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  1. Wonderful. Thank-you both. I switched to another workspace and then back again. Palettes reappeared. Thanks again.
  2. Hello I'm having trouble with the tool palettes - they worked fine yesterday, although when docked will not save their positions, but today Vectorworks opened with the palettes blanked out, as in the image. I can move them but can't close them. I've tried opening them again but they are replaced with another blank. Any suggestions very welcome! Thanks Bea macOS 10.14.6 Vectorworks Landmark Renderworks 2020
  3. That's worked. Thank you so much. I'll use that method from now on.
  4. Yes, renderworks. File attached. Thanks. test.vwx
  5. The black box in the attached exported image is a 3d photorealistic image prop from the VW library. The rendered image pre export is fine. Would anyone know why this is happening? When I lower the export resolution to below about 120 the tree appears but the image is very blurry. Thanks for any help. Bea VW 2020 macOS Mojave 10.14.6 iMac 2019
  6. Hmmm, thought as much. I think I'll have to stick with the texture. Thanks to both of you anyway.
  7. I think my settings are wrong but I'm not sure what they should be. I get the same result with a symbol. The drawings show the settings and the result.
  8. I've been trying to cover an elliptical dome (nurbs surface) with small hexagonal domes (sweeps) using surface array, as in the image (the rendered image uses a texture on the nurbs surface). Can't get it to work - maybe it won't. Many thanks for any advice.
  9. That's so much better - thank you!
  10. Would anyone be able to help with drawing a hexagon-based dome? I've tried using loft and revolve with rail but it doesn't give a smooth dome shape - see image. I'd like the dome to be smooth, without the dividing ridges. Many thanks.
  11. Thanks Jim - I'll try that. Bea
  12. For some reason I can't shift click select to select several objects at a time. Using the marquee to select objects works but then I can't add another object using the shift key. This has happened a couple of times recently. Thanks for any advice! Bea
  13. Could anyone help with exporting photorealistic trees from VW2014 to Sketchup Pro? Many thanks. Bea
  14. I don't know how to use the active and working planes but I must have inadvertently altered something to produce the grey box outline in this image. Can I delete or hide it? When I reduce the size by pushing the faces it cuts off parts of the drawing. Thanks for any help! Bea
  15. No, the circles aren't in the rendered viewport. Have you an idea what the planar geometry in the drawing could be and whether it could have been created by the 2d locus points? Thanks. Bea
  16. Going back to this topic because a similar thing has happened today. The picture attached (final quality renderworks) shows a light grey rectangle dotted with white circles. It doesn't exist as an object in the VW drawing. When I delete all the 2d locus points it disappears. Any ideas? Bea
  17. MaryBea

    3d tubing

    Thanks for your help - I've got it now. Bea
  18. MaryBea

    3d tubing

    Thanks for replies. Here is the file. The texture doesn't appear in Open GL either. Bea
  19. MaryBea

    3d tubing

    I'm having trouble adding a texture to 3d tubing - the texture (i.e. metal tungsten from 'metals plastics glass') shows up in the object info but not when I render the drawing. Thanks for any help. Bea
  20. Thanks very much for your ideas. I deleted all the objects, one by one, and found that once all the 2d locus points were deleted the white shape disappeared. Not sure why this happened. Bea
  21. Changing the classes hasn't made any difference. Here are two images - when I zoom in or out, keeping the same perspective, the ghost shape moves... Bea
  22. Many thanks for the reply. The computer is an iMac 27", mid 2010 processor 3.2 GHz intel core 13 memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 graphics ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 MB software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.5 (11G63) All objects apart from the roofs are in the None class. Bea
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