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Mat Caird

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  1. Hi all Is there a way to show section viewport marker on all layers please? Thanks in advance VWA12
  2. and make a bump map of the fabric - add a little roughness....this stops the plasticy look
  3. If you're using viewports, make sure the sheet layer resolution is set to 150-100 dpi.
  4. For what it's worth, my inspiron 8100 crashes with VW, ACAD, Photoshop, Cineam4d - It's unusable with any of these programs. Yet it will play mp3's for a week. I think now that it overheats, and freezes. haha.
  5. The parced plaster on the pillar is the result of employing a useless plasterer - I had to fix all his muckups myself. Allways get a reference, or inspect a tradesmen's past work. Lessons you learn when building your own house...
  6. Is it a layer linked model that doesn't render? Do the individual layers render? I had this with VW11.5 yesterday, I made a new layer, re layer-linked the model, and it rendered... Mat
  7. Hi All first, thanks to Nicholas for going to all this effort and sharing it with us. I went to a seminar on rendering in Archicad, run by a very talented artist Dwight Aitken, and the basis of his whole argument was "think like a photographer". Have a look at the photo below;I assure you the walls and ceiling in my house are not Yellow/oragne. They are a pale beige. Dwight's theory is that the human eye takes "snapshots" of a scene, and the mind blends them all into a memory of the space. So you look into a dark corner, and your eye adjusts to the correct exposure, you turn to the sun, and a second or too later, your eye has adjusted again. For your render to look 'right' you have to trick the renderer by faking the dark areas etc. In Nicholas's excample, a professional photographer will add extra light to the scene to get the exposure correct in all the areas of the room. These lights are called the 'fill light', and the 'key light'. Dwight posts a lot here http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewforum.php?f=3&sid=51852861849d04a35e6732ec14ab5366 and although it's not a VW forum, you may learn something. Mat
  8. Mat Caird

    Render Farm

    Cinema 4d supports network rendering, and there's an exchange plug-in for VW. I used it for one project and it was quite successful and easy. I can't quite remember the workflow, but I think you upload the project to the server, (via web browser), then hit go. The server distributes individual frames to the other networked machines with the client software installed. So a slow machine might do one frame while a faster machine might do 6. Cinema 4d is easy to learn and produces a superior render to renderworks.
  9. it's just that you have organise|layer options set to 'show others'. The roof is on the mod-roof layer that you specified, except you can see see other layers at the same time.
  10. I wonder (and I haven't tested this), whether going to Organize|Scripts|Vectorscrip Plug-in Editor, then pressing Done will regenerate all the PIO's in your drawing. Asumming your class was ticked to Use at Creation, (same for textures) then it might do what you want. Mat
  11. Hi All Moving the viewports so they don't overlap didn't seem to help. I have to admit that I gave up after 25 minutes... DPI is 200. Rendering the viewports only takes a minute or two. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.
  12. Hi all I use the technique of laying one viewport on top of another to produce elevations etc. The top viewport set to hidden line render, sketch hidden line, and the bottom viewport set to open gl render (or fast renderworks etc). This produces a good drawing that the client seems to like, but, printing is SOOO slow. The following drawing took 40 minutes to print http://www.urbandesigns.co.nz/family/coppermine/albums/userpics/vports.jpg I printed to pdf995, but takes as long printing to epson color 1160. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks Mat
  13. I think if you use the 3d selection tool instead of the 2d selection tool you won't have these problems.
  14. I think if you use the 3d selection tool instead of the 2d selection tool you won't have these problems.
  15. To get the last gable to show up, you could add a couple of extra points along that left wall. Pretend you are drawing another entire "wing", under where the gable is to go, but only make it 2mm deep. You may need it edit the original polygon you used to make the roof, the "create roof from polygon" again. It should be straight-forward.
  16. 1> Under the pan tool there is the move page tool. 2> Under the views menu, when you save a view, there is the option to "save page location" It's to do with these two things, and to fix it, edit each saved view, and uncheck "save page location" That's if I've understood your question correctly. Mat
  17. xp pro sp2 vwa 11.5 localised australian/nz version yes the project was originally started in vw11 (maybe even vw10.5) Thanks Travis
  18. Hi Delmar I tried to replicate the problem with a new file, but couldn't. But I am not just dreaming, and I hope I'm not making some silly mistake. Here's the picture of the viewports classes dialog - click the pictures to see full size in a pop-up window; http://www.urbandesigns.co.nz/family/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=323 And here's when I use the standard classes dialog to control the visibility; http://www.urbandesigns.co.nz/family/coppermine/displayimage.php?album=4&pid=324 Can you or anyone offer any comments? Thanks in advance.
  19. Hi All I'm having a silly problem with viewports and w.group references. Using the viewport class button I cannot control the class visibilities of two specific classes that occur in the workgroup reference. Yet, using the main class dialog, I can control the visibilites of the two classes. Is there a bug with viewports and workgroup references? Thanks in advance, Mat.
  20. Yhy don't you draw this shape, then extrude it? _ / \ _______________/ To give it thickness you could do an offset before you extrude, select everything and choose Tool | Decompose . Then you will need to draw two extra lines to conect each end. Then select all, then Tool|Compose, then extrude.
  21. well you would lose PIO funtionality, which wouldn't be suitable...I guess
  22. I would like to be able to import a viewport from another drawing, complete with the design layer, crop and annotations. This would make reusing typical construction details much more efficient. Thanks in advance.
  23. VW looks on the local network for other versions using the same serial number. Possibly that's what Norton's is picking up. You could add VW to the "trusted zone" if that's what Nortons calls it, then you won't get the erro messages.
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