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C. Andrew Dunning

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  1. > 1)Try Copy&Paste of parametric values <

    That is currently what I do. It just seems to be a pretty convoluted process for software that has some other-wise "productivity-encouraging" features.

    > Also, have you checked out some of the additional Vectorscript procedures available online ? <

    Yes. I'm a bit of a junkie for such things.

    > 2) For Glo effects try using a semi-transparent phong or plastic lens based on a White Texture or any other color & pattern. <

    Thanks for the hint - though I'd already given that a try. It makes the object glow, but doesn't even come close to acting like a light source.

  2. Greetings from Nashville!

    For those of you who might be interested, we now have available a VW tool that allows users to insert video devices, like projection screens, plasma televisions, CRT monitors, and LED arrays in their drawings.

    This tool was inspired by the many projects that I've been doing that involved projection screens. I was dealing w. many "what ifs" w. my


    "What if we changed the screen size?"

    "Where would the projector need to be placed?"

    "Would you show me a picture of what things would look like w. different images on different screens?"

    "Will 4:3 or 16:9 work better?"

    Sound familiar?

    I was more than happy to give my clients what they wanted, but a lot of this was proving to be fairly time consuming. W. needing to modify masked light sources, change images, and correct screen borders, a simple size change might have taken 30 -45 minutes. No longer. Now, more like 1 minute (or less).

    If you'd like more info, please visit www.landrudesign.com/VideoScreen.htm

    or http://www.jonker-wu.nl/videoscreen/.


  3. Greetings!

    3 features that are really needed are:

    1) Volumetric rendering / atmospheric lighting effects.

    2) A "glow" parameter for objects. Especially needed for creating realistic flourescent and neon tubes, as well as rope light.

    3) A "Like" command. Explanation: When in the OI box or a tool-bar value box, the user would hit a hot key (such as "="). VW would then let the user use either the ruler tool or the protractor tool to measure a value from pre-existing drawing geometry. That value would then end up in the OI or tool-bar space. No more having to write things down...

    Regards -

    C. Andrew Dunning

    Landru Design


  4. Where/how can I get more detailed information on Spotlight? I and several colleagues are current LD Assistant/Studio users. Because VW9 does not allow that plug-in to work, we are now faced with 4 options:

    1) Stay with LDA/S and VW 8.5.2 indefinitely.

    2) Switch to LDA for AutoCAD.

    3) Switch to Spotlight.

    4) Switch to one of the other plug-ins for either AutoCAD or VW.

    Thank you.


    C. Andrew Dunning

    Landru Design

    Nashville, TN

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