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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. Me too. I think Ia also sked for this years back as well. I generally use the edit symbol functionality to detail parts of a design, or I have to have a design layer. Being able to create a SLVP from the edit symbol window would clean up my files.
  2. Looks, to me, like you would need to model the floor and the ceiling grid, and use a black background, Keep the light restricted tot he area of the stand.
  3. I think I've had the same issue. I generally use simple procedural textures. I recall trying to get a wood grain. but I could not control the direction, so I modified the design.
  4. if you convert, keep a copy of the subdivision for future edits. I'm not an engineer, but I can see how mapping directions on faces could be an issue.
  5. I have to check, but this seems odd.It might require using the split tool and multiple textures.
  6. hmmm, I can't seem to convert to Generic Solid either using v2020. I can convert to a mesh, but that should only provide a shell. Looking at the 'floors' above, I would think that getting the solid from the subdivision would be the first step. Then modeling the outside of the walls and floors as an overall 3D object using simple extrudes and Add Solids would give you something to Subtract from the generic Solid and then the interior detailing could be modeled. I would doo all of this on different design layers to keep everything lined up and to meep the individual objects easier to see as you work. That said, the failure of the convert to generic solid seems to be a bug. I don't think either NURBS or using Multiple extrudes will give you what you want. That said, perhaps, and maybe w=using a simply exterment, model the interior hollow, then subtract that from the 'cardboard' overall shape (having assembled that using add solids to make one object), then Co avert the result to a subdivision and while not touching the interior, work on the exterior surface?
  7. You should be able to post here or send a forum message or email klad@klad.com
  8. It really is best practice in Vectorworks to draw in scale not in 1:1 for large objects. In terms of the hollowing out. You can convert the Subdivision object to a generic solid, duplicate and scale down the solid and then Model>Subtract to give you 'walls.' However when you do that conversion you can no longer model the object. I'm thinking there is also a way to do this and keep the object as a subdivision, although that's more difficult and would require some thought. Using the ethos above, the walls would be very regular, keeping it as a subdivision, would allow for irregular modeling.
  9. Hmmm, kind of a PITA, but you could do the detail in a separate document and reimport back. Possibly as a DLVP.
  10. I do go back to the texture. I wouldn't try to model every last bit of geometry, let a bump map really help you.
  11. I might start with something like this, les complex, convert to subdivision and model further.
  12. Not seeing what you’ve done or what you want, I think the answer is less in the model than in the texture. I would use the noise option in the bump shader.


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