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Brandon Wardell

Shutters only render intermittently

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OK I'm working in 2016, shuttering lights to keep them off the scenery, and they only sometimes work.  They'll render on the Design Layer but not on the Sheet Layer.  It's sucked away hours of my time, and I really need to sort it out.  I'm including somephotos of the same setup with shutters working and not working, also a screen shot of the shutters working on the design layer.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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You are not alone in having this problem. A work around for me was to refresh the instruments or try changing the focus to a new focus point and then back again. The file I was working on last time this happened was very big and I wondered whether it was a memory problem, but I'm not technical so I'm just guessing.



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As Viewports have their own render settings, make sure they match your design layer settings, particularly regarding shadows. 


Also, Vectorworks simulates shutter cuts via drawing the gate to cast a shadow of the shutters. Check your class visibilities and make sure part of the light isn't turned off. 



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