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Need help tracing over complex walls.

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I do a lot of tracing over PDFs for lighting plots.  Often, the set designer will draw walls that don't conform to the standard wall tool... or at least with my level of experience. 

 

This isn't a complex wall, but it was easy to explain my question. As you can see in the image:

# 1 -  Starts with a wall 4", which is a standard width for a set wall.

# 2 - Jumps to a larger width.

# 3 - Adds a little over hang.

 

Typically, I would draw the 4" wall and stop when it changes its size. Then create a new wall with whatever the new size would be, and then just join them.  This gets annoying with more complex sets.

 

Is there a simpler way to do this?  Using the standard "Create Walls from ...' has produced undesired results.

 

Any suggestions would be great.

 

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15 minutes ago, jeff prince said:

Separate walls is probably the easiest way to do it in my experience.

Are you doing 2D or 3D?

 

3D.

 

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@MeTheMachine If you need wall objects, then it seems separate wall objects is your best option.

If you just need the geometry of the wall, but not the smart object, an extruded polygon would be fast and easy too.

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18 hours ago, jeff prince said:

@MeTheMachine If you need wall objects, then it seems separate wall objects is your best option.

If you just need the geometry of the wall, but not the smart object, an extruded polygon would be fast and easy too.

 

Thanks for the help.

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