Posts posted by C. Andrew Dunning
Editing my response...
I see the issue in every rendering mode w. the Spotlight version of the tool. I then inserted an instance (w. matching settings) of the Landru Design version. Zero issues. Likely something that got tweaked along the way that has not made it into the Spotlight version, yet.
56 minutes ago, Ben59 said:
Is a way to customsize the size of the television in the television plugin ?
You'll need to create a Symbol for the television you're wanting to show. Toward the end of the manual found here: https://www.landrudesign.com/VWPlugIns.htm are instructions as to how to do this. We also have a movie showing this here:
The movie is pretty old and the tool has undergone a little evolution but the core ideas are the same.
59 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:
- Use the data record and data vis for black truss. There's no need to have a different symbol for a different color (although that's fine too).
Different Symbol = different color and texture applied to 3D portion....and, embedded text label noting color w/o needing to make record changes.
1 hour ago, Mark Aceto said:
I guess what you’re saying is to select similar and then let the tool do the work?
Couldn't have said it better, myself... 😉
28 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:
I bet you even have a fancy script to execute this in one sweep...
Not a fancy extra script but hard-coded into the tools...
If you don't mind poking around Vectorscript a little you might find the Worksheet and Script in the attached file to be helpful. While the dimensions get reformatted to the closest .XX", that would be easy enough to adjust.
...and...if the Symbol name and Catalog/Library name are the same the tools will automatically grab the right "other" when you switch modes.
15 minutes ago, Projx_CA said:
The Audio Array tool in Spotlight is very useful, but also very difficult to work with on complex arrays.
Processing time on the CPU for a single array with 3 types of boxes can take 10 minutes or more, with the entire program being unusable during that period.
GPU is not enabled for this, even if modified in Shaded mode.
You're running in Symbol mode, correct? If so, something that might help is to switch to Library/Catalog mode when initially building and placing arrays. Then, switch to Symbol mode for final drawings. That will at least help you to work quicker until you need more detailed models. Another option that may or may not be acceptable is to use less detailed Symbols.
1 minute ago, Mark Aceto said:
Very much looking forward to autohybrid PJ's in Landru / stock tools! I know it's on the list 😅
It is... 😉
5 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:
The light plot analogy only applies to lights.
I'd argue that there is a good bit (at a certain level) of similarity. For both, the Hybrid system is good for simple hangs (think horizontal truss with bottom-hung fixtures). Things break down quickly when steering away from that - which is why things like raking Design Layer ViewPorts and Schematic Views have been pursued. Designers in both disciplines need to communicate details clearly - especially, when "non-conventional" approaches are desired. Judging from threads over the years (including this one), we're still in search of a good solution...
On 3/12/2022 at 10:56 AM, fuberator said:
So, does the 2D symbol part of a projector hold so much value that it can't just be fired? Or optionally disabled in the OIP?
Sorry for the delay in replying. Lots of juggling these days...
To answer your first question, I'll draw a parallel w. Light Plots. There is a big difference between 2D icons shown on plots and 3D models. The latter would make for illegible plots. While, perhaps, not to the same extent, I'd offer similar thinking w. projectors, screens, and other video elements.
As to your 2nd question, definitely something worth giving consideration.
It would appear that the issues I was having were because Vision does not include a Forte model, yet. So...not sure what mapping Vision was using. The remedy proved to be importing a GDTF model. Still sorting that out but much better...
The Mode 1 Vision DMX mapping for the Robe Forte is incorrect. I have double-checked the console library with the manufacturer spec.
2 hours ago, Josh Schulman said:
The Railing prefs are greyed out. Could this be changed or is it best practice to continue to ungroup stairs and break the plug-in?
This definitely could be changed but might be a bit. Short-term, your best bet will be to "break" instances and add the additional railings manually.
Not really a bug but a simple-enough feature request/tweak.
...and...already implemented in the Landru Design versions of the tools...
54 minutes ago, jcogdell said:
Sorry Andrew you're correct that was a typo on my side, I meant to say it not as easy as it should be,
I'll correct it
A huge part of the problem, here, is that making truss swaps and rearranging configurations are frequently part of the every-day "low-level" design process. Things like this should be incredibly simple and intuitive - so much so that, in a sense, users don't even think about it as they're doing it. As things stand, the current approach gets in the way of the process...
40 minutes ago, jcogdell said:
Also setting up a truss inventory is as easy as it should be,
Respectfully, I beg to differ. This whole process is light years from being intuitive. It also doesn't "understand" things like an easy swap from 4 x 10' to 5 x 8'. While, yes, a bit of adjusting after-the-fact was necessary, simple truss Symbols are profoundly more straight-forward to use day-to-day.
4 hours ago, Mickey said:
This is one of my "I hate Braceworks" moments.
With you, there. One of the more infuriating aspects of the Braceworks system...
3 uses (that I use regularly) come to-mind:
- Creating crops of 3D views to be used in Sheet Layer ViewPorts.
- Creating geometry to be used for extrusions that I may not want perpendicular to the Ground Plane.
- Adding notes/labels/call-outs (that I want on the Screen Plane) on 3D views while working in the Design Layer space.
1 hour ago, fuberator said:
@C. Andrew Dunning I think the reference is to this thread. @trashcan was just letting me know. Please correct me if I am wrong
Other threads mentioned are:
Many thanks! This is the one I was trying to find because of its detailed wishlist.
Have a good one!
On 6/22/2021 at 5:27 PM, trashcan said:
( @fuberator this is a good thread for this info, too )
I was re-reading this thread from June and again saw this reference. Do you have a link to @fuberator's thread? I can't seem to find it.
2 hours ago, Paul S. Morrill said:
I have a drawing with multiple LED Walls can I create a quick way to label them in a drawing
Basically pull the info from OIB?
The Landru Design version of that tool tracks everything you list, plus a few other things. This version will also let you display everything except manufacturer (unless you use the Note field) in text blocks embedded in the given PIO instance. See the link in my sig for more info.
4 hours ago, Nikolay Zhelyazkov said:
In 2021 you can actually use the Current Plot Date field of the title block border which automatically updates on publish. I think that this should get the job done without the usage of any scripting.
Actually, I don't necessarily want this automated. I'd like to be able to control when this field (and, possibly, others) gets written/updated.
On 4/21/2017 at 4:32 PM, Pat Stanford said:
Procedure UpdateS_Date; Begin SetRField(FSActLayer,'Custom Titleblock Record','S_Date',Date(2,0)); End; Run(UpdateS_Date);
Try this out and let me know what else you would like it to do.
What is the current syntax for using VS to write to fields in the newer (2021) format TB data format?
OpenGL/Shaded Trouble with Curved Screens
Choose the "No Frames" Frame option.