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  1. When I have these concerns it's generally to protect my assets generated around the lighting, such as scenery, props, architecture. In such cases, I usually provide that info as a layer in PDF form or otherwise flatten the content.
  2. Mark: Super helpful on the working planes pro tip. Thank you
  3. Yes, thanks. But how irritating to have to fiddle around instead of making progress and getting the job done.
  4. I am actually experiencing this problem with sheet layer viewports right now. Even for light renders 2018 is failing with some regularity in Viewport renders. not very complex scenes, with relatively few light sources.
  5. with Photoshop—Select: Color Range… should get you very close very quickly. In VWX—I wouldn't bother trying. Attached is a two minute exercise in PS color selection and cropping. The selection by Color Range took a minute or so, as did the crop to get rid of orange square/blue selection handles captured in screenshot. Trees crpped.psd
  6. I continue having this issue sporadically. Sometimes opening a different file seems to reset something, so when I return to the file in questions, the OIP is restored to normal.
  7. This is terrifically exciting to me. @JimW: Any idea when this will be delivered?
  8. Funny the workflows we internalize… I am occasionally fooling around wih the latest A/C for Mac. I am so very very lost in that world.
  9. exactly.
  10. ^ What Andy says. Easy, scalable (yay!!!) Self-illuminating if you desire (or not). If you've never made one before, after creation VW will by default deposit the Image Prop at the drawing's 0,0 position (first few times this made me just a tiny bit crazy. No idea why I am not prompted, after generation, to place it where desired, or why no pref for that).
  11. Josh: My method is essentially same as yours. I have been doing it this way because I haven't taken the time to learn Plot Model View yet, and the current projects have so many positions my head explodes just thinking about it. However, where I feel this method fails me is in creating renders with the plot I am drawing. Any insight on ways you work around that efficiently would be gartefully received.
  12. First, let me say (as I did not in the first post) I do feel your pain. And lucky that gremlin has not raised it's head since. Hmm—can you send that file to JimW so enhineering can have a looksee?
  13. Hello Kaare; I wrote about this a bit ago, shortly after installing VWX 2018 SP 2. A restart seemed to have fixed the issue. @JimWasked me to send a file if reproducable, but happily, no joy there—so far. https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/53233-vw-2018-sp2—what-happened-to-the-oip/&page=0#comment-267145
  14. I wonder why both approaches simultaneously wouldn't be considered: Simple 2D autohybrid for the 2D plan and a more complex 3D object for those usages (I do second the notion of options for complex vs simple 3D as well).
  15. So…not quite the moment to invest in it yet. Appreciate the detailed summary.