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About Dennis_Gavin

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    The Villages, FL
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  1. Dennis_Gavin

    previous file l;ocation

    Never mind. Found it! I can see better when I have my contacts in! ;o)
  2. Dennis_Gavin

    previous file l;ocation

    Hi All, Been retired for a few years and am now using the program for some personal things. Had a shut down and my file is corrupted. I forget where to go for previous file. Looked under program files and program files86 in chief folders but nothing there. Need help!
  3. Dennis_Gavin

    Rendering techniques

    Looks like your lights may be set as point lights versus spot. Should be spot lights set to -90 (pointing down) and adjust from there.
  4. Dennis_Gavin

    Adding Raytrace to walkthrough

    what I have done is use raytraced shots in movie maker with some motion and it gets the idea across with much better realism if you are able to do good ray traces.
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    Under Cabinet Lighting Made Simple

    Also, if you wanted a puck but not the big spot you can use the settings from the rounded light for the puck. (I know you know but other newbies may not think of that)
  6. Dennis_Gavin

    Looking for Design Help

    Well you know golf. Some days OK. Some days not. But I keep trying. Really only started playing golf about 2 years ago so I have a LOT of practice to do. Usually get out about 4 times a week. Mostly executive courses. ( 9 hole). I have 38 executive courses to choose from(total cost is $144/yr) and 12 championship which you have to pay for. Cost varies by time of year and particular course. There are also many courses outside The Villages. If you ever leave "The Magic Kingdom" feel free to visit. Thanks for asking!
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    Looking for Design Help

    I am a retired remodeler who designed with Chief. Only have X9. Live in central Florida, The Villages.
  8. Dennis_Gavin

    Garden bed edging...totally stuck

    there is also the distributed objects tool that may work in some situations.
  9. Dennis_Gavin

    swimming pool lights

    I got it years ago and have had no problem. I seldom use it.
  10. Dennis_Gavin

    swimming pool lights

    There is a free program called squirlz. You can save a picture of your pool, import it into squirlz outline the water and apply water movement and then save as a gif. Chief does not provide this kind of option.
  11. Dennis_Gavin

    creating realistic mirrors

    What version of Chief are you using? Cause reflections are in last few versions in one way or another.
  12. Dennis_Gavin

    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Looks like a photo. Great job!
  13. Dennis_Gavin

    Updated nvidia now pbr and standard view the same?

    Any chance that in the update process the card Chief uses got changed to the on board graphics card?
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    First thing - do the as is plan and save. Then from the as is plan do a save as and give it a name and then start your design. When I was in the business I would do accurate drawings, dimensions for the area I was going to work on but would eyeball the other areas so they looked correct. Many times only adjacent rooms etc. Usually always put a roof on it to stop "light bleed" at top of walls etc. Light bleed shows up in ray trace views. I often sent views from the as is plan just to show the transition. You can however get more complicated with layers and demo walls to overlay the new or existing design to show demo walls etc. There are threads on this you may want to search for.
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    3D models - multiple materials issue

    You can overcome this problem by exporting the object from chief in 3ds, importing it into sketchup and then change materials there. save and reimport into chief.