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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. Kevin Allen

    LED wall looks dim, truss looks basic, no detail

    Edit the texture, choose the Reflectivity shader drop down menu and select glow for the list. From there you can adjust the amount of light the image will emit.
  2. Kevin Allen

    LED wall looks dim, truss looks basic, no detail

    do the texture have a glow shader?
  3. It should work like the others, I always have it docked at the bottom left of my screen
  4. Kevin Allen

    Auto Classing is the Devil!

    I see this in any number of tools. There really ought to be a class mapping tool that can set universal preferences for uses, documents,, or offices.
  5. Kevin Allen

    VW Manual?

    My book https://www.routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9780415726139/ Is a is meant for learning and as a desktop manual.
  6. Kevin Allen

    Single twist steel rod and bar...

    If you make a Subdivision spherical primitive, you can readily model the transition.
  7. Kevin Allen

    Single twist steel rod and bar...

    It's the corners that give you the look. IRL, I don't think twisting a round rod will give you the appearance you want. I imagine that in your model and in fabrication you'll have to transition from the rectangle to the circle. IRL, the welds can be ground down to make the transition appear seamless. Virtually, I would add a subdivision element to make the transition, of to make the entire piece. That's appreciably more complex modeling.
  8. Kevin Allen

    Single twist steel rod and bar...

    My first though is that the original spiral looks like the extrude was a rectangle, so the twist is visible. With the extruded circle, the twist has no visible effect.
  9. Kevin Allen

    Help with image

    more info?
  10. Kevin Allen

    Single twist steel rod and bar...

    Use the Twist option in the Deform Tool. You'll need three extrudes of the square rod. Twist one, and Use Model>Add Solids to put the three together. It might be possible to use one extrude and just twist the one area, but I'd have to check that functionality.
  11. Kevin Allen

    Lumion Ingratiation is Amazing

    Were the textures created and assigned in VWX? The Lighting?
  12. Kevin Allen

    Twinmotion plugin/livesync

    I've Downed this, any leads to where to best learn?
  13. Kevin Allen

    Rendering Times on Design Layer vs Sheet Layer

    The Design Layer render is at 72dpi, the SLVP has an assigned DPI, that might be 300. The increase is exponential.
  14. Kevin Allen

    Musical instrument / backline symbols

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  15. Kevin Allen

    Assign an object values

    If I correctly understand, you'll likely need the objects to be symbols. You'll need to create a data record for the object and include the parts and costs. Then you can create a report based on the data record and include on the sheet. You may need to recalculate the report to get updated information.


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