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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. Stephan Moenninghoff

    user folder in dropbox/cloud?

    One more word on this: if two resources/files/plug-ins with the same name exist in both your user folder and your WGF, VWX will first pull resources from your user folder, then your WGF. So, you need to make sure that you save new template files, resources or plug-ins to the WGF and delete those files from your user folder.
  2. Stephan Moenninghoff

    user folder in dropbox/cloud?

    Do not put your user folder in the DropBox. It will mess up activation and cause other issues. Use a workgroup folder for what you want. I have the same setup and sync all my settings, templates and other VWX-related resources in the WGF, which lives in my DropBox. It works flawlessly. HTH.
  3. Stephan Moenninghoff

    Boxes

    Version 1.0.0

    76 downloads

    Adjustable lidded box. The box can be resized and the lid height and offset can be set. Features: Textures of lid will adjust with lid rim A printed logo will replace the label holder if space gets tight (Adjust or replace the texture to change the placeholder logo) dimensions are always outer dimensions, regardless of lid offset (box will shrink if lid offset is increased) Box and drum insertion reference is always front for convenient placement on a shelf Textures and label holder symbol are contained within the marionette script so it fully supports cut/copy/paste between documents "Reset on Move" is OFF
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    TV All-in-One

    Version 1.0.0

    17 downloads

    No need to keep different size TV symbols any more with this handy Marionette. The screen image is adjusted automatically to the size of the screen and standard screen sizes can be chosen from a popup-menu. Features: Generates a TV set at standard sizes or at a user-defined custom size The "Automatic Size" option will fit the maximum available size into the given Box ("Shelf"). Choose from different Images to be shown on screen Add a frame in black gloss or aluminium Option to use surround light (aka "Ambilight") Wall mounted (centre of box) or free standing Can be used inside an interiorcad cabinet and will automatically adjust its size to the available space inside its box
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    Smart Valve

    I really like having the Valve but I needs it to be smarter. Could an option be added that portions of networks joining after the Valve are not affected? The Valve currently disables too much and could be used much more often if this was possible: In this case I want the dialog to pop up only if the valve before it has been enabled. Currently, the Valve kills my entire network downstram of it. Is that necessary? Could the Valve please also disable controls in the OIP? If a control comes after a Valve, this would be an elegant way of hiding it. Thank you!
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    how to create a knife bevel

    Ah, I like a good modelling challenge. Here's another take. Hope it helps! Knife.mp4
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    Why does my section viewport render like this?

    @jtempleton did you extrude open polygons or polylines to make objects? They can cause this.
  8. Thanks, @Gunther this may help until the issue is resolved!
  9. Here are two viewports rendered with OpenGL (top) and Renderworks (bottom) on a client machine (left) and the same viewports rendered on my computer (right). The client is quite desperate because he is getting these black backgrounds in both OpenGL and Renderworks intermittently. He is also seeing white (RGB 255,255,255) areas in rendered images turning black on his computers but nobody is able to reproduce the behaviour anywhere else. Any ideas? Thanks!
  10. As for the original topic of this thread: I am still fine. No occurence of black viewports with my workflow. So, definitely better.
  11. Stephan Moenninghoff

    Renders Turning Black Once Updated

    @Jim Wilson I think it's gone. I haven't seen it since SP2. Thanks!
  12. Stephan Moenninghoff

    Texture Size

    Yes, only the mapping.
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    Texture Size

    Think so. It's been a while. I had a quick look inside the wrapper and it looks like this: Feed the values in according to the node description. You may have to string several of these together.
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    Vortex box

    Use a function perhaps, like x*x*50 or something similar?
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    Texture Mapping with Marionette

    @Nuno Antunessee my reply to this thread, it has an object attached with some texture manipulation that should answer all your questions:
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    Texture Size

    @Nuno Antunescheck out my Box objects. I am resizing the texture to fit to the lid for example. Does this help? Box.vwx
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    VW 2020 Suggestions

    I can only comment on the auto-cutout for countertop wish: That is entirely possible with the full version of interiorcad. You can group a routing contour with a sink symbol and have it behave like a window in a wall: Cutout.mp4
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    Cabinet Drawers

    Is this the "Custom Cabinet" you are referring to? You can click inside a segment and adjust its size as shown in the screen shot.There are more advanced options in the full-blown version of interiorcad. Some videos here.
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    Vortex box

    Try this. It's not far off, just needs some refinement. Vortex Box.vwx
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    Vortex box

    @Palle You need to supply a list of values to the rect and, subsequently, extrude node. That will take care of everything. The ordered list is not necessary for this kind of thing.
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    Parametric Books

    Version 2.2

    237 downloads

    Features: Places books from a designated symbol folder in a box ("shelf") Eliminates books that are too tall or wide for the box Allows to randomize the sequence of placement within each book collection (symbol folder) Option to repeat the list to fill long shelves Six different types of random angles or all straight Offset from shelf edge (Random Max/Min) Allows for any number of stacks in-between standing books Number of books per stack (Random Max/Min) Offset and angles for stacked books (Random Max/Min) Option to have only stacks, no upright books Known Issues: The gap between angled books and stacks is not correct. I won't fix it 🙂 IMPORTANT *** Configure your books using the Marionette instance provided in the document. Then, make a copy. Ungroup that copy to lock its values. Start over. This will speed up your workflow considerably and you won't have to wait for each Marionette instance to recompile ***
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    Updated Books (2.1)

    The Books have been converted to run with VWX 2019 and I fixed an error where the 'Hardcover' library needed a shelf depth and height of 2m to produce any books.
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    Yes but what I am proposing are changes pertaining to the functioning of the UI. That's UX. What I was trying to say was, let's not confuse VWX functions ("How do I change the crop of a viewport") with UI functions ("How do I access the side pane widget while the RM is in a docked state").
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    Interesting poll about colour in the Archicad UI after it was made all white. Yeah, one needs to be careful, users are fickle... 🙂
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    Jim, with the Resource Manager, users were not given a choice though. They *had* to use it. And while it's better than before, the UI does still not allow for the RM to be used in a docked state. I do tech support once a week (because I want to) and whenever I Teamviewer into customers' screens, I see the RM floating and collapsed. Why? Because its options are not visible in a docked and hence narrow state. This is a pure UX thing and I think it needs to be addressed. I have detailed how it could be addressed in my prototype. I am not proposing that my graphics be used (I think they are just next year's old UI and some young, talented designers will do a better job, no doubt) but the way it *behaves* isn't right. It's a usability bug if nothing else.

 

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