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    Rendering smoke machine or steam

    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
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    VW2015 Service Packs?

    Thank you for your prompt responce Jim At least you did not ask me for the serial number...
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    VW2015 Service Packs?

    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
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    v2014 crash monster

    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??
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    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.)
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    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
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    Rendering 3D Polygon shape mishap

    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
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    Rendering 3D Polygon shape mishap

    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
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    v2014 crash monster

    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.
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    Create a sail?

    Thanks for the link MK That makes it easy!!!
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    Create a sail?

    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.
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    Create a sail?

    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
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    compatabilty issue

    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
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    texture in 3D models

    Yes you can extrude at 0(zero) thickness. I use this for shadecloth.


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