Rich_Winsor

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  1. Rich_Winsor's post in Making a raised flat roof was marked as the answer   
    Not sure what you are referring to. If you want to put a raised
    edge on the flat portion of the roof just draw a line around the
    edge of the roof plane in plan view and convert it to a Molding
    Polyline or a 3D Molding Polyline. Then you can assign to it
    whatever molding profile you like. Here I added an approximately
    20cm x 20cm (8" x 8") border to the roof plane.
     

     
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  2. Rich_Winsor's post in Outdoor Can Lights was marked as the answer   
    Here's a quick take.
     
    No textures came thru with the plan so I just
    changed the color of the siding material to
    look more like your photo.
     
    Changed all the cans to 60W Point Lights
    and gave them a light yellow color.
     
    Used pretty basic setup: Outdoor/High Quality/
    Dark/No Blur/No Caustics and Default Image
    Properties.
     
    It takes a lot of passes to get rid of the grain and
    there is still some bleeding but it should get you
    headed in the right direction.
     
    Left Image was 15 passes in 12 minutes
    Right Image shows 46 passes in 30+ minutes
     
    Edit: Oh yeah, I changed out the background
    image too. The fireworks weren't doing it for me.

  3. Rich_Winsor's post in When roof becomes wall was marked as the answer   
    That's the way it goes Alex (r u alex?). I usually start out
    by seeing if I can reproduce the look of a picture. During 
    that process I often take liberties I probably wouldn't do
    if I was modeling it for myself just to get the look I'm after.
    Of course then when more feedback is wanted I have to
    scramble to make the plan presentable.   I didn't go
    as far a checking out how the model will frame because
    at this point I would just be guessing as to the composition
    of the walls. They look pretty thick in the photo. You might
    have to fake some porch ceiling framing but the rest should
    be straight forward.
     
    BTW, I don't know who you pi$$ed off to get that scarlet
    numeral -1, but I gave you a +1 to get you back to even.
    Everybody deserves a fresh start now and then.
     
     
    Edit:  10:40PM
    Just tried letting Chief do the framing. Auto build a
    foundation derived from the 1st floor and the have
    Chief auto frame everything else. Looks pretty good
    to me. That ceiling p-solid is only 1/8" thick so it didn't
    really affect the framing. Just delete the 3 p-solids.
     
     



  4. Rich_Winsor's post in Change Shading On Camera View In X5 was marked as the answer   
    The default sun angle is controlled in the "Adjust Lights" dbx.
     


  5. Rich_Winsor's post in Help with auto roof plane was marked as the answer   
    Not even a Tiparillo?   Hey, I was just whipping up a concept
    sketch based on the roof plane configuration BeeoHat posted
    from SletchUp. I get what you are doing by refining the concept
    and positioning the hip rafters over appropriate structural members.
    However, I am not sold on the idea that the "doglegs" in the hips
    and valleys in your plan roof are present in the "as built" structure.
    I could be wrong as the only pic is murky at best but my guess is
    that all the hips and valleys are straight from ridges to eaves as
    in the OP's sketch. That's why I just sort of split the difference
    as to where the hip rafters would cross the upper railing beams
    and let the roof overhangs fall where they may. No big deal,
    I enjoyed the vids.
  6. Rich_Winsor's post in Roof line was marked as the answer   
    You're preaching to the choir here, Geir. From the basic layout of the lot terrain 
    to the final aesthetic of the building façade, gutters and downspouts play an integral
    part in how a design unfolds. Hard to believe they are given such short shrift here.