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3D Landscape Area

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I am using Vectorworks 2011 to build a site plan. I would like to include a 3D view using a "Landscape Area" to display a block of vegetation. I have drawn the shape of the area, set the 3D view to "3D Plants" and added the plant information.

When I turn on OpenGL mode and switch to a 3D view the plants appear only as plain grey cross-shaped 3d objects (not sure of the right word!). I can't get them to look like plants either as 3D shapes or 2D images.

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Do you have Renderworks?

Do you have the Use Textures OpenGL render setting checkmarked?

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Hi mike

I don't have Renderworks. Is that a requirement for this?

The Use Textures setting is checked but is also greyed out.

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Bryan is correct Jake. You do need Renderworks to see the plant objects in 3D where the 3D part is an Image Prop. That is because what you see is a texture mapped onto 3D polygons.

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Is there any way to make it display as a solid object in 3d - not just a 3d boundary line? I just want something that gives the impression of vegetation - it doesn't have to be photo-realistic.

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