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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.
  16. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    Well, I don't know where you're looking. If you're simply rendering on a Design Layer you can go to the Navigation palette, Classes tab and turn the class off. Similarly you can go to Tools>Organization and the Classes tab and turn off there. If you're woking in a SLVP, you have to select the SLVP and then click the Classes button in the OIP and turn the class off in there.
  17. Kevin Allen

    Renderworks texture preview different from actual result

    your results don't look like your preview. Are you texturing an object above?
  18. Kevin Allen

    Renderworks texture preview different from actual result

    What is you increase the number of blades of grass?
  19. Kevin Allen

    Tyler Truss

    Turn off the class rigging-truss-3D-simple I my have the name wrong there, but it's close.
  20. Kevin Allen

    Stamped Sheet Metal Louvers

    I think I would start by using the Loft with Rail tool to make one, duplicate as needed. Add the surfaces together, then use Shell Solid to get the thickness.
  21. Kevin Allen

    Vision Meshshape

    If I understand what you're asking, you need to do and export ESC or MVR with just the objects you want visible.
  22. Kevin Allen


    Please yes, as some type of option, It's not always the needed answer, but oh so very often
  23. Kevin Allen

    Renderworks texture preview different from actual result

    Just curious, have you tried the grass texture?
  24. Kevin Allen

    How do I export 2d elevations

    Sheet Layer Viewports.
  25. Kevin Allen

    Led screen image

    Make the additional screens in other files and use DLVPs to bring them in, exclude the DLVPPs front he counts.


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