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Mike Lamb

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  1. I exported it back to 2018 for you. Let me know if this works! EXE CR59 v2018.vwx
  2. @Phileas - I was able to reproduce this using 2018 on my Mac, but not in 2019. It's much easier to select the site modifiers in a 3D view now as well in 2019. Unfortunately we've stopped releasing service packs for 2018 at this point, so this will not be fixed in 2018. If you would like to try this in 2019, you can go here for a free evaluation copy: https://www.vectorworks.net/trial/
  3. @Phileas, what Mac OS are you currently on?
  4. Hi Phileas, any chance you could attach your file here, and post a short screen capture video of your workflow? You're on 2018, right?
  5. @Phileas - Glad you were able to work around it. I did file a bug report for it, but it probably won't be fixed until version 2020.
  6. Inserting the site model into a new file is going to cause this to happen again, because the site model effectively gets rebuilt as part of the process. Just make sure whatever design layer you place it into does not have a story assigned to it. After the site model has been inserted, then you can go back in and re-assign a story to the design layer. Hope this helps...
  7. Here you go. I also attached a video showing the steps. CRA_EXE_50 Site Model fixed.vwx site model fixed.mp4
  8. Did you delete the site model, and then recreate it from the 3D poly's while the terrain layer's story was set to none?
  9. It looks like there is a bug with stories causing an issue here. As a workaround until its fixed, you can set the story for the terrain layer to none, recreate the site model, then change the change the story back on the terrain layer. Hope this helps...
  10. Hi Fich, can you attach the site model here?
  11. Hi Donna, you need to create a texture and use the grass shader, then apply that texture to the site model or surface that you want to be the lawn. Here's a link to a video that should get you started.
  12. I did something similar once by modeling the LED tape light. I created a tiny extrude for the LED, gave it a glow texture, and then placed a spot light directly above it. Turned in into a symbol and made an array of them. This did result in alot of lights and a slow rendering time, but I thought the effect was worth it. Something else to play around with is using the exposure setting on the Renderworks camera, especially if you feel that you can't get the LED bright enough.
  13. Nice test file mjm, thanks for including it!
  14. Hi Chris, Here are some pointers... 1) Looks like your ambient lighting is up abit high and washing everything out, this might be hiding the effect of your glow textures? Try reducing the ambient lighting(or turning it off completely), and making your existing lights brighter, or adding more lights. 2) The little details add to the realism, like pulls on the cabinets, a towel hanging somewhere, electrical outlets, light switches, HVAC vents, fruit setting on the counter, etc. 3) Create the viewports on a sheet layer, then make a copy of that sheet layer and set the DPI to something low like 25 DPI. set all the quality settings to low, turn off displacement mapping. Use these viewports to tweak the lighting settings to get the effect that you want, your rendering times will be much shorter. Then crank up the quality and DPI settings. 4) In the reflection of the backsplash, I can see there are windows in the room. Try this... Use a helidon, crank up the brightness, and edit the glazing texture of the glass in the window, indirect lighting options, and check portal. Adjust the helidon so the light shines in thru the window and onto the wood floor, it will reflect in the room and give the room a nice warm color.
  15. Very nice, care to share your settings?
  16. I think this might be the one, also from Stephan. Was posted to the Beta list on 4/1/2015.
  17. Something else you may want to try is to set the reflectivity on the glass texture to glow, and set a slightly yellowish color for the glow. That will make the glass appear brighter, like it is lit up. Turning on soft shadows for the light will give you a nicer shadow on the ground, and might even make the shadow cast by the vertical supports on the light box disappear. lamp_post.vwx
  18. Have you tried setting the texture that you use for the lamp post to not cast shadows?
  19. Hi ronbjr, Have you tried using the fit walls to objects command under the AEC menu? That will create the peaks for you automatically, once the roof is in place. Just draw the walls, place the roof, then use the "fit walls to objects" on walls where you have gables. Or as an alternative, you can go into the roof settings, and check "show wall" where you are using gables.
  20. Are you using the depth of field in the Renderworks camera? If so, what F-Stop setting? If you use something low, like f/4, and set your focus distance to where you want your subject to be, or roughly the center of the room, it will give a nice subtle blur to objects in the foreground and background without hurting the rendering time much. Make the light coming in from outside abit stronger, add some lit fog to your background, and I think it will add abit more realism. Lit fog will hurt your rendering time though. To dial it in more efficiently, duplicate your existing viewport and keep all the settings, then crop the duplicated viewport down to a very small area that just has the area impacted by the lit fog, like where the sunrays will be.
  21. Nice renderings, thanks for sharing! About how long did these take to process?
  22. I drew my leaf to the exact size that I needed, but I tried it and it does scale, it just stretches. custom_door_leaf_scaling.vwx
  23. I just encountered this myself, and I think it was because I did not set the insertion point to the bottom center of the door. Hope this helps someone else!

 

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