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Kevin Allen

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  1. Well, I  no longer print from the DL, just from the SL. You're right you have to do this twice, UNLESS you activate the Classes in the SLVPs when you create the classes. This assumes you've named the SLVPs well when you created them (that for me is one of those do as I say, not as I do things).

     

    My argument might be that if you tae the time to set uptake classes in the SLs, you will save time when there are changes.


  2. 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 


  3. 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.

     

     

     

     

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  4. 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

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  5. 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.

     

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