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    Terrain Guru needed

    Your works are quite difficult to achieve. Very impressive. You might be the TERRAIN GURU that has been looked for, so long.
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    Export to 3DS Max

    This is interesting. How? Is there a warning message from Max? You could send me your Chief plan if you don't mind. I could check it for you.
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    Export to 3DS Max

    If 3ds export from Chief fails due to vertex limitation, Collada (dae) format also works fine. Alternatively vrml file format works great, but wrl has two negatives: 1-) This file format, by default, triangulates the surfaces. I hate the model in 3D Max with many triangles. 2-) When you import vrml model into Max, you have to use standard materials for transparent surfaces. You can't assign Vray Material on window glasses for instance.
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    Export to 3DS Max

    This is my favourite way, quoting from another topic in the forum:
  5. I think so. I'm using Xeon processors for years, and i'm extremely glad with them. It's about the programs you use. If the only professional software that i use was Chief, then i would consider switching to i7 processors for my next system.
  6. " it seems that typical renderings in 3D space are primarily just GPU heavy, correct? And Ray Trace is what pushes the CPU?" Right. Chief's raytracer engine leans on the CPU. What you ask is a very tough question to answer, because at the end it's a personel choice. I can recommend you to check out the benchmark reports, it might be helpful to decide which processor is the most beneficial for your budget: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html Generally speaking, Xeon processors are for professional work and better than i3+i5 and i7 series. However, you will see that some of the i7 processors are performing better than a lot of Xeon processors.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Hello, Here is the video of our latest design - a soccer stadium. Chief Architect X8, Sketch Up, 3D Studio Max, Lumion were the main programs for the 3D model and presentation. Video post-processing was only made for fun, and we used the cheap and great program Adobe Premiere Elements for this task. Even though we demand improved terrain tools for years, i might say that Chief's terrain features are still the best for an architect. Chief in this project was primarily used for terrain and landscape design.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Kevin, i like your design style. Straightforward, mature, and no unnecessary ornaments... Keep up great work!
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    Max. Fence Height

    Actually i didn't define a second floor, but looks like a good idea. Thanks.
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    Max. Fence Height

    Hello, I'm designing an amateur soccer stadium, and need to add fences around the pitch. Our required height is 4800 mm, however the maximum height for the newels and the panels that Chief allows is 3200 mm. Is there a way to overcome this limitation?
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Hey Jintu, i don't think we did something special about it. We should have only changed the material color to light blue. I'll check this again tomorrow.
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    Exporting To 3D Studio Max

    No you can't. But he/she can do this. Basically you need to export your model in fbx format. (Vrml and dae may also do the job.) Since Chief doesn't generate fbx files, you need to convert the 3ds model to the fbx file. These are my steps for exporting to 3D Max: 1-) Export your Chief model in 3ds format. (Done) 2-) Import the 3ds file into 3D Max. 3-) Export the model from 3D Max as a fbx file. (Now we have our Chief model in fbx format.) 4-) Re-import the Chief model in fbx format into 3D Max by using "Link fbx" option. This will allow them to seperate objects by material.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    One of my assistants was bored of working on this technical school project, so he decided to make it a dance school. Thanks to the shadows on elevations. I loved it!
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Jon, it's nice. We always complain about Chief's terrain tools, but one should try Revit to see how terrible the landscaping tools could be.
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    SSA Libraries

    In your case, transfer is not proper. In order to own this license, you need to get a transfer document from Chief Architect Inc. This document shows that the company confirms you're the new legal owner of this license. This process is not free (and not cheap), and the transfer fee can vary due to the condition of the license. For example, i was told that the license transfer fee was $895 for my additional seat. It would be a lot cheaper if it was not an additional license. I would highly recommend calling Chief Architect on Monday.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Yes, it's the original pipe coming from the original picture. Here it is. (no butt here, sorry!)
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Dennis, my choice for the couple's image was not a coincidence.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    I have always wanted to use a third party software to enhance my renderings, too - and this time did it! I just combined the renderings of my garden design with the real pictures of the house. Not very professional, but it was still very helpful.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    The secret weapon! Piranesi would be cool, unfortunately only Revit, Archicad, 3D Max, and Sketch Up supports .epx format; this is why we had to use Photoshop.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Hi Jintu, it's Chief and Photoshop.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    You may design a community market with social spaces using Chief, and you don't have to use V-Ray for the rendering.
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    Time to Show YOUR GOODIES!

    Putting all the discussion regarding the video, and the presentation technique aside, this is a great design. It was a joy to watch!
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    3Ds Export Limitation.

    I still beg for a proper fbx export option. Collada (aka .dae) was a good step, but only optimized for Lumion, not 3D Max; 3ds file format will always have this vertex limitation (also 3D Max doesn't accept my CA generated .3ds files, saying "improper file format"), the only safe option .vrml format triangulates the surfaces, so i'm really tired of problems that Chief cause in my workflow. That was one of the main reasons that i didn't renew my subscription for the first time. Chief seniors tend to say "We can't focus on each 3rd party software you use" despite the fact that integration is everything.
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    Export To 3Ds Max

    Has anyone encountered the same issue with X7? I send almost every Chief plan i work to 3D Max; but this "improper file format" became a serious nightmare for me since X5.
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    Photoshop Cs2 For Free

    It's really an interesting situation. This is the official link to download CS2, and get the special type of serial numbers: http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html When i sign-in with my Adobe ID, i see this page: