indeed ....... I actually though it was something I was missing with the Subtracted Solid but of course it has no 2D components, Probably because I subtracted from the deck which has 2D I was expecting the new object to have it as well. Thanks for the help Dave.
  2. Hi Team, I have a question about Filling Objects, I have taken a stage deck that I created using the stage deck tool and cut a hole in it using the subtract solids tool to make a trap door, the new object now has no fill in Top/Plan view, how can I give this a colour fill like the deck next to it Thanks Dave.
  3. thanks for this Kevin, I'll Check it out 🙂
  4. Hello All, Does anyone know of any tutorials/ video how to's on how to model a drinks tin, coke can etc, its the taper on the top of the tin that I'm unsure of Thanks In Advance
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    Light Bulb

    Hey Jim, Looks brilliant, really really smart....... I love the filament glow too, thanks for the post of your file too, I'll have a good look through it Cheers Dave.
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    Light Bulb

    HI Jim, Thats not bad for 20 Mins, I would think it would take me about 20 hours just to get to that stage ! I look forward to seeing your finished render, was all this done in VW ? Thanks Dave.
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    Light Bulb

    I wish there were results to share, Bulb has been sidelined as the project changed, will still try to model it though for my own findings & learning
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    Light Bulb

    Hi Guys, Thanks so much for all your posts and tips, this has really helped me, Some of the tip produces great results but render time is huge, I'm still tinkering to find a happy balance....... My project has 22 hanging light bulbs so render time is important, hopefully i'll be able to post my final result here soon, Thanks once again Dave
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    Light Bulb

    Hello Team, Does anyone have any tips for lightbulbs and rendering them ? I am trying to achieve the glass bulb effect shown in the attachment, my previous attempts just look like globes or spheres, any tips gratefully received Dave.
  10. Hi All, Does anybody have a Par 64 6 Lamp bar and 4 Lamp bar symbol they wouldn't mind sharing with me. I have made my own but I don't seem to be able to rotate it to the angle required (90? Vertical) Thanks Dave.
  11. Hi All, Thanks for your replies, yes I am looking for any alternatives as the VW2011 ones don't have a lot of new symbols. I am looking for GLP Impression 120 fixtures and a Robe or Clay Paky Beam Fixture. Tamsin, thanks for the heart, it works a treat. Thanks Again, Dave.
  12. Thanks all for the tip, i have dropped Steve Shelly a mail, in the mean time does anybody have a clay paky or robe beam symbol ? Cheers, Dave.
  13. Hi All, Does anyone have any ideas as to where I can find a pretty uniform set of symbols for VW. Over the years I have collected many symbols from all different places and I would like to get some that all look relatively the same. Any ideas gratefully received. Cheers. D
  14. Hi Andrew, Thanks for posting that symbol for me, unfortunately I cant seem to open it, I get the attached error message from VW. I am running Vectorworks 2010 spotlight renderworks on a mac 10.6.4 Any ideas, Best Regards, Dave.
  15. Hi Andrew, You wouldn't have a VL3000 symbol as well would you, the 3500 one is great, Besr Regards, Dave
  16. Hi Guys, How do I angle a 6 lamp Par 64 bar, I have a show that requires all my 6 lamp par bars to be at 15? & 25? angles but I keep getting the error that hybrid objects can only be rotated around the z axis, surly there must be an easy way to do this ? Thanks in advance for any help
  17. Hi All, So I have just installed Snow Leopard 10.6 on my macpro....... and now VW2008 will not see the licence dongle ........HELP ! Anyone got any clues Many Thanks, Dave.
  18. Hi Michael, I cant do the hanging angle thing as the truss I created I had to make it into a group as it was made up of 8 bits of truss so the option to set the hanging angle disappears as soon as it becomes a group... any ideas.
  19. Hi Michael, OK I am closer to finding what the problem is with the truss turning grey, i created the truss configuration again, then clicked create symbol as i need to be able to rotate this object 45? and use it in other drawings. when i open the drawing and insert it onto the page as soon as I render it shows grey, what am I doing wrong in the conversion to a symbol ?
  20. strange thing is though its happened on the last 3 drawings I have done, they have all started rendering in silver but then something changes them and they turn the dark grey colour,
  21. Hi Michael, this is strange as I dont think I have changed anything to a lighting object. I am going to re draw thinks today and see what happens. Thanks Dave.
  22. Can anyone help me, whenever I draw a truss it seems to render grey, i cant seem to find out why, I have attached a file.... any help would be greatly received. Cheers, Dave.
  23. Hi Guys, I have successfully imported a sketchup file into VW2008, but when i render the model it just shows as 1 colour (grey) what do I need to do to get the imported model to show as the model I downloaded, any help greatly appreciated.
  24. Hi Guys, Thanks for theses replies, I will take a look when I get home tonight, but basically I want a bar of 4 par cans like ACL's and I want to hang them on my truss that is raked at 30?. when I rotate the symbol I created it rotates all 4 par cans 30? round their own centers rather than rotating the bar of 4 round its center. Make sense ? Thanks For the help and input, Best Wishes, Dave.
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