ericepv

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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Here's a project I just finished, everything done in X8 & X9.
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    X9 360 Panorama

    I just got this reply fro CA Tech Support on how to share individual 360 images: "If you "Make Public" the view, you will see the link to "Share" which provides a Direct Link that you can provide to folks to view the Panorama." I tried it with a sample image and it works like a charm. Eric
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    X9 360 Panorama

    Dennis: Once you have exported the 360 image to the cloud (File/Export 360 Panoramic to cloud) log into your Chief Arch. acct. and you will see a list of available services at the bottom of the screen. Click on "Manage your 360* Panoramas and you'll see it there, just click on "View". What I have yet to learn is how to limit viewing privileges to only those you want to share it with. Anyone want to chime in on this? Eric
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    X9 360 Panorama

    What I what to know is what are the CA 360 viewer and Google cardboard glasses and how do I get them?
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Nice work Kahuna!
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Here's my latest bathroom project...
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    Ray tracing detail

    Without seeing your settings I can only offer advice based on my past experience. Be sure to have plenty of added light (and keep ambient light to a minimum), I would add a light source that is set as a Point Light.. Also, use Photon Mapping & Caustics for the best quality of image. Eric
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    Stretch Zones

    OK, I've watched the videos and re-read the instructions but what I just don't get is where the values come from and where to apply them and why. Once I understand that part, the rest will make sense. Thanks to everyone for trying to explain this but I guess I'm just too thick to figure it out unless I can have it shown to me directly.
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    Stretch Zones

    I am trying to lower a pendant so that it is 30" above the counter. I know that this can be done by adjusting the stretch zone but after watching the video, reading the help section & going through various Chief Talk posts, I still cannot figure out how the values are calculated. Can anyone give me a simple explanation of how to do this?
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    Stretch Zones

    Gene: I have seen these videos on Chief's website. Perhaps one on one consult would be best as the video is quite vague. Eric
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    Stretch Zones

    Still not sure how you did *** but that's exactly what I need. Many thanks to you! Eric
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    Stretch Zones

    OK, I'm still not getting it (my brain must be on vacation). What I ultimately want to end up with is a pendant that is 10" in diameter and 30" above the countertop. Even when I resize the object first, it ends up being elongated when I follow the steps you outlined.
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    Stretch Zones

    I entered the values exactly as shown but I still do not get the result you show. The stem lengthens as needed but the fixture is also elongated (as shown in my original image).
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    Stretch Zones

    The plan is attached. JBS-Kitchen pendant.zip
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    Stretch Zones

    How do I show that in the dialog box?
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    Stretch Zones

    Joe: I just tried what you suggested, this is what I got: I also tried +9" and got this: Eric
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    Black Spots In My Ray Trace

    In my experience, inadequate lighting is often to blame. Have you included additional light sources?
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    limitless8 - This video was very helpful to me when I was starting to learn ray-tracing. Please re-post your renderings after you have applied what you learn in the video, I'm sure we would all like to see the results. Eric
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    limitless8 - As someone who does a lot of Ray-Traces, I can tell you that one of the most important things in achieving a great image is lighting. Once you learn how to properly light a space and also understand the function of the various settings and how to manipulate them, you'll start getting very impressive results.This video from Chief's Knowledge Base https://www.chiefarchitect.com/videos/watch/1909/ray-tracing-tips-and-techniques.html?playlist=103 is well worth watching. It is a great tutorial as it covers the most important steps to creating a great ray-trace image. Eric
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Yea, the bed really makes it, gives the room a very authentic look. Eric
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    I don't remember where I originally got the icon, it's been in my library for awhile. It might be from here http://archive3d.net/?category=2
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Here's a RayTrace I recently completed in X8:
  23. What's your favorite source for high quality icons and material finishes?
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    Opening Revitt (.rvt) files

    Is anyone familiar with a way to bring Revitt (.rvt) files into Chief?