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Peter van der Elst

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  1. part of their appeal is that they cannot be scaled, messed with or edited (easily)

    True, but that could be prevented with a password, or not? I agree with Christiaan, that it would be a perfect standard. Also converting through Illustrator is nice, but not everything will be converted perfectly and you need to buy the software as well. Thanks anyway! Maybe there will be a reaction from Nemetschek.

    Regards,

    Peter

  2. I just read the new eDispatch where Sean Flaherty writes something about their collaboration with Adobe. He's writing about the strategy of that partnership to make pdf a more commonly used format. My question is then, why is the import pdf function disabled for us VW Fundamental 12.5 users? That's a bad start, I think. Maybe in an update? Thanks in advance!

    Regards,

    Peter

  3. I totally agree! The Radiosity and HDRi renderings are taking too long on my Mac Pro as well (4 x 3GHz). HDRI is OK when you use the "low" setting though. Why can any 3d program render radiosity much quicker than Renderworks. I use Cheetah3d for rendering now, and it gives much better results in the fraction of the time. I hope this will be sorted in a next release.

    Regards,

    Peter

  4. I'm sorry, that was a misunderstanding. I thought I saw it while browsing through the plugin folder. I saw the exporter in the workspace though.

    Sorry for your time.

    Regards,

    Peter

  5. Maybe this question has been asked before (couldn't find it here), but I have VW12 Fundamental that includes the 3ds exporter in the plugin folder (Mac). I know it only works for the designer series. So why tease me with a plugin I really could and want to use, but doesn't work because I don't have one of the designers packages? I think a .3ds export should be a standard with your great program. Or will it be available in the future?

    Regards,

    Peter

  6. Haven't checked this thread in a while, sorry!

    Well to answer Bara. We often use Vectorworks to make presentationbooks. I know it's not publishing software, but it's works great! We can use our technical drawings alongside renderings and reference pictures etc. So is there an answer to my question? Maybe a script or something?

    PS. Release VW12 for the Netherlands already!!! :-)

    Regards,

    Peter

  7. Hi Nicholas, I don't have version 12 yet. But this doesn't look good :-( . Maybe a workaround would be to turn the windows into an area light? I use this workaround with other 3d programs sometimes to reduce rendertime. I can't wait for Version 12 to come to the Netherlands. I hope within a couple of weeks so I can experiment during the Christmas weeks :-)

    Good luck and I'm sorry I couldn't be of direct help.

    BTW. How are exterior models lit?

    Regards,

    Peter

  8. Too bad it's not a plugin for Fundamental users. At our office there aren't many Architects features we could use, because most of the plugins are not suited for the Dutch market. We use Sketchup and the 3ds format often. So it's a real pity that there not included in the Fundamentals. Well maybe in a later version. (or I have to convince my boss to buy 1 VW Architects licence) :-)

    Thanks for bringing the Sketchup plugin to this great program anyway!!!

    Regards,

    Peter

  9. Hi,

    Wouldn't it be great to also post (small) images along with your messages. This way some questions could easily be explained. Wouldn't it also be great to have a Gallery section? Especially with the new render options, I bet there are some nice pictures on the way!! People can also ask for comment on their pictures. Just like SU and Maxwell forums for example.

    Regards,

    Peter

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