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  1. hi, can anyone explain why i am getting grey horiz planes on my site model between contour lines when viewed in 3D? it's a simple model at 500mm contour spaces made from 2D polygons and 2D to 3D site input tool. mac OSX Dual G5 VW12.5.1
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    2d image fills

    one further note: I have managed to set up some of my own images at a lower dpi. On the 1:100 floorplan I use a polygon with the image as fill (to represent a tiled floor for egxample). I then use the 'Fill Image Settings' box to adjust the I and J length to get the right scale of tile. However, the fill keeps defaulting back to some arbitary length value. Is there an easier way to do this?
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    2d image fills

    thanks islandmon. Would be useful if you could amend the original image files too. Katie, I am actually using "Tile Stone 3 Large IF" in Libraries/Image Fills/Image Fills_Interior Finishes.mcd An 'edit' option with the ability to adjust the dpi somehow would be ideal...
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    2d image fills

    Hi Katie, I am using the "Ceramic Tile 08 IF-2" image in the "Ceramic Tile IF" image files that came with VW, and allocating the image as fill to a polygon on a 1:100 floor plan (to represent the floor of a bathroom). Is there a way to adjust the dpi of these default image files in the drawing? It appears that all the image files that came with VW are v.high resoltion when I use them for plans and elevations. Thanks..
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    2d image fills

    hi, I'm on 12.5.1 Arch & Render. OSX10.3.9 Dual 2/G5, 1GB RAM. Thanks.
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    2d image fills

    Hi, how do i reduce the size of 2D image fills when used for floor plans / elevations etc. Just assigning a fill to a class of polygon results in big slowdowns and v.large files.
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    I am in the process of producing a building model which will be produced in VW then 'montaged' onto a photo of an existing site in Photoshop. The images may be shown as evidence in court - therefore have to be 100% accurate. When using the 'set 3D view' tool in VW, with perspective set to 'normal', is this the equivilent of a particular camera lens or the eye's view? - has anyone any experience in producing v.accurate images with VW/P.shop? If so - what techniques do you use? S Taverner G5 2.0 Dual 1GB ram OSX.3 VW/RW 10.5
  8. Ok I know this is an old thread but I thought I'd better check - is anyone having / had issues running 10.5.1RW on a dual G5? Looking to upgrade from present G4 single and want to avoid "issues". Cheers.. Simon Taverner G4 733MHz 256MB OSX10.2.8 VW10.5.1 Arch+Render
  9. Katie Is there anywhere that explains the various options in the PNG Export Options Box, e.g. Interlaced, Filter Options etc. Did I miss it in the manual?
  10. For my 2 cents, if I have anything stored in the clipboard when i print, I get the scrunched fonts. When the clipboard is empty, no problem
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    DTM Texture

    OK have tried this a few times now. Tessellating textures are fine, but a single large image becomes hoplessly faceted when rendered (using triangular 3D option). I'd be happy to send a file if you want. Any chance of a "rubber-sheet" option in the future? Any other suggestions in the meantime welcome.
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    DTM Texture

    OK great, have Renderworks, but... http://techboard.nemetschek.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=17;t=000313
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    DTM Texture

    Is there any way to "drape" an image (say an ariel photograph) over a DTM model, in effect stretching the points on the photo to correspond to their relative points on the model?
  14. Addition, (coffee has engaged brain ) Katie, I see what you mean about saving the Sheet, but on any other Sheets that are set up a new class is automatically set to In-visible - can we change this option?
  15. Thanks all for input, but I think a point is being missed. I work with Sheets from early in a project as many layers & classes can get built up on complex jobs. I know about editing and saving sheets, but as PR says it's a pain to keep going back and saving and editing them every time a new class is made, which can happen a lot (PS thanks for Resource browser tip). As the majority of the time when I create a new class I want it to be visible (or is it just me?), couldn't the default be switched from IN-visible to Visible, or even better have the option to choose. Does this make sense


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