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Luis M Ruiz

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  1. Vectorworks and the Cloud App are the new two best buddies. One creates the content and the other one puts it all together for presentation purposes.

    The help/information needed is in the cloud portal. Search for "Create presentations".

     

    Here is what is posted:

     

    "Vectorworks can generate many types of presentation files, such as PDFs, images, and movies, as well as web views and 360° panoramic images that provide interactive 3D views. You can use all of these file types to create interactive presentations of your design. The presentations can then be shared with clients and collaborators and viewed from any web enabled device, as well as in virtual reality. Check our sample here.

    A presentation can contain two types of slides: boards and tours.

    Boards enhance 2D images or .pdf files with other content, such as text or other linked files.

    Tours create virtual, immersive, 360° walkthroughs of your design by linking panoramic images to each other. Optionally, you can create a tour map to show how each panoramic image relates to the overall model.

    Before you create a presentation, generate files from the model in Vectorworks.

    Image files: See Publish files from Vectorworks.

    .pdf  files: See Generate .pdf files from .vwx files and Publish files from Vectorworks.

    Movies: See Export animations from Vectorworks.

    3D models (.vgx files): See Generate 3D models from .vwx files or Export Web View from Vectorworks.

    Panoramic images: See Export Rendered Panoramas from Vectorworks

    Each presentation has its own library, which contains copies of the original source files. This ensures that your presentation remains unchanged even if you make changes to the files in your cloud storage later. If you make a change to a file, you can re-add it to the library, overwriting the existing file in the library, and any slides that use it will be automatically updated.

    The Resource panel for each slide contains files that are only available to the current slide. It is not necessary for all files in a board to be pinned, in order to display them to your audience. For example, you can create one pin and then use the arrows at the bottom of the window to navigate between all the files in the Resource panel. In a tour, all panoramic images must be pinned either on a map or to each other in order to display them to your audience.

    Assemble the presentation on a desktop browser for the best possible experience. Due to screen size, some of the presentation editing capabilities may be limited on a mobile browser"

     

    Here is the link:

    https://cloud.vectorworks.net/portal/help/pages/create-presentations/?app=WEB

     

    I hope this helps.

     


  2. Good start, tank you. Ok, here is a recipe I recommend:

     

    1- While in design layer, set your desired view and save the view so you can always come back to it at some point. Then create a viewport, place it on a sheet and set resolution to 300 dpi. Size? how about starting with a letter size, landscape.

     

    2- Rendering: Use Custom Renderworks, that way you control over the settings. Fast rendeworks is all low (good for preview) High quality is all set to high (may be too slow)

     

    3 - Lights first, then light bounces, then background, then materials and finally adjusting the resolution of your settings

     

    4 - If things go as planned then export sheet as png, jpg, photoshop or tiff, depending on who need the rendering.

     

    5 - Keep in mind that Image effects can add a punch to your renderings.


  3. On 8/1/2019 at 5:32 PM, James H. said:

    Quick questions: were you able to generate the lens flares on the orange wall nodes in vectorworks natively or was this done in post?

    When it is a static rendering, I can go two routes: 1- add some 2d png images over viewports or 2- add some flares in Photoshop. For panoramas, bloom effect helps but I wanted a little more pop on some of those light, so a little post-production helped to get me there.

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  4. 3 hours ago, jeff.kisko said:

    Can't wait to watch this one later when I can get through the full tutorial.   Almost all of my renderings are interior exhibit or event renderings.    I keep pushing the models back into Rhino/vray for rendering, but ideally would keep everything in one system.

     

     

    Hello Jeff.Kisko

    From the knowledge of that webinar, you'll be able to get better interior renderings from Renderworks. Here is a sample project:

    https://beta.vcs.vectorworks.net/presentations/11e8df8e1bed1a3eabe812a7723e44fa/

     

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