QualicoreHomes

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Hello, 

Can someone tell me how to fix this.  Every time I get close but not close enough.  I needed to have these dormers open to the floor below so I added a second story and did open to below but now everywhere else in the house it added height to the main floor (I think the floor height of the second floor).  What should I have done differently?   I only need a 8' ceiling. 

Also, I still struggle to get the dormer roof planes to tie in nicely with the main roof.  I watched the videos and am trying the join roof planes function for both the hole in roof and actual ceiling planes.  The plan is to big to add to this post, so will add separate post 

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The extra floor may not have been a good idea but you are almost there on the dormer.  Move the roof plan to the same level as the dormer so you can fix it.  (you can move it back later if you want).  Pull the dormer roof plan back until it is inside of the opening in the roof.  Use the snap tool to seam the opening and the roof plan to each other.  Do this on both sides of each dormer.  Now delete the back wall of the dormer.  It is  forming a room that you do not want.  That should do it.

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Moved the ceiling plane up to the attic after deleting the 2nd floor and attic.

 

Added the 2 outside walls, set as Roof Cuts Wall at bottom, and Attic Wall.

 

Drew in the roof, and fiddled with the ceiling hole a bit.

 

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Thanks a lot for that.  That fixed the living room dormer but the dormer by the entry isn't open to below anymore when I take that back wall out.  Is there another way to have a dormer open to below without creating another floor?

Thanks!!

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I thought to make a "Hole in Ceiling Platform Polyline" but this is the message that keeps popping up.  (I did that in your plan Eric)  (The customer wants to have the front entry open to the dormer)

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It is giving you that error message because you already have a hole there for the dormer.  You can always turn off the flat ceiling of the room below and place a ceiling plan manually.  Eric is right on about getting rid of the second floor.

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Hello, 

Wasn't trying to say he wasn't right :).  I have a lot of respect for the knowledgeable people on this forum :).  Thanks both for your helpful help, I really appreciate it!!

I got it fixed and looking how it is supposed to.  I do want to sneak in a final question yet and that is on the one dormer the hole in the roof had to be on the inside of the walls and on the other on the outside of the walls in order for it to work.  Would there be a reason for that?  Also, there is that wall by the kitchen wall that only goes up 8' like it is supposed to but it doesn't have a cap and on the ceiling or roof there is a opening the size of that wall.  Any hints for that?

 

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Walls don't automatically have caps.  You could place a tall rail wall with a cap or put a psolid on top of what you have.

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2 hours ago, QualicoreHomes said:

and on the ceiling or roof there is a opening the size of that wall.

 

Open the roof plane above and ...

 

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2 hours ago, QualicoreHomes said:

I do want to sneak in a final question yet and that is on the one dormer the hole in the roof had to be on the inside of the walls and on the other on the outside of the walls in order for it to work

 

Because on one, the walls sit on the roof, the dormer over the entrance, the walls continue down.

 

And speaking of those walls, you might check their alignment.

 

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Also consider adjusting Ambient Occlusion -- I prefer about 12%. It will get rid of the dark corners.

 

And try checking Toggle Edge Smoothing When Idle. It will sharpen the image automatically when it's not moving.

 

 

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