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Kevin Allen

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  1. yes. On. the design layer, I would create anew class. In the class creation dialog I would choose which viewports in which you want the class visible. You can also turn the class on and off in the OIP with Viewport selected when viewing the sheet layer.

     

    I would use the Magic Wand tool to elect all of the bridle lines. Alternately, shift select the individual items. Then in the OIP, assign the class.

     

    I am forgetting if there is a dialog that lets you automatically adding classes to the rigging objects.


  2. I do this, and have done exactly what you want to do in either Photoshop or VWX.

     

    In VWX, I choose the transparency Shader and then use the eyedropper to select the white areas as transparent.

     

    In Photoshop, I'll do a similar approach, or create a luminosity mask, save the channel, and then use the channel in the transparency shader. Sometimes it helps to save the file as a TIFF rather than a PSD file.

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  3. You can export the sheets using the Cloud to process. Similarly, you can use the Publish Command on the Cloud to export saved views from the design layers into image file format.s

     

    Not sure that answers your questions

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  4. The panorama view has to be viewed through a browser of Nomad. There's scripting that the Panorama needs to make that image into a usable view. This can only be done through the design Layer. Sheet layer Viewports are a 2D view of the 3D model, the Pano is 3D.


  5. Well, the lightbox, I wouldn't use lighting as much as a glow texture on the image. Similarly, I would add a white glow texture to the downlighting in the ceiling. In this case, the texture would have "cast Shadows" turned off so that the VWX lIght Objects above could pass through.

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  6. 3 hours ago, scottmoore said:

    Which brings up another question: how is that output actually calculated?  I tend to find that I cannot get enough light out of a display to render realistically before the image blows out. 

     

    That's a really good question. I've neither seen nor figured out any documentation on this kind of thing.


  7. toy need to make a sheet layer viewport of your design layer and put the virewport omg a sheet layer. When you make the viewport, you can assign a scale. On the sheet layer, with the viewport selected, you can change the scale in the OIP

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  8. you can add folders to any type of resource, I might be somewhat wrong there, but in general, that's true.

    So, if your furniture has been saved as symbols, you can add a symbol folder for the 1059s furniture. In turn as you bring those symbols into a file, you can also add a textures folder for that furniture.

    I would create a file for that furniture, add folders as needed, then save the folder in my library which is a directory on my hard drive. I would then add that file as a favorite in the RM


  9. The texture should have a Glow shader. It's typically at 100% but can be set higher. Too high and the image will blow out.  Emit Light should be checked in both eh edit Shader dialog and in the Indirect Lighting dialog.

     

    You won't get any beams of light, but you should get the effect of light.


  10. I'm not completely sure I understand your question, but image size is based on output resolution. So, If you're outputting to an inkjet printer that has a 150 dpi resolution. the image size would be the size of the output times 150 in pixels. So, if a 5' object at 1/2" scale it would actually be 2 1/2" wide and then 2.5x150=375 pixels.

     

    If the out put his 300dpi, then 750.

     

    If only outputting to a screen, then only the screen resolution matters, the rest is extraneous. That's more difficult to calculate, especially since we can all zoom in and out.

     

    Does that help?

 

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