rockyshepheard

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  1. For some reason my garage is showing a foundation BEFORE I created one. Plus, if I add a basement to the rest of the house, the garage foundation is the same height as the rest of the house. I just want a slab foundation under the garage.

    ashley 1st floor plan done.plan

  2. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Submitted!
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    Walk throughs

    Is there a way to stop in the middle of a spline walk through path, and wait 10 seconds, then pick up on the rest of the path?
  4. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Thanks all. I don't see why CA asks for total duration when it just goes ahead and changes it anyway. I say numbers you enter, in walkthrough at least, should NEVER change otherwise you're chasing your tail. Maybe CA could simplify walkthrough as below. 1.Place your keyframe 1 and orient camera along 2D axes (add a ray coming out of lens of camera so you can point directly to objects) 2.Draw a line (of any shape) and place keyframe 2 at the end. 3. Enter the TIME 1-2 you want to take to follow line from 1 to 2. The time you entered above can optionally be split between A. % TIME 1-2 camera stays in orientation 1 and B. % TIME 1-2 camera interpolates from orientation 1 to orientation 2. A+B = TIME 1-2 (if no angle change is needed, check box and split entry boxes disappears). 4. Repeat until finished. The total time of animation is the is summation of all time specified above. Once finished you can increase or decrease animation time which will increase or decrease ALL times above. If you plan ahead, this option would be moot.
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    Walk throughs

    Untitled 1.plan
  6. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Thanks much. Not sure I understand. Not sure what variable 'line length' is. It's not in the dbx. I did as you said but it did not stop. I created a path with an beginning and ending keyframes. I added two additional keyframes. I changed the two additional keyframe durations to 15 seconds on both. Then I move #2 keyframe on top of #3 keyframe. Did I do something incorrectly? Thanks!
  7. rockyshepheard

    Obtaining work.

    I would like some feedback on obtaining work while I am learning CA. I currently have an architect friend who sends me a job or two every few months but that does not keep me busy. I usually complete a job in a week and charge $150-300. Is that too little? I currently only do the exterior, no interior. Just an image so buyers and builders can bett visualize the structure in 3D. I need to make a little money over and above these jobs as supplemental income. Taking it to an absurd extreme to better explain my question... someone says ‘i’ll give you $50 if you send me a nice rendering of a room with some antique furniture in it.” Or, “I’ll give you $100 to do a first floor 3D layout.” Attached are the three jobs I have done in CA so far. Thanks and Happy New Year.
  8. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Thanks everyone!
  9. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Yes. Thank you! I see you slowed down and approached then reversed it. Did you use a .0001 speed or something?
  10. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Thanks. I will post tomorrow. I do put key frames where I change parameters. But i’d Like the camera to stop and hangout for 15 seconds without moving forward...looking at a painting on a wall..then continuing on. It would have to slow to zero speed for a specified amount of time. I don’t think the given parameters can accommodate that.
  11. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Yes. I tried that and did not notice any appreciable slowing down of the camera. I wish CA had a way to concatenate several spline paths so I could make one regular path, then a path consisting only of rotation, then another path completing the walkthrough. Then l could simply string them together seemlesly.,another one for the suggestion box. :)
  12. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    I guess I mean can you get way better renders out of Thea than CSA? If so, I would guess it is worth the $450.
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    Walk throughs

    How would you compare the value wrt cost, quality and functionality of Thea Renderer $450 vs CA rendering? And maybe Lumion, if you've used it. I would assume a CA file would be exported to 3DS and then imported into Thea for rendering?
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    Walk throughs

    Sure.
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    Walk throughs

    Awesome. I'll acquire both of those and we can set up a time that's convenient for you. Thanks!
  16. rockyshepheard

    Walk throughs

    Good ideas. I have been experimenting with the 3D viewer a bit. Another off topic. I really like the rendering you posted a while back indicating you use Lumion and Photoshop etc. Would you be willing to TeamView with me sometime and offer some tips on how to stunning renderings?
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    Walk throughs

    Or create three videos and stitch them together...I suppose.
  18. Here's one case where CA doesn't seem to follow real world building techniques. Indicating that one wants a pony wall on a foundation should not prompt builders to wall-in a porch. What am I missing here? Thanks! easy porch with columns.plan
  19. The thread was moving in the direction of guessing where CA placed parts of a pony wall. I was saying it is clear based on the dbx.
  20. LOL. I meant to say "It is clear"...
  21. Is it not clear from the dbx (and the image on the right) which is top and which is bottom?
  22. Thanks. Interesting. The foundation is auto generated based on the location of the porch wall. I wonder, then, why CA did not align them. Although, in the excellent video I am watching on this particular house, there is a -4 offset from the foundation. Could that be the cause? So, is pulling down / pulling up a wall an 'amateur move' or one I should keep in the toolbox for its expedient results? I'm trying to assimilate the best techniques of folks in the forum. Thanks!
  23. It is defined as a porch. Does that count as a room?
  24. Unrelated...as far as I know but the left column must have a connection for the terrain for this to happen. 1. When a terrain is added the left most column descends in the Z direction by about 40 units. I've seen this happen several times in other plans. 2. The porch is a bit too small for the pedestals I selected. What method is preferable for increasing in the x,y directions such that the pedestals fit well on top of the concrete porch? pedestal falls.plan
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    Adding terrain lowers unrelated object in the Z direction

    I think it is because I added the brick to the foundation/molding feature. Is that a bad thing to do? It was done in the video.