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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. Kevin Allen

    Design Summit ends Election Day

    I just have to fill men out and drop in th email!
  2. Kevin Allen

    Crowd with LED wristbands

    I think a Marionette script could handle the random distro.
  3. Kevin Allen

    How to create a garden shade sail?

    Happy to Help. Let me know how it goes. I have the file I made if you need.
  4. Kevin Allen

    How to create a garden shade sail?

    So, I would Draw the triangle in plan, go to Modify>Convert>Convert to Subdivision. Start buy setting the subdivision iteration to a low number, like 0 in the ensuing dialog. Change to a front or side view. Select the edit subdivision tool in the 3D modeling toolset, first mode or operation (transform), select one corner. Hover over the dragger until eh Z axis turns yellow and drag up. Tab into the floating data bar and set a height. Remember, the triangle is the ground, so set the heights above the bottom for the heights from the low point of the swoop. Then I would raise the the thing. Alternately, you can raise the flat surface first. Changing views helps, working in OpenGL may help. Select the Split mode of the Edit Subdivision tool and select an edge. drag towards the center. Do the same with another edge. Use the transform mode to select the new center point. use the dragger to have the surface bow down in the middle. By default, the dragger is constrained to XYZ movement, although you can rotate those axis. For what you want, I don't think you want or need to do that. It's tricky at first, but once you get it, it all makes sense.
  5. Kevin Allen

    How to create a garden shade sail?

    or convert the triangle to NURBS, the old skol way
  6. Kevin Allen


    I don't believe so, but it would be useful
  7. Kevin Allen

    Anyone using Database?

    The Callout tool could use some love, but the Reconcile Notes Command helps IF everyone is properly using the database.
  8. Kevin Allen

    Anyone using Database?

    I'm not sure you can reconcile notes as you suggest. Organizing a team is always a challenge. There need to be some rules about how and where notes are added to the database. On a recent project we saw duplication of notes and inconsistent use, so training is needed. One other issue I've seen is a Mac/PC thing with Dropbox. The Notes tool would 'lose' the link tot he database and s=need to have that link reset when a user switched platforms.
  9. Kevin Allen

    Anyone using Database?

    if it's a VWX Notes database, store in the Workgroup folder or on a dropbox.
  10. Kevin Allen

    LED Screen Tool - Blow through video wall?

    I should think this would be easy enough with the LED tools. Best NOT to use Simple 3D.
  11. Kevin Allen

    LED Screen Tool - Blow through video wall?

    What is a "Blow-Through?"
  12. Kevin Allen

    Move Along Path Animation

    You might also consider AnimationWorks PIO.
  13. Kevin Allen

    Crowd with LED wristbands

    Sounds like a challenge. With a spotlight lighting device, I use the Spotlight preferences to adjust the color of the lens in Spotlight preferences, bu class and use the color field. I would think I could manipulate another type of symbol in the same way. The figures would have to be converted to lighting devices.
  14. Kevin Allen

    Problem with Textures and Text

    Can't you simply change the Jamb Class in the Settings?
  15. Kevin Allen

    System Scaffold as Custom Truss in Braceworks?

    Sounds like an excellent idea. I know custom truss can be created by defining a section. Not sure about scaffolding.


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