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Does Chief Architect have the capability to do this level of shape and rendering?

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This is an actual project.  Does Chief Architect have the capability to do this level of shape and rendering?

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I don't see anything there that could not be done in Chief. And I bet Rich could do a better ray trace than that.

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Yep-no problem

 

I am not sure if CA can do the FREE FORM WALL SHAPES easily.

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Those shapes are not what CA does. Those are something that needs to be created in a program that does NURBS modeling and then imported into the program. Rhino, 3DS Max, Maya, etc. for making those shapes.

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Wasn't looking at the building, I'm not sure he was asking if we could do those walls (not). Raytrace--no problem

 

edit: after further Review, he is asking about the shape (Walls?)

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A solid with a curve in one or two directions is not a big problem. I have done this sort of thing with solid subtraction. What I see in that image is a shape that appears to be a hyperbolic paraboloid. Yusuf will likely prove me wrong but I don't think we can make a hyperbolic paraboloid in CA. Also, I got to use the term "hyperbolic paraboloid" in a sentence and so I get extra credit in my architectural dweeb account.

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Alan,  Where did you see the Hyperbolic Paraboloid?   And were you eating Pringles at the time?  All I see is some Polyline Solids with holes and arches in them with another polyline solid sitting on top with an oddly shaped hole. I can only see straight lines where the walls join the roof.

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Not quite sure what you are all seeing but with about 10 extra minutes I added the other wall and the Roof.  Not quite perfect and not engineered but proof of concept?  The hole in the polyline solid roof is an advanced spline polyline set to  a 1o segment angle.  

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Nice Chop, but what's really needed, is that with the framing and  structural.

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Thanks Perry,  I think all that would be needed is a few notes or macro's and cross sections detailing rebar placement with an engineers stamp and signature.  Would that be different in a seismic area? 

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