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  1. Hi Tom, Thanks for the quick reply. This does work, my only issue with auto hybrids is that you can't fill them with any colour/render on the top plan (unless I'm missing something?), which is why I've tended to avoid them in the past as I need to do both 3D renderings and 2D top plans, and if using hybrids for 3D I end up having to pretty much draw the 2D version separately using other shapes in order to render it. If you know a way around this then please let me know. Thanks!
  2. Hi all, I'm currently doing a garden design where I want to have some topiary hedge which is cut in such a way that it slopes from the edge of one object (a raised water feature) up to the edge of another object which is at a higher elevation (for context, the visual effect will be that the change in slope will be less obvious because the topiary will be cut to meet the two edges and thus make it look quite seamless). I've created the two objects (water features) using slabs feature, which is fine as their tops are flat. One is 500mm high, the next is 700mm high. However, I'm now after some advice as to the best tool to create a sloping 3d shape to go between the two. It is a non linear shape and so the slab drainage tool doesn't give the effect I need. Perhaps I should use the roof tool? Thoughts?
  3. Hi all, just giving this a bump in case anyone else can think of a way to solve this?
  4. Interesting. I've not had much cause for using floor objects previously, but it's useful to know this for future reference. As you say, odd modelling behaviour. Floor does seem fine if using it for flat edged shapes, but perhaps worth avoiding for curved surfaces if a smooth finish is desired. Again more good reason why they should just allow slabs to rotate and scale textures, then all these issues go away!
  5. By way of an update on this, I've ended up using one of the library assets (Site-Furn_DuMor Bench), an existing curved bench, which I've then edited the textures of for wood. Overall looks nicer as it has the steel sides and is generally a bit more architectural than the blocky bench I originally had. Here you can see it rendered in Enscape, with the correct directional wood grain.
  6. Thanks, I've just tried it using the floor method and this works nicely. Seems a lot faster to me for most use cases. The issue I had with using the sweeps etc, is that whilst they are fine in a blank document, when you are trying to use those in the middle of a busy model, flipping between front view (with lots of things in the way) and top view etc it becomes rather harder to be accurate. Whereas using floor method I can get the dimensions right in top view much more easily, so thanks for the tip. Edit - just noticed one thing which makes floor method less appealing. It seems that on a curved object, making it into a floor loses the smoothness of the curve, and instead has some quite severe corners along the curve line compared with slabs which seem to cope well with curves (see attached pic).
  7. Hi Matt, Thanks for taking the time to do this video - much appreciated and gives me a way to do what I need to for this specific project. That being said, it feels rather clunky overall to create something relatively simple, which could be done a lot more efficiently if we could only rotate the direction of textures on a slab. I'm not sure how much influence you have over future development of VW as a staff member, but if you can feedback the request to be able to rotate textures on slabs then it would be hugely appreciated. It would be such a useful feature!
  8. Hi Matt, Thanks for that. That does indeed look like what I'm trying to create. Just had a look in VW and it seems that slabs cannot be converted to auto-hybrids, is that correct? If so will I have to create everything from fresh to use these? When you say you used two sweeps, can I just check, did you draw the side view of the bench, then sweep that through x degrees? Then presumably needed to rotate that 90 degrees to get it to stand up in the right direction? It would be great to see the workflow steps you used so that I don't end up doing this in a really inefficient way. Thanks!
  9. Hi all, I've created some bench seats using VW slabs. When applying a texture for rendering it seems that there is no way to change the rotation of textures (other than changing the texture itself). For the uprights of the bench the render goes in the right direction (i.e. wooden slats running vertically). I want the horizontal ones to run in a different direction though. (attached image shows the current state issue). I've got a few of these benches, each set at different angles (they all face into a central focal point but from different point). SURELY the answer isn't that I have to create 10 versions a texture each with different rotation angle and apply it to the different faces of the slab?! 🤯 VW can't be that dumb right!? Before someone suggests using extrudes, I can't do that either as they don't solid fill on a top plan, which is needed for this plan (again, why VW, why!! 🙄)
  10. Hi Grant. I've found the clip cube tool in VW now (never even heard of it before, so I've found some new functionality there at least!). Sadly when you then render through Enscape it ignores the clip and renders the whole model as normal. So close, but no cigar!
  11. Hi Grant, please can you elaborate? I've not seen any options in Enscape called anything like that, but may be missing something? p.s. for reference the way Enscape suggests you do Elevations themselves is to cut a section in VW then just use Enscape as normal (https://blog.enscape3d.com/orthographic-views)
  12. Hi all, I'm trying to create some 2D elevations from a 3D model. Specifically I'm trying to do this in conjunction with Enscape rendering, and therefore don't just want to use a native VW viewport for the elevation as that won't have the nice looking rendering of Enscape (and you can't run Enscape against a 2D viewport). Therefore I'm trying to create a 3D section and then view that via Enscape. I've done that in VW, but the result is somewhat odd. When creating the 3D section the result is a single grouped object in it's own design layer, which loses all of the render textures of the original model. Is there a way around this? It almost does what I'm after, but losing all the textures is rather unhelpful. Screenshots attached to demonstrate issue.
  13. Hi Hans, Thanks for that link. That particular article unfortunately didn't quite answer my question and seems rather convoluted for something that must be a pretty normal requirement for many people using VW (being able to easily make glass reflective). Anyway I'm actually using Enscape to do my final renders and have since figured out that I can edit the glass properties directly in it's own interface which is much more intuitive and give the desired result. For anyone else using Enscape, I'd encourage you to use the 'enscape materials tool' on the Enscape pad to edit your glass properties in there. Attached is a quick version of the internal mirrored windows I've done. At the moment, with it being 4 sides all reflecting off each other, it's a bit crazy, but once I've filled the design with planting etc then it should be much better.
  14. Hi all, This may be a rookie question, but I can't find the answer after a fair bit of searching. How does one go about changing the properties of glass inside of a window? I'm currently designing a garden within a courtyard, which has many windows facing onto it. For renders I want to make the windows opaque or mirrored rather than the default transparent ones. I've tried changing the object render texture to mirrored glass but this doesn't seem to do anything and I can't see any settings with the other options for the windows more generally relating to the glass etc. Please can anyone tell me how to do this? Thanks! p.s. using VW2021 if that makes any difference.
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