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  1. Good day all So I had a look and could not find anything regarding this topic. What I am after is to show the smoke from the smoke maching without having the actual light beam and/or the spot of light where it hits the floor. Just want to have like what you would see from say a kettle or cigar smoke or even water mist. some smoke hanging in the air coming from a smoke maching set inside a peice of truss and cladded by some branding. I have tried to turn a light, set to spot, facing down to the floor, minimizing the beam, but get a hot-spot on the floor. When shining out the beam is too long on none/smooth/realistic. Maybe a different light mode/type? The scene is set at night and a distant light like ambient, would hi-light this effect of the smoke hanging in the air. I have thought maybe to use an image prop, but surely SpotLight/RenderWorks can do better. For reference: I am rendering in vw2014 in a custom view, set in one Layer and using a custom Render Style with HDRI background. All settings for Lit fog is on, ambient lighting is off. Any and all help appreciated Keep Well
  2. Thank you for your prompt responce Jim At least you did not ask me for the serial number...
  3. Good day All We have VW2015 currently and upgraded to SP4. Should I install service packs 1-4 or does service pack v.4 install all aspects from service pack 1-3? thank you for any feedback on this
  4. I have found a work around for image mapping to not crash VW2014 Instead of gripping the image whilst in the Atribute mapping Tool and Panning it with the mouse, you use the offset H and V in the OIP under Render tab. If I try to pan it, it will crash instantly Is there not yet a fix for this??
  5. Thank you I need to do something similar to the photo attached. It will be a larger one so we can pull the sides more to the ground. Thank you for the link Will go see what I can find (not much there Found a marque tent under Bedouin as a search that might be able to work once edited, if I can.)
  6. Good day All How do you draw this in VW I have tried with the Interpolated Surface tool I FAIL !!! Any help would be much appreciated Thank you
  7. Good day Guys I did a work around by making flat faces with the 3D Polygon tool This gave me 8 seperate polygons. This I then joined by converting to a mesh. PS This was done with my 2013 version Not using 2014 till it is sorted. Thank guys
  8. Good day All I sit with a VW Rendering dilemma I created a Skin for a roof Cantilever using the 3D Polygon Tool When I Render in OpenGL it looks Correct When I render in Final Quality it has changed the solid faces of the shape. How do I rectify this? Any advice or suggestion are Welcome
  9. Good day All My crashes occoured due to trying to move an image into place using the "Attribute Mapping Tool" As soon as I select and drag the image, it had enough. Still on the initial version and was looking to upgrade to SP2 until I read all the threads on here. Good to have a place to come and find answers. Thanks PS Back on 2013 for now till all this is sorted out.
  10. Thanks for the link MK That makes it easy!!!
  11. Thanks Kevin I have managed after 2 hours to crteate this, well not quite what I wanted as working with Loft Birail is interesting and frustrating as the point move in one plane as you want, but select another on a different plane. So a bit skew but looks OK. I will try your method a bit later as it seems a bit easier and more controlled Thanks again and I will get back on this soon.
  12. Good day All Been a long time since my last post. I am stuck on how to draw a sail shape. I have the shape drawn out, but need to 'bend' it like the wind is catching it. Similar to the Render I found. Anyone who can help me out? Thanks
  13. Good day All Do anyone have or know of this Tower's bits in 3D? I have been on the Prolyte Site and on Sketchup, no luck as yet. Thanks in advance for assistance
  14. Hi It seems the big issue is the Windows 7 interface. Even though with compatibility mode I will have to run a remote login system on a seperate machine. There might be a work around to this though. Bottomline is the VW11.5 plugin does not run on Win7 and that will not be able to change. Thanks for the input Kevin
  15. Yes you can extrude at 0(zero) thickness. I use this for shadecloth.

 

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