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Kevin Allen

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  1. The Spotlight Lighting Device must have a lens object and that object needs to be grouped with the body. The Light info Record needs to be attached to the group. Most of the stock content has the object and the group. Editing the group keeps the LIR intact.

     

    You'll need a Glow texture based on Object Attributes. You'll need a class for the lens object. Assign the class tot he lens, make sure all attributes are by class.

     

    In the Spotlight prefs, In the Lighting Devices-Classes and Color tab check modify lighting instrument color and color field and house the class.

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  2. This seems to be an ongoing problem, but it can be resolved. I've experimented with colleagues and different import/export settings. I've managed, usually easily to get complex VWX models into AutoCAD. It does take some trial and error Sometimes, but this looks like it should be easy enough.


  3. When I want this effect, I create a large cyc (or cyclorama) for the background, generally black or white with a certain amount fo gloss. Not rue black or white, but a light or very dark gray.

     

    Cyc is generally and entertainment specific term, but I have a solid that consists of two walls and a floor. The corner (between the walls and between the walls and floor) are 'coves' like a cove moulding, just a sweep.

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  4. I have this written out somewhere, but off of the top of y head, you need a camera or perspective view, Not Orthogonal is important. You shouldn't have to select the objects, you're exporting from the view. Web View only support openGL rendering. You do need to have the view rendered when exporting

     


  5. 5 hours ago, Claes Lundstrom said:

    The point of importing a model is to save time. In this case, re-skinning or fixing it up takes longer than modeling it from scratch. A lot. A few extrude along paths and you have a model in say ten minutes for a skilled user. You get solids, it renders way better, and the model takes up less space.  SketchUp does not add anything here (it seldom does if you ask me).

     

    If anything, Sketch-Up seldom adds anything. A SU model gives me, generally, something to trace once I correct the scale.Additionally, I don't know if this an application issue, or a user issue, but I find SU models are generally inaccurate and imprecise. 

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  6. 4 minutes ago, Nikolay Zhelyazkov said:

    Hello @Kevin Allen,

     

    The problem in your file is that there are many wall peaks created and they cannot be visualized. You could remove your peaks and fit walls again with greater curved wall fit interval (for me it worked with 5').

     

    Best Regards,

    Nikolay Zhelyazkov

     

    Well lookie there!

     

    So, setting peaks seems to be through Curved Wall Fir dim.I would have assumed a tighter dim for a better fit.

     

 

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