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Grethe Connerth

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    Creative Architect, trade shows, exhibitions, events, retail
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  1. Grethe Connerth

    Different lighting scenes in different viewports?

    Hiya, just chiming in here ... setting lights for scenes: yes you can give each individual light in your scene a specific colour and light setting, this for each viewport by using the 'Visualisation Light' settings But also: you could change the Ambient Light colour by ... --> activate the Viewport & chose 'Lighting Options' in the Obj Info Palette, and then change the colour of the light in the Ambient Info --> also see file attached "Visualisation Styles" Visualisation Styles.pdf And have a look at some renderings I did for event environments I designed and rendered in Vectorworks Architect, not Spotlight. https://www.gretheconnerth.com/creative-events/ Please note that I just uploaded my new website a couple of hours ago so it's still a bit of testing going on.
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    Animation for VW ?

    I looked into Lumion, not a bad option. Overall it seems with these programs that they don't support volumetric light beams much if at all, other than for sunlight but not individual light beams for entertainment. Only Artlantis has IES lights that can be individualised, which was the first one I saw this morning ... I'll explore that one for fly-throughs also.
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    Animation for VW ?

    Hi @Kevin Allen, got it, thank you for your insights. Unfortunately I only work with VW Architect, so that one is out of reach for me. In the meantime, to my latest post above, I have now tried working with AnimationWorks, the VW Add-on for OZ & NZ VW users, but it is VERY basic and time-consuming to get things on a high-level manner done. Also looking into Twinmotion which is a great program for architects, however does not recover the lights from the VW source files, so everything has to be re-created but mainly it does not support custom light beam settings especially for event settings.
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    Animation for VW ?

    thank you for the tip, I tried to find it by Google search but haven't seen any other than a 2D animation program it yet ... would you have a link maybe?
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    Move Along Path Animation

    Hi there, I have been working with Move Along Path and it's not very user-friendly. Then I tried my luck working with Animationworks which unfortunately is also very limited and it took me many hours to get a proper fly-through an event space. I do have Adobe Creative Cloud Subscription with Adobe After Effects. Would you @techgeek have any suggestions, or links to proper video tutorials or anything from your experience showcasing on how to create a fly-through of a 3D environment within Adobe After Effects? Meaning I have an interior space of an event environment and would like to create a fly-through this space. I looked for tutorials online for quite a while and haven't found anything useful. Any suggestions are highly appreciated.
  6. Grethe Connerth

    Free lance Vectorworks CAD operator required

    Hi Richard, if this is still up let me know. I'm just finishing up some works beginning of the coming week and will be free then. G
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    Animation for VW ?

    Hi there, let me chime in please, as I just finished some renderings and my client is now asking for a fly-through animated video. —> A) … can I do animations of a high-quality rendering of an interior scene which also has lots of fog lighting by only using Vectorworks? —> B) … how would AnimationWorks support my custom event type scenes/renderings? —> C) … or would I be using Twinmotion? ... just asking in case anybody is knowledgeable with this program ... —> D) … and does Twinmotion support my 3D renderings with these event scenes with lots of custom light settings? I heard I would have to set up new lights and settings, is that correct? I am seeking a solution that won't cost me a lot of time and nerves of learning a complex new program, because I spent my last 18 months on improving my VW skills in 3D renderings, event type settings, which Renderworks Styles to use for spaces with no window and special lighting and textures. Please see attached below a floorplan showing the venue and the path of a fly-through with rendered scenes.
  8. aah, embarrassing, I voted on that post myself and forgot I did ... 😱 Hi @Boh hi @Kevin , same here, I do this with Design Layers " ^^^ Name of type of work in Design Layers above ^^^ -------- " and Sheet Layers " --- ^^^ EMPTY ^^^ " haven't done it in Saved Views or the Viewport names yet ...
  9. Yes I saw that. I believe it's just an overkill to when I want something 'simple'. Also having to assign tags will take it to a level of complexity I don't necessarily want, when I want to quickly create straightforward drawing files. I am happy to have both options, keeping it simple with a dash creating sub-folders, and tags when I am diving into the deeper end of my works.
  10. haha, funny, I am just watching the video, and am only half way through it 😜 It looks rather too complex in comparison to a simple request of mine.
  11. It would be SO very useful and supportive if it were possible to organise Design Layers, Saved Views, Sheet Layers & Viewports to into sub-folders, showing up kind of 'grouped' in the Navigation Palette. --> Same as you can do with Classes, by simply adding a dash ' - ' in between the words. I have many highly complex VW files, and they are filled with a huge number of Design Layers, Saved Views, Sheet Layers & Viewports. Any input is much appreciated.
  12. Awesome idea! I struggle with this one and add awhite arrow ontop as a work around, which isnt't very handy ...
  13. Hi Zoomer, well, that's exactly the workaround I have to do, and it's a double up on work, apart from being frustrating. It does work in Design Layers, it only does not work in Sheet Layers ... Therefore, shouldn't it be an easy fix? 🙄
  14. It would be very useful when changing the Title ( of the same wording ) of a Sheet Layer into 'CAPITAL LETTERS', Vectorworks would accept it. 1. Typing text to change from 'Floorplan & Elevations' to capital letters 'FLOORPLAN & ELEVATIONS' 2. When closing the edit window Vectorworks reverts the text back to 'Floorplan & Elevations'. It works in Design Layers though.
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    Viewports & How to Purge unused Design Layers

    ... on that note, and now since I am using the Organization dialog (Tools>Organization) --> Visibilities I would love it if there was sort of a "Choice Pop Up Window" giving 2 possibilities to delete for example a Design Layer: --> A) Delete Completely --> B) Replace with other Design Layer Same as it is when deleting Classes or Symbols.


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