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  1. It would be great if viewports retained the last render time in the OIP so you can see how long it took when you have to leave it do its thing. I saw on a video concerning maxwell that there is a setting to enter a rendering time in that software and it will produce the best quality rendering for it. A plugin for maxwell would be great too - seems to be available for other nemetschek products, just not VW.
  2. Just installed VW2017 and the High Quality Renderworks seems to have a bug. When rendered in VW2016 the solid black lines seen in this rendering (representing clear acrylic tops) render the color they are drawn at: light blue. As you can see in this image, VW2017 renders them black. I'm using the SP4 version of 2017. Any ideas? I tried changing to Custom Renderworks and tweaking a bit, but the results are the same. I'm on an iMac, with 16GB RAM running OS10.12.6 Thanks, MHBrown
  3. Hello Renderings aficionados. Last week we participated on a new AIA webinar, this time we focused on taking a BIM model, tailored it and created several renderings from it. Here we explained the process and the recommended steps to achieve decent presentations. Check it out when you can, I guarantee you'll learn a trick or two. Plus you may be eligible for a one AIA learning education point. Here is the link: http://www.vectorworks.net/inspiration/industry-webinars/see-it-to-believe-it-next-level-rendering-techniques
  4. Hi, I have tested a few computers rendering a large model, filesize 1 GB. My "Old" computer did it in 1:41, having i7-6700 @3,4 GHz, boost up to 4 GHz. Our new Ryzen computer, having a fabric clocked 1800X, did it in 1:38. Not much extra speed on the render. What I see is that the "symbols"part, prerender, and edge part of the render is not utilizing the processor at all, and it's just the pure rendering part where the processor goes full tilt. I think the i7 is par or maybe a bit faster than the Ryzen in single thread, so it seems most of what we at our company has thought of rendertime is not actually rendering but some kind of single threaded operation. It seems like a i7-7700K overclocked would be a good bet for a faster CPU for rendering viewports for Vectorworks. Does anyone who have a bit more knowledge on this? OJ
  5. I was an early adopter of Vision but have not used it for some time. Can anyone tell me what one can and cannot do when rendering an image in Vision now that VW and Vision are integrated? I don't recall what the feature is called, but you can export an image file with better quality images than what you would have with standard "operational" OPEN GL meaning the rendering you see when working in real time. Here is what I suppose I would really like to know: - Can I export from VW into Vision using all of my existing VW textures? - When exporting still images at higher quality, do those textures appear the way they would in final quality Rendtrworks? (i.e. reflections, bumps, transparencies) I am assuming not as I do not believe that was ever the case before, but perhaps there have been some changes with the integration?
  6. I'd love to see Vision and Renderworks become so integrated that they seamlessly share the same info and operate in the screen space. In other words, I would love to be able to create my stage with 3D objects, truss etc, add my stage lighting including address and mode info, then when I export to Vision, I want to be able to take control of the 3D space like we can in the Rendering menus, e.g. ambient lighting, solids vs. wireframe, background. Also, when I create a stage scene, I want to be able to 'light' it with the stage lighting I've added into the space, not have to use other types of lighting objects.. and there should be some kind of internal lighting control for selecting a fixture and controlling it's attributes without having to hook up a lighting console to Vision. this would be extremely beneficial in terms of using Vision for rendering out images for clients. Now that Vectorworks is moving toward integrating Vision into the software, Vision and Rendering should be a part of the same tool base, not separated. They really should work hand in hand.
  7. There's an important setting under Render Styles that let's the user set Environment Reflections, separately from the RW Background or Environment Lighting. This setting is super important (for creating sky reflections in windows) so should have it's rightful place in the OIP just under RW Background too, making it available for when the user isn't using Render Styles.
  8. I find it very difficult to get any substantive cloud reflections in windows when rendering. Any tips?
  9. When trying to add a renderworks texture from a custom image or edit an existing texture from the resource manager in VW2017, nothing happens. I can't get to the normal dialog box that controls textures. Ideas?
  10. Custom IES lights should show the .IES lighting distribution in OpenGL. Currently in Vw2016 SP2, Custom Lights with an IES distribution file do not show any light pattern and therefore do not render as light sources. See this thread for additional information.
  11. Attached are two screen captures. The first, a wireframe of my current camera view with my fixtures in newly laid out positions. The second, my same camera view, rendered using a custom renderworks artistic style, displaying my fixtures in their OLD positions.. Can anyone advise on why the render does not reflect what is drawn and shown in the wireframe camera view?
  12. Hi there folks and friends, at the moment, i am checking different ways on how to get a correct LED light, here you see my test file: rendering with a glowing material makes the render a bit quicker, but i don't have that photometric light that comes with an ies file. so waht is your suggestion on an LED-stripe that you can buy from OSRAM and so on. The one's you attatch on the lower side of your kitchen furniture or tv shelf. Like use a ies-file and use a lot of lights in a row? Is there a passibility to use ies-files with arealights? or line lights? Really looking forward to your comments on this one, and thanks in advance!
  13. I cannot render the gable ends of a house to match the house bricks or the soffit will only render the overall texture since updating to 2017 Landmark, Roof_Gable_Ends.pdf
  14. What I see in my Vectorworks file is what I want to see when I export the image, but it is not. Is there a file format or setting that will give me the same results as what I see in Vectorworks? This screen shot is accurate. Oddly it can reproduce the colors extremely close (if not exactly the same), but Vectorworks cannot. This is a JPG export: This is a PNG export: This is a PDF export: Murphy Bed Queen Complex.pdf
  15. So i have an xspot that doesn't turn on in Final Quality Render Works. I am using Lit Fog on both the instrument and the Background turned to 5%. also i have changed the background to an off black. i have turned on indirect lighting 3 bounces, and have receive shadows turned on. it will take about 30min on my computer to render. i checked the light on Open Gl, it turned on. i didn't expect to see gobo or anything because it would only work in FQ Rendtrworks. but it doesn't show up. all my other lights turn on though. I have made sure that there is an Origin point. i have checked all the other gobos in other instruments and they turn on with color. any ideas? attached i will have reference photos of other lights working, and the open gl of the xspot and the FQ render of it as well. thanks!
  16. I would like to use the clip qube to be the basis for renderings in other than OpenGL. My workaround so far seems to viewport a clip tube view as a section viewport to a design layer and then viewport to a sheet layer and use renderworks on that. however the clipped plane does not poche the objects but makes them hollow. Image shows this.
  17. Hello! My name is Nik Robalino and I'm selling my Vectorworks license with Spotlight (includes Renderworks). I am getting out of the industry and no longer have a use for it. I am asking for $2,650. Thanks for your interest, Nik
  18. I know it is a long-standing wishlist item, but I thought I would submit a new request for UV mapping in Vectorworks. A perfect example of the result of this missing functionality is demonstrated by the way that a Subdivision object has to be converted to a Generic Solid before it can be properly textured with an image-based texture. Of course, you lose all Subdivison functionality once you convert it to a Generic Solid. A select list of objects that are currently hamstrung by of the lack of UV mapping, I'm sure there are others: Subdivison Objects [slightly improved in 2017 for small-scale image texture materials] Cabinet PIO Door PIO 3D plants with textures can't be scaled Framing Objects Meshes NURBS Surfaces I was doing some further reading on mapping techniques for Pixar's OpenSubdiv (basis of Vw's Subdivison objects), and I came across Disney's Ptex open-source API as an easier mapping alternative to UV mapping. Links to related threads regarding texturing limitations & UV mapping: Subdivision Objects Different colors on different surfaces of objects Textures that scale automatically- Image Props do, 3D models don't, why? Free XFrog Plants Too Big Textures with grains UV Mapping for Coolux Venue Site Texture Mapping on Stretched NURBS Surfaces Render Issues Model UVW Mapping Question Edge-banding Tool Tip For Texture Mapping on Non-rectangular Object Please Make Cabinets So That They Take Wood Textures Properly
  19. After doing several viewport FQR updates. The screens and any texture that is assigned glow, seems to do this weird inverted thing color thing. This has happened in multiple files, fresh ones, and older ones. Anyone else run in to this? Is it a bug? Restarting VW fixes the problem for a handful more renders. Vectorworks 2017 SP2. Machine spec's in the screen shot below.
  20. I'm being asked to create a rendering of the exterior of a restaurant that my company is proposing some lighting upgrades for. One of the options is a direct-view flexible RGB LED rope-light-like solution around the top of the exterior wall. In order to get the brightness that I need out of the glow or backlight textures, I have to pump the brightness up significantly in order for them to look correct. But the amount of light that they are throwing off onto my exterior walls is too much. I thought maybe I could make some sort of "invisible wall" for the lights to throw their light into that the renderworks camera could see through, but I don't think that will work because in Vectorworks, if an object is transparent then light passes through. Anybody got any ideas?
  21. Selling North America digital version 2017 Vectorworks Designer license. Procedure: VW authorized agent and original seller has been notified of pending sale and ready for buyer details to transfer ownership for VW registry and access to Upgrade and Service Select etc. Call 1 416 832-1647
  22. Hi everyone. Since Vectorworks 2017 comes with Renderworks, I would like to start using it. However, I haven't been able to find any good tutorials on it. Does anyone here have any? Thanks in advance!
  23. 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.
  24. To allow complex C4D Material Compatibility, without bringing that Complexity into Vectorworks and keeping VW Materials reduced, simple and easy was brilliant. I see a ton of Bug Solving in FBX and C4D export also. (Camera Triplicates, Material Duplication and Naming, ...) The new Export Controls are brilliant. Thanks for not forgetting FBX. With these I get a beautiful Vectorworks -> Modo workflow ! This will save an endless amount of time. Same for VW -> C4D Exchange. It saves so many of the tedious workarounds that were needed until now.
  25. I know VR is all the rage these days, but to some of us, animation is a very important medium for presentations that we use or would like to use. Having slight rotations and panning on views just like the videos used to showcase VW, makes presentations much more dynamic. (I’m sure that none of the animations in the VW videos are actually made in VW) So I would really like to see an improved interface for animation. I know that VW is not suppose to be an animation power house but there has got to be a better way of doing some basic animation than what we got. I use my views for working. I don’t want to mess up my working environment with hundreds of irrelevant views that I have to somehow assemble in some bizarre interface. Why can’t there be a tool that combines a viewport camera with the polyline tool. You make your path and at each point you can adjust your camera and the duration it takes to get to that point from the last point. Again, nothing too complex but something that is at least usable.