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Kevin Allen

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  1. at this pic nt, I think you're correct. That's why I suggest a VE. In the meantime, the other apps allow dims to be entered, MagicPlan can bluetooth to SOME lasers. In turn you can draw walls, correct the length with the laser and export a file to import/trace in VWX.
  2. I would put in a VE for more features. I don't recall the full capabilities of Nomad Measure, but https://cloud.vectorworks.net/portal/help/pages/measure-in-ar/?app=IOS_NOMAD Look at FloorPlanner and MagicPlan to add to your arsenal.
  3. To clarify. I'm guessing, we're all guessing, at the final results desired. it looks to me like a series of flat panels. I agree that sarong with a 2D rectangle/polys gives the base layout. I think the desired results are flat planes of sheet metal or some other thin material. I m unclear as to whether the gaps are wanted. Once the points re determined in 3D space, I would use the 3D Polygon tool to make the polys and then the Shell Solid tool to get the thickness. If the gaps are desired, that's probably it. It these 3D objects need to mitre, some fussing will be required.
  4. Are the Gaps intentional? I would use 3D Locus objects and 3D Ploygons
  5. or the curved wall tool. Not sure what the end result is to be. The wall tools, with appropriate settings, can also give you platforms.
  6. I'm still a little unclear, but wouldn't this be easier in 3D?
  7. You kind of do need a bluetooth connection. The iOS Measure app is weak. MagicPlan can be a PITA without a connection to a laser. Floorplanner looks kind if cool, but all imperfect. I think measure and survey deserve a VE for VCS.
  8. I don't see this issue. UV is on by default, and stays on for me, unless I open a very old file.
  9. hmmm, I know I've had the same frustration in other programs. Nor sure about AI or CC in general.
  10. Reach out to them, OZcad is very responsive and perhaps there is a 2020 version, ie maybe the 2019 version will work. I love AnimationWorks, BUT if you're after something articulated, like a dancer AnimationWorks cannot create that type of movement. You could get an object to track through.
  11. There is a somewhat older Escalator tool in the Architect toolset. Not sure if it's included with Spotlight.
  12. Maybe I missed it, but I would want a count of the tiles and types. I'd want them in 3D. Not sure there's a good way to count symbol, or keep records attached...
  13. I just poked around a bit too. I was going to comment on the number of point lights, each of which adds considerable computing time. Multiple points lights add time exponentially. I was going to experiment with a vectorworks spotlight object or two. Also wondering if there is a solution with IES files and custom lights. GI means...?
  14. I typically use Duplicate Array, BUT when trimming that will mess with counts.
  15. I've done this type of thing on a smaller scale, but painstakingly manually.
  16. Glass setting are somewhat a matter of taste, but some guidelines below. The Portal option in Indirect Lighting allows light through the glass. I might also experiment with a backlit shader and not glass. In order for light rays to bend correctly, Glass requires two surfaces; glass objects should be a 3D Object, not a simple 3D Polygon. Without a second surface, the light will bend as if it is going into glass, but not bend back. When creating glass for a window, Press the Indirect Lighting Options button in the Texture Definition Dialog. There, choose Portal and Emit Light.
  17. Do the glass textures have 'portal' selected in the shader?
  18. Photometric tools only work with spotlight lighting devices. They need to be on and focused. your house lights must be spotlight lighting devices, which can be custom made if you’re not using theatrical fixtures so you need those ficus pint objects. They and the photo metic objects can be classed or on their own layer to control visibility.
  19. Do you include large texture images? I've done some big shows, with complex geometry, and 5Gb is an insane file size.
  20. What is the current status of VWX and Catalina?

 

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