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VW Marketing Images should include a how-to post

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I personally wish that any rendered marketing image from VW included a how-to post in a forum designated for this specific purpose. Bits and pieces are sometimes shared but they are all over the forums and not easily tracked down. If the marketing image is being created in VW (or using a workflow that includes VW) why not share the how to? It would make for a great resource and it would also help users to understand if/when post processing is needed. Think of it as a Greyscale Gorilla tutorial (https://greyscalegorilla.com/tutorials/#all) for the image. Include files, screen shots and possibly a video tutorial.

 

(Maxon does this with C4D. Releases often have a series of marketing images and then at shows/conferences Maxon has advanced users showing how parts of them were created.)

 

Inspired by this thread - 

 

Kevin

 

 

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Very good idea! This would almost certainly help users explore new features and improvements earlier.

 

-Neil

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Agree!

 

Might help stop VW producing marketing images that can't actually be produced in VW without significant post-processing

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here's one as an example (from VW2017 web page)... if only it were simple or even possible to create an annotated cutaway perspective section like this in VW.

 

 

Screen Shot 2017-05-17 at 19.27.15.jpg

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22 hours ago, line-weight said:

if only it were simple or even possible to create an annotated cutaway perspective section like this in VW.

 

It is possible! Not super intuitive, but possible. See the attached file at the bottom of the post for how to set it up.

 

Screenshot:

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Perspective Section.vwx

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8 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

 

It is possible! Not super intuitive, but possible. See the attached file at the bottom of the post for how to set it up.

 

Screenshot:

591dcdcde6c8e_ScreenShot2017-05-18at9_36_35AM.png.9d65cc2b9226cdb33860e3df952505bb.png

Perspective Section.vwx

Genius!!!

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16 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

 

It is possible! Not super intuitive, but possible. See the attached file at the bottom of the post for how to set it up.

 

Screenshot:

591dcdcde6c8e_ScreenShot2017-05-18at9_36_35AM.png.9d65cc2b9226cdb33860e3df952505bb.png

Perspective Section.vwx

 

Yeah, I do know you can do this. But you can only cut it in one plane, not two, as in the VW image.

 

I also find those design layer section viewports rather unstable. One minute they are there and working fine and the next they are mangled or replaced by a blank X or similar.

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12 minutes ago, line-weight said:

Yeah, I do know you can do this. But you can only cut it in one plane, not two, as in the VW image.

 

This is effectively true. While you can cut away on a second plane by setting Length Range to "Limited by Section Line Length" (and positioning the section line accordingly), the cut plane of that second cut doesn't received the Section Style fill:

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54 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

 

you can cut away on a second plane by setting Length Range to "Limited by Section Line Length" (and positioning the section line accordingly),

 

 

Ah, didn't know this trick though. Cheers!

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On 18/05/2017 at 6:17 PM, Andy Broomell said:

you can cut away on a second plane by setting Length Range to "Limited by Section Line Length" (and positioning the section line accordingly), the cut plane of that second cut doesn't received the Section Style fill

 

Nice! You could then fill it in on the annotations layer.

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I'd also like to cut in the horizontal plane, so for instance, I could show a cut plane at the top of this image:

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I remember seeing the 2016 Marionette video about cladding walls.. looked so promising, until I tried it myself. Short answer : a short endeavor..

 

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