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  1. Was not sure into which sub forum to put that thread (modeling, architecture, rendering). Whatever the reason was for that project, like bringing hidden modeling tools like surface arrays backt into our minds, I think that is the most aesthetically pleasing VW project in so far. In terms of underlaying architecture, rendering and to carry an overview of VW tool set. I have some more questions about that project : @Luis M Ruiz: In the video it looks like you are modeling in a kind of freehand way without numeric input, just by proportions. Was that the case or were there any dimensions laying under that we just do not see in the video. could you please elaborate on this and what were your sources like plans or photos ? And could you go a bit more in detail about your material and render settings ?
  2. I can't get my camermatch to work. It's always way off no matter how I put my reference lines. I've tried multiple reference marks and lots of different placements of the reference lines and I can't get it anywhere close. Is it just me or is something strange going on? CMA_Cameramatch.vwx
  3. Hello, I am trying to render a 3D model in Vectorworks Spotlight, with graphics. I have added these graphics using import Image file (They are JPGS from PNG. It all looks fine, but when I render the model, some of the graphics are not changed, but some are completely enlarged, misplaced, or missing. Can anyone tell me why does this happen and how to fix this? Thank you
  4. Ever since 2017, the glows on my TV screen images don't seem to project as much glow as they use to. I am talking about the subtle lighting you get on the walls, floor and ceiling that gives the appearance that the TV is giving off light. Pre 2017, I would simply import an image into the color shader, Set my Reflectivity to glow with the emit light check box ticked on and it worked nicely. Now I can barely see the effect. I've tried increasing the glow but as soon as you go past 100, the image starts getting washed out. Has anyone else noticed this? How are you guys doing your screen textures?
  5. So...I have only just begun doing 3D modeling in 2017 and we are encountering a weird occurrence where the renderworks engine occasionally disappears. When attempting to apply textures to a class's properties or manually setting textures in the OIP, any texture options simply aren't present. It is as if the program doesn't recognize the rendorworks engine as being present. We never had this problem before when renderworks was a separate license, but now that renderworks is a standard inclusion in the software, this problem seems to be happening occassionally. I have found two fixes so far. completely closing the program/file and reopening...hoping that the issue is resolved. textures still appear in the resource manager? editing an existing texture seems to suddenly kick the engine in and apply it. I still have to reapply textures to existing objects though. Here are two screenshots that show the issue.
  6. using VW17 w/ latest SP 1. when I render realistic exterior fast with edges option I get edges significantly offset from where they should be... this happened before the SP1 as well anyone else aware of this? see attached This is a bug, pls advise, respond.
  7. I have around 6 sheet layers with about viewports. I went through and updated each viewport individually as wanted to check their appearance. Process took around 5 minutes as not particluary large or complex. I have now published the same sheet and left the option ticked to publish viewports as I find it safer to leave on expecting would take a smilar amount of time to render all again. Its now been about over 20 minutes and still not finished publishing. A script message appears on the screen with the message "publishing layer of internal item 6 of 6". The background screen of my VW has gone black with no other dialog. Is this a bug or has anyone else experienced this?
  8. I have been running into issues with Rendering textures in my drawings. I have been using Vectorworks on my home computer since 2010 and the problem that I have noticed with the most recent update (version 2017), is that when I import/update my older plans and renderings into the 2017 version all the textures don't receive proper 'bump' values. When I start a new plan in the 2017 version and render it, everything works perfectly and renders beautifully. I've tried creating and editing textures in an original 2017 document and then importing them into an 'updated document', yet as soon as the texture is imported it no longer renders as it did in the original 2017 document where I created the texture. I've double checked all my lighting options, rendering options, and toggled all the same parameters in both documents but the end results of the renderings are completely different. I don't know if anyone else has experienced this, or maybe I've just got something really simple toggled wrong or set up wrong in previous documents that I haven't thought about checking but I hope you can help me or give me tips on a few things that I could check to allow me to update my renderings in older plans. Thank-you very much!
  9. Hey guys! Im having an issue i just cant put my finger on. I have a space. With a few lights on it. A floor. I have pointed some fixtures at a few chairs and when i go to render, the prerender shows my lights on it and the corresponding shadow. Once it has completed rendering it is super dark. No evidence i even have anything turned on. I checked render settings and also all the options under the visualization pallet. Any ideas? Also not sure if it is the same issue. But the same happens with my human figures when i go to render. They have clothes in prerender. But once it is done they are all grey like claymation. Thanks in advance! I have vw2017
  10. Could we have a more advanced version of render styles for SLVPs? What I would like to do - - be able to assign foreground and background render settings to a style - to create render styles that include OpenGL or other render modes with their options as a saved preset Ideally then I could have a "preview" or "working" render style and then switch to a "final" render style before rendering. Right now if I want to have my preview as OpenGL with edges and my final as a Renderworks Style background with a hidden line foreground its a lot of messing about. Kevin
  11. I've been having fun creating moulding for a set design and extruding the actual profiles that will be used in a 3D model. I use the extrude and extrude along path command to craft the moulding after tracing the profile with the polyline tool. What I want is a clean perspective line drawing so that I can print it and then do my watercolor work by hand. The problem is that the extruded curves of the moulding display with multiple lines in the hidden line render mode. Artistic Renderworks isn't any better regardless of how I set the options. 3d conversion is set to high. Any suggestions?
  12. Further to my other wish about Dashed Hidden Line rendering - all of the line options should be able to be "By Class" for consistency and simplicity. Right now you have to make changes directly to groups of SLVP if you want to change the style of the dashed lines. You also can't make the dashed lines a different colour or opacity, you're limited to the dark>light slider options. Kevin
  13. There seems to be an issue rendering carriage bolts in VW2017. It happens with ones inserted in VW2017 and ones brought forward from VW2016. Kevin
  14. I am wondering if there is more documentation for the Indirect Lighting options for a Renderworks Style. I couldn't even find the multiple bounce options listed in the help (bounce returns no results). I'd like to know more about "Immediate Preview, Slow Resolve, 2 Bounces". It seems like it should be faster than 3, 4 or 8 bounces but in reality its dreadfully slow when combined with Hidden Line as a foreground mode. Should these modes not be combined? Thanks, Kevin
  15. It seems like the "Display Surface Hatches" and "Display Text and Markers" options are enabled by default with hidden line rendering in Sheet Layer Viewports. Do these settings add render time if no surface hatches, text or markers are present in the design layers associated with the viewport e.g.. do they generate a rendering pass regardless of whether its needed or not? Kevin
  16. I have VW 2016. If I render an image using custom render setting it looks great on screen. If I then try to export this as an image file it renders but the final image is terrible and looks worse than a fast render (but takes an age to render) What am I doing wrong? I have tried to export using different file types but with the same outcome. I'm render at 300dpi in the settings.. Thanks
  17. Hello everyone, I know renderworks is powered by Cinema4D render engine, and Cinema4D render engine contains mental ray feature. So could we say that Renderworks also contains Mental ray?