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Elite Exhibits

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  1. Right Click selects wrong item in Resource Manager VW 2020 VW 2022 SP6 iMac Pro - (Also reported this previously in VW/RW Designer 2022 on MacBook Pro) Right click on an item in the Resource Manager (Texture for example) If it is NOT already selected, then a different item comes up in the Edit Dialog. The Contextual Menu comes up correctly with a right click, and Edit is selectable. One needs to click once to select desired item in the Resource Manager, then right click to edit. I have also noticed this with the Organization Palette where the Active Sheet Layer is NOT the selected layer. Where as the active Design Layer is the selected layer. ie: From a Sheet Layer, open the Organization palette, and use the keyboard equivalent E to edit. The active Sheet Layer is NOT the selected Sheet Layer (¿ It appears to always be the top Sheet Layer in the list ?) See Attached Peter 94946856_RightClickResourceManager.mov
  2. FYI Batch Create Textures (Color / Image / Shader) (Create a texture resource from image in a folder) I am utilizing a Script from the Forum by Dominique Corpataux (?) The script imports all the images in a folder and creates matching Textures. A complimentary script will re import the same image files and change (update) the textures. If the images have changed. This allows a VW/RW to have Textures created and placed, then quickly updated when revised images are available. (Graphics for example) It also allow for an initial group of images to be imported, and mapped as textures. If the resolution is to high then the images can be altered outside of VW/RW and swapped for the existing Textures (Color / Image / Shader) with a Script. Peter
  3. TOM Also thanks ... Our workflow is assisted by the counting of Symbols, so any item should / could be a symbol. That said, our workflow has many permanent groups - Groups inside of groups. If there were fewer current problems editing Symbols, we might go back to more complex Symbols (ie: Symbols in Symbols). (FYI - We have yet to find a use for the Low/Medium/high options (and the effort needed) in our work flow.) 500 chairs should be in a group. You can lock them inside the group so the relation ship between each chair remains fixed. If you want / need to move all of them you simply grab the group and move a single item. You can class the Group or name the Group in the OIP. Custom Selection will select this name. A script can be created and saved if needed. 1. Try reshaping a Group (grab a corner handle) of organized symbols (like even rows of Chair Symbols) and see how they behave. 2. Inside this group of chairs, lock a few of the Symbols, now try reshaping the Group. 3. Now lock all the Symbols inside this group. Try to reshape it... Try to move it... It is easy to jump in an out of Groups with Saved Views. Questions - ¿ Why remove the PDFs ? (They are able to have snap to geometry that bitmaps do not. (Curious why...) Peter
  4. Question is - What determines the Default Texture selection in the OIP ? When an extrude is created, selected, and the OIP is opened. Selecting TEXTURE from the drop down options automatically gives the extrude a texture. This Texture not the first in line, it is not one recently used - ¿ What determines the texture that shows up. ? see attached Peter 341045670_TextureDefault_1.mov
  5. FYI This is confusing for new users I assist - The text under the Symbol Icon in the Resource Manager is "Red, Blue, Black or Green" All the symbols we have are "Black" - Recently I opened a file with Modified Title Block that was named with "Red" text Peter
  6. MGuilfoile I find it easier to visualize in the VW_RW app, than to create a similar description. Peter
  7. Pat Thanks for the Script - I find that many VW_RW users have a workflow with what I refer to as work arounds vs the process of this example, changing preferences. Knowing that this simplicity (One line Script) exist would make VW_RW much easier to use. Added this Script to my ever growing selection. Peter Preference Toggles.pdf
  8. MGuilfoile 7. What is "emitter" ... In the attached (VW_RW 2020) - Open and render with RenderWorks (Custom with all set to low - Anti Alias turned off is faster tan Final RenderWorks) Select the Saved View 111 if the scene opens in Top / Plan) In the View / Set Lighting Options change the Emitter setting lower number and re render - change again higher number and re render - The three lights all change as they are set to use Emitter Brightness Peter 408346396_LightsEmitter.vwx
  9. Ian Lane While we are on the subject, I find the Text Field / Search ability in newer versions of VW_RW to be extremely smooth & efficient. Example: find & change a class or replace a texture through the OIP. As Ian-DO stated, the text indicator/caret is there waiting, vs the need to click the cursor first. This would be idea in all such locations for efficiency. Always where there is only one option for text. Please Check ... The Organization Palette Thanks Peter
  10. Andy Thanks much (Also Pat) love the efficiency track on the TBB How To ... Peter
  11. Nikolay Excellent - Thanks In the Organization Palette there are no Page Numbers - Only Stacking Order (Same thing ?) Your suggestion works Thanks again Peter
  12. Is there a way to have the Sheet Layer Stacking Order in a Title Block or as a column in a Worksheet ? (along side Sheet Number, Title & Tags) Peter
  13. Pat Looking to use (for a long time...) the Align Selected Mappings check box in the Object Info Palette. Used GOOGLE to search the Forum back to 2010 ... No such luck on how it actually works Created a test file with two textured extrudes and tried as many combinations in the Object Info Palette as I could think of. ¿ Align Selected Mappings check box appears to ALWAYS be greyed out - What is the magic combination (VW_RW Designer 2020) ? ¿ Anyone have any thoughts ? Peter
  14. jolo2881 Start with your selected image. Higher resolution to start with gives a better texture, though there is a happy medium between size and rendering. Less complexity in the background of this image makes for an easier edit. Clean up this Image of your desired rail / fence / pattern in a pixel editor. Pixelmator Pro does a great job of removing the background. What you want to have left is the fence image with a mono color background. It could have the background in green screen or as an Alpha Channel. These options work for the textures Trans Shader - though I am not sure if one is better than the other - my example was a plain white background. Save this file as a PNG Create a texture in VW_RW …with above file as the Color / Image (Shader) Rotate the image (90 degree). Inside the Texture creation dialog / Edit Image Color panel (ie: so it appears on its side). You will use this same image for the Transparency / Image Mask (Shader) For the Transparency / Image Mask (Shader) select Reuse an Image from Another Resource / This Texture's Color and you have the same image for the Color & Trans Mask Select the Transparent Color option (Or the Alpha Channel if that is available in the image file ...) I usually push the Color Matching slider to the left / Mask Contrast to the right (You can always go back to these settings) Check the Anti Alias option, also Infinite repetitions of the image. Set the size to match the desired height of the fence. I applied this texture to an extrude of zero thickness, arbitrary length, and the desired height, then rotated the applied texture, on the extrude, 90 degrees. Do this in the Object Info Dialog / Render Tab. This is so the Texture Size is the same dimension as the height of the fence / height of the extrude, not the width. You are then able to alter the length of the fence by altering the extrusions length. (Infinite Repetitions of the Texture Image Shader) Altering the stop / start point is facilitated in the Object Info Dialog / Render Tab, with the Offset V number (Not the Offset H as you may think) Render in a RenderWorks Mode for the Trans Mask. If there are white edges on the rendered texture, clean up the image some more, or add additional black to cover this artifact. What you see in my example started as a screen shot of your FORUM posted image - cleaned up and used for the texture. A quick clean up trick with any symmetrical item (as your fence example photo is ...) Work hard and clean up half the image, then mirror that half to make the whole image. How you Render is How you Draw ... Peter 1453139110_FenceRailingImageShader.vwx
  15. FYI I have seen this for a long time ... will look for an example. (MacBook Pro) I believe that it appears when the view is rendered Open GL (Shaded) and a Symbol is edited (Maybe a Hybrid Symbol) on the drawing, NOT through the Resource Manager. Peter
  16. FYI Also had issues when we upgraded to VW_RW 2022 - It often went into automatic APPLY TO FACE mode when that was not desired. As we already mapped textures to different faces based on geometry & need (How you render, is How you draw...) Ended up deleting the tool from the workspace and that put an end to the problems / bugs. One Question left unanswered: What is the easiest way to change from objects with existing Face Override to Texture Overall ? (My original question : Posted June 14, 2022) Assistance is appreciated Peter
  17. FYI Also had issues when we upgraded to VW_RW 2022 - It often went into automatic APPLY TO FACE mode when that was not desired. As we already mapped textures to different faces based on geometry & need (How you render, is How you draw...) Ended up deleting the tool from the workspace and that put an end to the problems / bugs. One Question left unanswered: What is the easiest way to change from objects with existing Face Override to Texture Overall ? Assistance is appreciated Peter
  18. Pat or Andy Thanks - Great input from all - Followed this thread and I have what I need for a current drawing, except ... Have only the Sheet Number & Sheet Title in a Title Block based on a Title Block Style based on a Title Block edited from the Standard Title Blocks.vwx file. When I edit the Style from the Resource Manager, I am able to see the two linked items - I move them, except they do not move accordingly on the Sheet Layer. The text NAME for the Sheet Style is in RED in the Resource Manager - Does that indicate a ? Do I need to make it a Symbol ? - Insert it into a Symbol ? FYI - Set up the Title block on a single sheet layer till it looked as needed - then copy and paste onto other sheet layers. Location changed Sheet Layer to Sheet Layer Any assistance is appreciated Peter
  19. fuberator Is this a similar topic on Light Visibility ? Peter
  20. jolo2881 I tend to find greater realism & simplicity with a masked Image - attached Peter Fence Rendered.pdf
  21. Visibility script Hides the Light, not the geometry ... Try it ... Peter
  22. Try a Custom Visibility VW Script - Hide Lights / and One to Show lights ... Peter
  23. lainy1961 Possible option: Workflow for past projects I have done: In a new drawing, alter the Page Set Up to a grid like 3 pages x 3 pages. This gives you a large drawing area. Option #1 would be to set the drawing scale to fit this large drawing area. You are able to Zoom - Fit To Page and see this entire 3x3 grid (KB=4) In the middle make a rectangle around the center page - Go back to the Page Set Up and turn the Page Breaks off. (Now 3 pages x 3 pages looks like / zooms one large page) Convert this center page rectangle to a Guide (Modify/Guides/Make Guide) Guides are Locked by default The overall drawing area is the 3 pages x 3 pages, with the print area inside the middle page (ie: inside this Guide) Option #2 is to set the drawing scale to fit this middle page ie, scale to what you want to print on this one center page. Hide or Show this Guide in the Modify/Guide menu - If it is the only Guide, then one is able to Select this Guide (From the Modify / Guides Menu) then Zoom - Fit to Objects (KB=6) from any location on the drawing … Alternate is to make a Saved View of this center page / print location, and select it to see the middle page. (As we use Saved Views for rendered PDF output rather than Sheets / Viewports...) When you print, select Page 5 and only this middle page will print. (Or make a Sheet / Viewport to get the desired print.) Peter
  24. Avoid some VW aggravation - Make sure that the Stacking Order "#" column is selected ... Peter
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