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  1. I have applied six drapes of different lengths to a stage, but when I click on the flyover tool, four of them disappear, and two remain. They are invisible until I return to top/plan mode. As far as I can see, I have given them all the same class and attributes. Any ideas? Could it be the fullness or the height being relative to the different lengths?
  2. I have the Artlantis demo downloaded, I am running Vectorworks 9.5.1 on PC with 384mb and 20GB. Every time I try to export a Vectorworks file into Artlantis, it gives me a Runtime Error (asked to be terminated in an unusual way) and closes down. I am trying to see what I can do to my current projects so I know whether or not to buy Artlantis! (Not much good if I can't export my pictures...) Ha ha.
  3. I also have a problem with Runtime Errors and are using XP (Professional). Mine says that the application has asked to terminate in an unusual way, then closes down. It used to happen whenever I tried to replace a symbol, but after I downloaded 9.5.1, it has been fine. However, now I am trying out an 'Artlantis' (rendering program) demo, and it happens whenever I try to export a file into Artlantis.
  4. Thanks Matthew, I just realised before I read your reply, that is was, in fact, the simple old attributes palette. Talk about going the complicated way around something, I feel quite silly now. I still have not, however, resolved the loci problem, but I was, I seem to recall, going from the 3D editing page to the 2D plan view. If it happens like that, what can I do to fix it? Does it return to normal if I go into another view? I have scrapped the document this was happening in.
  5. This has probably been answered somewhere, but there are so many... 1. I had a drawing of a complex room half finished, then started it again with a new floor plan, using some of the same symbols. It rendered slowly but well in the last version, however this time, some symbols (mainly the new ones I have made in this file) won't render at all! Even if they have textures on them, they end up wireframe, even with "Fast RenderWorks with Shadows" ticked in the toolbar. Some of the old ones are rendering. I am using an originally Autocad floorplan as a permanent base under the drawing. They don't even half render. 2. Some objects, after I make them symbols, turn into locus points when I come out of the edit symbol page. Are either or both of these a product of not yet having the update installed, or a lack of memory? [ 04-15-2002: Message edited by: Anita ]
  6. Is it possible to create an object with sides made of a semi-transparent material, so that I can shine a light from inside, TOWARD the side, and have it show from the outside? (Imagine what effect you would get from shining a torch onto a piece of paper and viewing it from the other side.) In reality, it is made of some sort of semi-transparent plastic.
  7. Thanks Geoffrey, that sounds quite workable! I hadn't seen that steel mesh texture, it may be just what I need, as the chandelier is mostly steel mesh except for the lights. Appreciate it, thanks again.
  8. I need to make an elliptical chandelier light. The actual light has about forty small lights all around the perimeter, and there are about twenty lights in the room. Renderworks does not like this. So, I tried it with reflective cones and four lights shining at each chandelier from each side, but it still cracks it. So how would I make the sphere hollow, a light in the middle, with holes around it to let the light shine out? Would this even work? Any easier ideas for this are very welcome!
  9. Okay, my boss worked out an alternative to this, which is that we printed the picture on a high quality printer, scanned it into photoshop, and then imported the file as a texture. It looks great! But I have another question, which is added back out in the main page... [ 03-27-2002: Message edited by: Anita ] [ 03-27-2002: Message edited by: Anita ]
  10. I have created a carpet tile in Vectorworks using 2D shapes, including circles, rectangles, colours and 2D spirals from the 2D spiral tool. Now I want to make it a texture, or at the very least, a flat polygon that I can make into a symbol for the floor that can be placed and rotated along with the rest of the picture. If I try "Convert to 3D polys", the spirals etc disappear and I end up with just circles and rectangles. It seems to have a problem converting the spirals to anything I can work with. I am trying to avoid having to make the whole carpet again in a third rate drawing program. Any ideas?

 

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