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  1. Marconi

    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @Jan-Burger TROOST This issue is persistent through all drawings I have attempted to render. So no, no drawings are rendering as they should. When I performed a full re-install I also started a new user profile for a true clean install...to no avail.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    Just posting a final observation. After completing a full re-installation of VW 2018 I have exhausted all options that I know of to sort this problem out. Nothing has improved and I am still unable to render my drawing(s) as desired. If this isn't a bug than perhaps its just a nasty way of finding out I need a better laptop to render my drawings. Shame.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @Jan-Burger TROOST So I gave your trick a shot and upon rebooting and discovered something had changed. Artistic, fast, final, and custom renderworks are now no longer selectable options. I'll restore all the deleted .plist files and see if I can recreate this issue.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    Thanks @Kevin McAllister & @markdd . I've tried all of your suggestions and still have the same results. The last thing I can think of is to do a full re-install of VW and see if it is indeed a weird installation fluke. Otherwise, I'm at a loss. Btw Custom renderworks performs exactly as you saw in the video even with all settings at low.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @markdd , Sure! here's a quick and dirty screen capture video to illustrate. I start in wireframe, render in OpenGL, and then attempt to render in fast renderworks. I then illustrate the flyover "ghosting" of all objects and symbols. At the end I show my display preferences for those curious. Again, I really appreciate the amount of feedback and input I'm receiving. Definitely the silver lining of this issue ūüôā Ghosting in Rendering.mp4
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @markdd Correct. I am NOT attempting to navigate while rendering. I am simply navigating through the drawing after it has become obvious that the rendering is not initializing (no status bar, etc.) And yes, at the recommendation of @Kevin McAllister I did modify those graphics settings with no noticeable change in performance unfortunately.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    I agree with many above that hardware is probably the culprit here. InterestinglyI had no issues with my old 2012 Mac book (which also utilized an integrated graphics card). I'm still left wondering why VW itself would not notify me of any performance issues in the software when an inaccessible operation was selected. I understand that there are several different tiers of recommended hardware profiles, but encountering this issue with no in-software notification or explanation seems...incorrect. It makes me think that I'm experiencing a bug. Thankfully, this forum is a great sounding board and extremely responsive so I'm not left searching too long for answers. Guess I'm in the market for a new machine with a dedicated graphics card.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @markdd Specs: MacBook Pro 10.13.6 (13-inch, 2016) 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 550 1536 MB Running VW2018 Spotlight SP4
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    @Jim Wilson I tried a full system reset and reboot, but got the same results. Still seems as if the rendering isn't initializing when I select fast, final, custom, or artistic rendering options. Directional view changes, zooms, and flyovers produce Open GL grade rendering briefly while the view is moving/zooming before reverting to transparent objects. I'm stumped. If anyone else has experienced this, please chime in and add your two cents.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    TBH Jim, this is the first I'm noticing the issue. However, this hardware is relatively new to me (still gotta update my old tag) and this is my first time trying to do a full render on this machine. I'll give an update after I try a full system restart around lunch time when I can afford the time to do it.
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    VW2018 Vanishing objects in rendering?

    I suspect its gotta be a hardware issue. It's as if the rendering operation never initializes when I select either of those options. No status bar and I'm able to freely select objects (something I cant do when running other rendering options). Almost as if VW is looking at my measly graphics card and just saying "nope!" Strange that I don't get any kind of notification pop-up though. Thanks for taking the time to look at the file.
  12. Hello, I'm having a seemingly funky rendering issue across multiple files. I'm running VW Spotlight 2018 SP4 and am unable to render in Final Renderworks or as Custom Renderworks. Its as if the operation never starts and all my objects, symbols, etc. become transparent (as in they become invisable). Everything is still selectable and appears with an orange outline when selected. Also of note is that when I zoom in and out with the mouse, I am able to briefly see all objects crudely rendered. However, the moment I release the mouse when zooming to lock in a view, all objects revert to their incognito modes and disappear once again. Open GL rendering seems to work just fine. File uploaded below I cant find anything else about this problem on the forums, so I know I'm missing something. Or perhaps I'm just a victim of not enough GPU for VW? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Specs: MacBook Pro 10.13.6 (13-inch, 2016) 2.9 GHz Intel Core i5 8 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 Intel Iris Graphics 550 1536 MB Running VW2018 Spotlight Chandelierv1.vwx
  13. Greetings, I am generating worksheets to quickly export lighting instrument information for paperwork and labelling purposes on my shows. I'm able to get almost everything I'm looking for in the proper format except for my fixture positions. Often it is helpful to get the X or Y coordinates of a lighting fixture relative to a center point on a truss for quick placement on site as load in is happening. Currently when I request the 'x location' or y location' values in the lighting reports set-ups I get a string of very long numbers that don't quite translate to any useful real world units (see attached screen shot and file). I know there has to be a way to edit the format of these units, but I cant seem to find it. Any information or thoughts would be awesome as my current work around is to tediously use the measuring tool to find my x & y positions unit by unit...very time-consuming. Note: I've tried changing units within my document preferences and it doesn't seem to effect the worksheet output Thanks! x-position tester.vwx
  14. Marconi

    Title Block Scaling Issue

    That worked, thank you! And I suppose that makes proper sense, it just forces me to do a sheet for every drawing now :).
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    Title Block Scaling Issue

    Greetings, I'm having a peculiar issue with the new title block tool in VW Spotlight 2018. I'm not having any issue with placing or scaling sheet borders, however every title block I attempt to place or update from an earlier version drawing shrinks to a completely useless size. As far as I can tell there is no adjustment on this sizing and aside from custom creating a title block, I cant work with it. Am I missing something or is this part of a title block bug? I've included a test file that contains only the border and title block in question. Any insight is appreciated. In the meantime, I'll just be firing up VW2017 to use as a title block tool o_O. title test.vwx

 

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