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Chris Busch

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  1. So I just figured out that it only affects objects that use textures with included transparency. My usual workflow had been to create a texture with a PNG and use the alpha channel as the transparency mask, and to put that on the Top surface of my graphic object to simulate cut vinyl lettering. I would then rely on the color fill of the object to create the background in order to maintain consistency as I change the colors to match the walls. This has its own problems, but I haven't found a better way to create cut vinyl or oddly shaped graphics. I've never quite figured out how decals are supposed to work, as they don't render in OpenGL as far as I know. Anyway, for now I'll simply avoid this workflow, but it does seem like the way it interacts with the clip cube is a bug. Thanks, -Chris
  2. I've had this issue for a while, and have tried to solve it different ways, but wondering if it's not just a bug. When I use the clip cube with Open GL or Renderworks, I often get inconsistent texture clipping. It's seems like the texture plane is outside the clip cube within a different coordinate grouping, and it wants to show the clipped surface highlighted in red as if it's at the edge of the clip cube.. These a re Hybrid symbols, which I'm sure has a lot to do with it, but I've set all of my objects to be centered on the symbol locus, and zeroed out the coordinates of the polygons within the extrusions. The texture is applied to the Top texture surface, as these are graphic objects with different content on each side. and I've set the extrusions with a fill color that's not set by class (if that matters). Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks, -Chris
  3. Hi All, I'm coming up against an issue with output from DomC's wonderful concatenate node. When I serve a list into one input, the output list is not indexed, so the apply texture node isn't recognizing the names as a list. Does anyone have a recommendation for how to condition the output of the concatenate node? The attached network has a worksheet with ten inputs, but ultimately I'll need to do this for over 1000 textures. Thanks! ApplyTextureFromList.vwx
  4. Thank you jonasfehr! Working on an automation project and this is exactly what I was missing!
  5. Amazing, that did it! I was suspicious that it was a data formatting issue but didn't know how to fix it. Much appreciated Gregi! -Chris
  6. Hi Everyone, I'm having an issue with the add list node. If I create a list with the ordered list node and run it in, everything works well, but if I extract that information from a worksheet and run it into the node the result is 0 items. I've tried formatting the data as different number types (dimension, general, decimal) but same result. Anyone come across this before? Thanks! -Chris AddList_Debug.vwx AddList_Debug.vwx
  7. Hi Taproot, I’m just starting to explore how Vectorworks data can be moved to Airtable. Automated scheduled or real-time syncing would be ideal, but I know that can get messy. I’ve found it’s easy to move worksheet data to Airtable with a csv export (save for images), but need to look into ODBC for automation. Have you found any smooth workflows for this? Thanks!
  8. Hi Our Spaces, Do you have any tips or resource recommendations for setting up an efficient VW -> C4D pipeline? I'm just getting started seting mine up as a longtime VW/Renderworks user for exhibition design. Thanks!
  9. Hi Olivier, The only workaround I've found is to create the section viewport as normal, convert it to a group, and then start mirroring. Obviously you lose the viewport link, but it works as a brute force method.
  10. Hi All, RickR and Pat's answers were definitely correct, and I think it's been fixed in VW 2019 (at least with Service Pack 1). The key seems to be creating your report with the classes you do not want visible turned off in your navigation palette. The worksheet takes whatever current visibilities are in place and applies them to the image function, but if you would like to change them simply turn on/off what you need and recalculate.
  11. Hi, I use worksheets as a speedier way to enter data into title blocks, but sometimes my sheets exceed my screen size. It would be great to be able to freeze a column so that I can keep track of object IDs as I scroll horizontally, or freeze rows so I can keep track of my headings as I scroll vertically. Thanks,
  12. Ah, well, good to know it should and hopefully will function like that. Thanks for the info, and thanks for your response as well Rick!
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