Jump to content
Tanner Shelton

Adding trim to walls

Recommended Posts

I'm about to start recreating a venue for one of our events. This venue has trim everywhere! All over the walls in every blank space it is filled with a square or rectangle or some other shape of trim. How would you handle adding all of this trim? What is the most efficient way? I have been going through and creating the profile of the trim and then extruding it along a path to create the trim. Which hasn't been a huge deal for ones where there is trim in about 10 placed, but this will be hundreds, meaning I would have to fix every item after extruding along the path as well. Any ideas?

Share this post


Link to post

First question to as is why you need the trim.  If you really need it in 3D because you are concerned about clearances or shadows, they you will have to create it all.

 

However if it is really just going to be background in renderings, I would consider drawing it in 2D export to an image and create a texture for each wall. Probably only slightly less work than doing 3D models, but it will keep you file much lighter and probably improve rendering speeds.

Share this post


Link to post

I'm not too worried about rendering times. The machine I have has been handling it well. I usually recreate the venue to the best of my ability to help sell the realism with all of the details. I do renders of events for clients.

Share this post


Link to post

If you want to see it, build it...EAP (Extrude Along Path) is probably the quickest.  Any repeats can be made into symbols.

 

Have fun!

 

Wes

 

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...