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Anyone had this happen? I thought I had painted a color on a library object (without knowing it) but I can't get the strange (grayish) color to go away. I checked the symbol, etc., (a tub shower from the library) it is supposed to be white in the object DBX, and is to some degree. The strange color has also bled into part of a near by door.. no matter what render style I use it shows up?
I thought it was a shadow, but no matter which way I move the camera it is still there. Video card? But this is the only item / time it has happened.
YARBRO RESIDENCE ADDITION ROOF OPTION 2.zip
Setting up my template plan for the next project to start as soon as I complete the CD's on the current job. The client wants to add a two bed home for his dad and mom to live on his property in their own home. I don't need to model the interior of the Existing home, in order to draw the new home, however; both code and the HOA want to see the new home in relationship to the Existing home, roof plan, side walks, drives, minimum 4 exterior elevations to show (architectural integrity etc.) so the new home is in keeping with the existing homes exterior architecture. I know of course to set up all my defaults for this project before I draw the first wall. I need to set up (the terrain I think in this case) any new wall type that I don't already have available in my wall type menu. The HOA wants the roof line, fascia design and elevation to match the existing as close as possible. The short story is I need to get the terrain elevations correct, and draw the existing home's exterior and once that is all in good order, design the new home.
After reading the help files on this particular operation, the implication is (I should draw this as if it were being placed in a subdivision?)
I need to then export the existing home out of X11 as a 3D symbol, and then import it into the terrain / plan of the new home in order to show the proper relationship. The client wants the elevation of the slab of the new home set at the same elevation as that of the existing home. There is an approx. 3 to 4 foot slope down hill from the existing to the new home (the new will have to be on a raised foundation). So importing the existing home into the new plan as a 3D symbol, doesn't really help me understand how to show the plan of the Existing Home (Roof plan / exterior walls) drives and walks without actually drawing it in the same plan as the new home. Am I wrong here? Won't what ever I draw or change if I draw the existing home in the same plan as the new, won't the changes I make drawing the new home affect the Existing Home as well? I have other questions I will post in a new thread.
Continuing to work on my plan, and suddenly an object appears in the 3D render view? It hadn't showed up until today. I've been working on the lay in ceiling grid and thought it might be some grid sticking out to the wall, but when looking at a cross section it appears to be on an angle like maybe a window sill. There isn't a window in that location. I look at the 3rd floor (attic level) nothing even slightly appears to be there.
Orphanos Foundation Renovations option 1 dormer fix by steve.zip
On the current project modeling the as-built exterior, there are several raised planting beds, with different top of wall, elevations. One on each side of the porch same height as the porch I built them with walls but had to build them on the foundation level, for them to show correctly on level one.
I attempted to do the others the same way (using the wall type I created for the porch) but When they butt to the building walls, it causes the building walls to separate horizontally and the only way to repair the gap is to pull the walls away.
So I deleted the set of lower raised beds built with walls, and used the straight terrain retaining wall tool (the one that lets the wall set on the terrain) in stead, so I could draw each of the other two beds (one is 42" high, the one between it and the porch is only 32" high) and not affect the building walls or porch. This worked fine as they do not cause the building walls to separate, however; when I draw the 32" high retaining wall between the 42" high retaining wall on the left, and the Porch, on the right; the wall height jumps up from 32" to match the 42" height of the other Raise bed on the left.
The 32" high wall isn't affect by the Raised bed at the porch on the right, (I guess because I didn't draw the porch flower bed with retaining walls).
What is the best way to model raise beds that have differing top of wall heights and yet connect to each other? I have done the search for raised beds, terrain features etc.
Orphanos Foundation Renovations option 2.zip