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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. sounds like you might need three different wall objects, stacked.
  2. @Tom W. goes through the process. If the Topo is vector, use the lines to make polys. You can also use the Polygon tools and the Paint Bucket option to make a Poly, then extrude the poly as needed and move the extrusion to the appropriate Z level. Imagine elif you were using cardboard to stack topo layers.
  3. Thank you. That way I get pretty decent looking results. But I'm looking for a way to generate a terrain, that does not only look good, but represent the actual measurements of the reality accurately. if you start with a topographic map and have the elevations that should be reasonably accurate. I think once you have the topography there is a convert to command
  4. I have extruded a number of organic shapes from topography. Then I have done (or not, as needed) a drape surface.
  5. Yes, but the additional Info would only be visible in the Data Pane of the OIP, correct? Harder to organize and review in the Data Pane.
  6. Preferences, Display tab, Set Display Light Objects drop down to Only in wireframe
  7. Image props usually have a constant reflectivity, which kind of prevents seeing how any light affects the image. It also keeps the crossed planes from being visible. You can try to correct with a different reflectivity shader and not using crossed planes.
  8. the GDTF info is troubling. As I see it, and I am happy to be corrected, GDTF is not ready for primetime, and does not replace VWX symbols. My city wants to be oriented around public transit and not cars. So we are building buildings without enough parking spaces, even if the infrastructure to live without a vehicle doesn't yet exist. GDTF feels the same. In terms of power planning, some devices require a voltage surge to start. doesn't that need to be a part of power planning? From the LIR?
  9. There really should be standards. That said, using different sets of data for different purposes in the OIP, aid in the comparison/selection of devices.
  10. I have a simple 2D 'target' in Plan, front, and side views.0-0-0.vwx
  11. Sometimes, I want to see that point. In a proscenium theatre, that is the intersection of the plaster line and the centerline. In a tv studio or ballroom, the point is somewhat arbitrary but usually the center of the room. So, that symbol has its own class for visibility. If I need to see it, I want to be sure the people who need to see it can't miss it.
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