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Plan View in Watercolor Mode?

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Hi Chiefers,

 

Quick question. Is it possible to display plan view in the watercolor mode? So far I can only get watercolor to apply to the 3D views that chief generates.

 

I have a sample of what I am talking about generated with Sketchup imported dwg from a chief file.

 

Chief normal version = Sample 1, sketchup watercolor = sample 2

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You could get pretty close. 

  Perspective Full Overview / Cross Section Slider  / Watercolor with Line Drawing on Top

 

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This used a Orthographic camera set directly, centered, with walls and some other vertical things turned off, then layered line (could have been a CAD?), and another for the blue colors.

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Thanks guys for the replies. I have done this already, it achieves close to what we are looking for, but not exactly. There doesn't appear to be a plan view watercolor in chief, only the top down floor plan 3D.

 

PS, MarkMc -  Very cool plan!

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Orthographic Floor Overview...

3D>View Direction>Top View...

Watercolor with Line Drawing rendering mode

 

Easy peasy rice and cheesy

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29 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

Orthographic Floor Overview...

3D>View Direction>Top View...

Watercolor with Line Drawing rendering mode

 

Easy peasy rice and cheesy

 

Actually, as stated above this is not what I am looking for. The 3D perspective changes what is displayed, and I am specifically looking for plan view, not a 3D perspective. The results are very different, especially on large floorplans.

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41 minutes ago, WhistlerBuilder said:

The 3D perspective changes what is displayed

Not with Michael's suggestion. Follow his instructions and try it. It is an "orthographic" view.

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34 minutes ago, Ridge_Runner said:

Not with Michael's suggestion. Follow his instructions and try it. It is an "orthographic" view.

Once again it is close, but it is still displaying a 3D drawing from the top down. It cannot seem to display doors properly which can be VERY CONFUSING for clients.

 

See sample from Sketchup 1278265672_sample2.thumb.jpg.e9846996735563423eb564af8d2eb690.jpg

 

 

 

Vs Ortho - top down from Chief.1956409703_ZoomWatercolorSample.thumb.jpg.a258ca8ccf22647e86bade9b3a3b523e.jpg

 

Also, clicking every door and telling it to display as open in 3D still does not show it properly....

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Sorry,  your original posts didn't really specify all that much criteria.  You have to get creative by using a few extra material regions, p-line solids, and adjusting your layer settings to get a lot closer...

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Or you can create a symbol of your plan, rotate it onto it's side, and take a section view.  Adding the splashes of color that way requires some extra effort though.  Seems like it would be just as easy to keep using Sketchup if you really need that exact look.

 

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The answer, as you have found, is no.

 

There are a couple different options to get close....but no can do with a plan view. 

 

I keep hoping though. That option, along with an actual stair tool and a few other things are why I am still using X8. Not going to upgrade until I get what I want.

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2 hours ago, WhistlerBuilder said:

Once again it is close, but it is still displaying a 3D drawing from the top down. It cannot seem to display doors properly which can be VERY CONFUSING for clients.

 

See sample from Sketchup 1278265672_sample2.thumb.jpg.e9846996735563423eb564af8d2eb690.jpg

 

 

 

Vs Ortho - top down from Chief.1956409703_ZoomWatercolorSample.thumb.jpg.a258ca8ccf22647e86bade9b3a3b523e.jpg

 

Also, clicking every door and telling it to display as open in 3D still does not show it properly....

 

You don't have to click every door individually if that is what you are saying.

Use Match Properties>Is Drawn Closed In 3D to narrow down your selection.

Then you can use the cross section slider to drop the cutting plane so that it goes through the doors. 

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10 minutes ago, glennw said:

use the cross section slider to drop the cutting plane so that it goes through the doors.

 

Yep.  Thanks for the reminder.  I knew there was an easier way I had done that in the past. 

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One problem may be that it doesn't show door swings or any other cad items.

This is a copy of your earlier plan without any fitout, all 3D objects would display when added, but no cad.

So maybe you can't get exactly what you are after, but maybe you can get close.

 

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12 hours ago, WhistlerBuilder said:

Hi Chiefers,

 

Quick question. Is it possible to display plan view in the watercolor mode? So far I can only get watercolor to apply to the 3D views that chief generates.

 

I have a sample of what I am talking about generated with Sketchup imported dwg from a chief file.

 

Chief normal version = Sample 1, sketchup watercolor = sample 2

Sample 1.jpg

sample 2.jpg

And you can use the watercolor technique with line drawing on top

Chief-color-floor-plan-rendering.jpg

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Here's a couple that might be close examples...the bedrooms are with a watercolor, the main floor with a vector view.

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