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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. Kevin Allen

    Until Next Time

    @Jim Wilson I am sad to see you go. You've been a great resource for me and many others.
  2. Kevin Allen

    Drawing spiral chair in elevation

    I would use Subdivision modeling.
  3. Kevin Allen

    Is there an app for that..?

    Sometime ago, I adapted some scripts so I get email notifications of most every post, or new post. Is that what you'd like?
  4. Kevin Allen

    Need Help!

    I've done a very similar thing making the strands of beads as an image prop. IMHO, this is mostly then a Photoshop exercise. It can certainly also be modeled, but the geometry would be considerable
  5. Kevin Allen

    Symbols and insertion points thought

    The symbol insertion tool does have insertion options, left, right, center.
  6. Have you selected displacement mapping in your bump definition? You might also want to fillet the edges of the hedges.
  7. Kevin Allen

    Light symbols completely dark when rendering

    Not necessarily easy, but it can be done. The SLD must have a lens object grouped with the body. The Light Info Record must be attached to the group, Sometimes that means un-attaching, editing and reattaching. You'll need a glow texture set to object attributes, and a class for the lens object with the texture assigned in the class. In File>Document Spotlight>Spotlight Preferences look at Lighting Instrument Color set by check Color Field and color field for Pen and Fill Then Modify the geometry in you lens class. Once you set upon a template file and modify your symbols it whoppers by default. The SLD symbol in the libraries pretty much all have lens object grouped wit the body. Other symbols may require the lenses to be modeled.
  8. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    @klinzey tried that. I think I had to delete the RMCache folder.
  9. Kevin Allen

    Setting Hybrid symbol fill

    whoa, above my pay grade...
  10. Kevin Allen

    Setting Hybrid symbol fill

    Auto Hybrid? Or all symbols?
  11. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    without getting into every option, I see the same problem with Chauvet and Tomcat.
  12. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    @Rob Books I only went to experiment with these because they were mentioned here. I wanted to be sure they were behaving as I expected. Here are a couple of screen shots
  13. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    @Rob Books I'm seeing them in the VWX lIbrary, BUT when I choose one I get a monstrously complex error message.
  14. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    If you want to modify the truss, say make it blue, assign a texture in the Truss>Truss Class Definition. FYI, VWX folks, even though I just refreshed my libraries, I'm having difficulty accessing this truss library in the VWX Libraries, Only the VSS libraries
  15. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    When you insert a truss object with the insert truss tool and choose a symbol from the library, VWX adds several classes. Amongst them are Rigging>Truss>Simplified ad Rigging>Truss>Truss. The simplified class is a really simple box geometry meant for speedy navigation. The Truss geometry is in the Truss>Truss class. Turn that on and turn the Truss>Simplified off.


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