ericepv

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    Fall Or Winter Exterior

    I just got a request from a good client of mine for a 3D render of a housing development in fall or winter, they want to show the planning board what the view will be like for the neighbors without all the leaves on the trees. I started looking for icons of bare trees and shrubs online and have found a few so far. I also thought about bringing in a snow covered ground image as a material for the terrain. If anyone has ever done a project like this I'd appreciate your suggestions.
  2. I'd like to get some opinions on the best settings to use when ray-tracing brushed stainless steel. I have been experimenting with predefined metal, shiny metal, general material, etc. but the brushed stainless often comes out almost black. Any thoughts on the best settings?
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    Ray Trace settings for brushed stainless steel

    Graham - OK, got it now. I was looking in my X8 library and the catalog downloads. Many thanks for the tip. Eric
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    Ray Trace settings for brushed stainless steel

    Kitchen Adobe - Thanks for the file, that worked pretty nice! Where is this one hiding (still can't find 'Symbols & Content')?
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    Ray Trace settings for brushed stainless steel

    Kitchen Adobe - Symbols & Content???? Please expand on this.
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    Ray Trace settings for brushed stainless steel

    Thanks Perry, I downloaded the new metals library and that did the trick. Eric
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    Wedding Arch Icon

    I'm in need of an icon for a flower covered arch for a wedding project, can anyone help?
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    Wedding Arch Icon

    Good idea, thanks Dennis.
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    Wedding Arch Icon

    I did try the event planning bonus library. There is an arch but I would have to add the flowers which turns into a problem since the large number of flowers required makes the file very large and unmanageable.
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    Wedding Arch Icon

    I have tried 3D Warehouse, TurboSquid, CAD Forum, Archive3D, 3D CAD Browser, Grab CAD and a few others. I also need a pole tent.
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    3D Connexion

    Which model did you get?
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    Reflective Metallic Drape

    Thanks for the tips. After much experimentation, I found that assigning a reflective material class with high reflection value works best.
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    Reflective Metallic Drape

    I am working on a project that has a large quantity of silver metallic drape. I have been experimenting with different material typed and properties to get the most realistic reflective metallic look but so far I have not found a really good option. I tried using metallic or reflective material typed but I get alot of speckling and would need to add a lot of extra lighting which really slows down the Ray-Trace. I have attached the material sample. Anyone have any suggestions?
  14. I have occasionally gotten requests from clients for a reader program so they can tour a plan on thier own. While I am famillar with the Chief Reader download that is available, it would require me to provide a full copy of my Plan File which as a general rule I never do. I know that one cannot print, edit or save with this reader but the possibility remains that my file could end up in the hands of another Chief user (a competitor?) which is why I nver give out my Plan File. I asked Chief tech support if it is possible to create a read oniy version of the file and I was told that while this once was the case, that option is no longer available. Does anyone know of a workaround to this problem? (I am currently on X7)
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    Creating A Read Only Plan File.

    Seems like I really stuck a nerve with this post. While I agree that you do not need a full plan file to copy a project, having an unlocked file gives access to the "nut & bolts" of how everything went together that a simple PDF plan view does not always show. Perhaps I'm making too much of a fuss out of this. I guess the answer to my original question is that there is no way to lock a plan file but it makes little difference either way. Thanks all for your input.
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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    I am trying to create a railing that sits on to of the support wall next to the stairway (see photos) rather than on the stair treads. I have tried using a half wall (as a railing) and also a full wal (as in the attached plan) but can't get the rail on top of the wall which follows the slope of the stairs. I also am getting an opening in the ceiling surface above the stair support wall.
  17. I need to create a sign panel with cut out copy so that the backlight background shows through. Has anyone been able to do this with Chief?
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    Creating an Urban Loft space

    I would like to create an urban office in an old repurposed building. I have the old brick walls, distressed wood floors and now I would like to get the big beams and exposed ceiling. What would be the best way to go about doing this?
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    Creating an Urban Loft space

    OK, thimgs are starting to come together now. Thanks all for your suggestions.
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    Creating an Urban Loft space

    The attached photo shows the look I'm after. I've been experimenting with the Build Framing tool but I'm still trying to figure it out. I did uncheck "ceiling over this room" in the Room Specification dialog but it's still there. Perhaps I need to do everything manualy.
  21. I am having a problem with room dividers. There are a few in my plan (attached) which I am using to desiginate areas for different flooring. My problem is that when I draw in the room divider, it changes to an interior wall. When I open the object to change the wall type back to "Room Divider", it just changes back to "Interior 4". In the front entry (by the stairs) there is also a void in the ceiling above the stairway support wall which goes away when I delete the Room Divider. 74 Master-X7-rev.zip
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    Room Divider Keeps Changing To A Regular Wall

    I just downloaded the latest update for X7 (17.1.2.2) and that seems to have solved the problem. I did not know about the ceiling height issue that Glen mentioned so I used a floor material region in this arae as per Perry's suggestion. Thanks all for your input.
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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    Thanks to everyone for your ideas. Bill, yours did what I needed.
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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    I did not see anything in the dialog regarding distance between the Newel Posts. Here's another try at the plan. 74 Master-X7-rev.zip
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    Stair Rail On Top Of Wall

    Here's the latest plan. 74 Master-X7-rev.zip