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  • in reply to: Hope you got your Google Cardboard! #14125
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Conrd,

    I’m at about 18 min with quality 4/5.  It depends on the about of gloss involved , if you are too reduce times.

    In previous post 8 should have been 18.

    One thing to note is you can move from calculating GI to Generate Faces when it says Render Complete . I used to wait for up to 8-10 min watching the program make multiple passes after GI , each time the image quality gets better. Then click Step #2 Generate Faces.

    It seems you do not get any clearer ‘Face Generation’ by waiting.

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    I always add a floor / surface and then water image to create water. Haven’t spent much time on getting it better.

     

    Jack

    in reply to: Hope you got your Google Cardboard! #14118
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Walmart Headset Options

    3d goggles – Walmart.com  

    I can generate 3D Panoramas in less than 18 min (edited from 8),  I take my ‘cheap’ Walmart type Goggles to job site and people can view VR in 3D with cell phone in goggles, on site.

    Or is send link, they it switches from VR Headset to Panorama and you can rotate view on tablet or computer or cell phone, with mouse.

    https://smartenvisioneer.com/panorama?user_id=104&project_id=2020.07.05.16.08.04&view_id=2020.07.05.16.08.04&share_code=u105um

     

    Much better that red green glasses.

    Jack

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    in reply to: Another Envisioneer – Realtime Collaboration #14109
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Try the ground lighting options.  Or Post Lights.

    in reply to: Another Envisioneer – Realtime Collaboration #14102
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Conrad.

    I turn lights off when I generate the skp file for import to Real Time…. unless I want to just see them.

    Then I add lights from Realtime. They don’t really have Interior Lights, but do have ones that allow you do shine in various directions so I use what they have.

    In order to see the lights “ON” , you have to set the time of day to ‘Night’ or Sunset / Sunrise.  They automatically go on.

    When I walk in the Churches portico door, you see the scene turning ‘yellow’. that is the point that I change from Day / to Night time setting and the lights come on. You do end up with that Yellow ambient light through the whole interior walkthrough, but at least the lights are on.

     

    Jack

     

    in reply to: Envisioneer Online Question #14075
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    They have BIM files online. A variety of options both in terms of objects and materials.

    Is that what you mean?  Do you need instructions on how to load to Catalog?

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

    in reply to: Can we get Interior Wall Openings to span a break?? #14065
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Al,

    Give this a try.  My assumption is that the landing is ‘offset’ , so you do not have a full height wall that is wide enough under the landing to insert a door.  The door is falling at the break of the angled wall and the full height landing wall.

    The angled under stair wall must be broken and angled. There are no changes in this method to those steps. Break the wall, set slope as needed. Leave full height section full height.

    Instead of inserting an opening, insert a NICHE. The niche can be set to a shallow depth of maybe 2″. It is sized to be the size of a door, say 36 x 6’8″.  That should span the break.

    Now take a member 2×10 ?  , rotate it to create the angled wall appearance. Select it , right click , select adjust to plane, click on option to set to Degree and something around 41 deg to 43 deg should come close to stair angle. Now elevate it . Assign wall material.

    The NICHE is just a recess in a wall so it has ‘drywall on it’s face. Use that face with the paintbrush to add a wood grain.

    In Interior Accesories under Architectural Details are some Door Knobs you can add to make the door look real.

    In plan view you would have to mess with the 2D lines / adding a swing for document purposes.

    Break / Add Niche / Add Slope by Degree Member /  Paintbrush and Door Knob.

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    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #14049
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    That Strip Light only works if it has a cove in front of it to contain the light.

    Cadsoft produced a LED light. It is on the BIM Catalog page.  Give it a try. I haven’t downloaded it yet.

    https://www.cadsoft.com/bim-catalogs/

    EDIT …. I seems that right now the Catalog is mixed up on that link. The LED light is Closet Accessories and Cl one is the actual LED light.

    Jack

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    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #14045
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    I have ‘off topic syndrome ‘  , very rare, nothing can be done to cure it.

    So, no problem on my end.

     

    Z

    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #14038
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    🙂  Hmm,,,, topic is linear lights /  ways to make in Envisioneer / multiple lights increase render time / bld file transfers intact lights / render time is cut in half with better computer / array copy – elevate can work as good as fixed light source / splitting views into plan and 3D help place lights /  having 2 screens in portrait vs landscape mode is interesting way to adjust views……

    Seems to me that ALL post are on topic . 🙂

    Jack

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    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #13998
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Thanks for the specs offer,  if not too hard to post, i’d like to take a look.

    I’m running Nvidia Geforce GTX 770.

    32 GB Ram.

    1/2 TB SSD  / 3.50 ghz  i7….  best I could afford 4-5 yrs ago.

    Local company has made all mine and they said I could bring it in and they would check it out / quote price on more Ram / new Graphics card.  My guess is for the speed increase vs cost I would get , it would be wise to just buy new.  But I have to check cost vs payback.

    Computers always seem out of date 6 months after buying them.  🙂

    Jack

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    in reply to: Graphic Driver #13992
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Christmas in Feb…..  you are going to have so much fun exploring / testing / learning on a new computer.

    Congrats.

    Jack

    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #13989
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Great Conrad,

    Thanks for testing.  Thanks for specs, I have to upgrade.

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    Did you by chance save the Light Tube from the bld.?  Did that retain all settings and create a light source under the Default section of your light options?

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    In looking at the SDS post of CArch. I see they have added another set of pop up boxes to achieve the rope lights. One of the main complaints I’ve heard about them is the constant  pop ups occurring to do most anything.

    I’ve always said that in Envisioneer ‘Right Click is your Friend’.

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    Anyhow, all that is see from CArch is that they are placing point lights onto a moveable object. Nothing wrong with that.

    But in Envisioneer, instead of going though all the work to make a rope light, buy attaching the Point lights to the Tube Light, and all the various spacing and Z dims I added.

    JUST make one point light. Elevated as needed and do an Array copy of it. If spacing needs to be adjusted, Delete all but one and do Array again. All the other settings , like Intensity, Lums, color and be quickly changed by selecting ONE, then all Similar, make change , done.

    in reply to: eliminate corner of wall #13963
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Kim,

    (edit,,,, I see Conrad already explained this))….

    Corner Window command can be found with right click.

    For starters use a Picture Window, sized as needed. Add one on left and one on right of the corner. Both must be either inside or outside, they cannot be one in and one out.  Right click and use Flip Opening to get them matching.

    Now just left click to select one window, hold shift key select the second, right click with both selected and you will see Create Corner Window.

    Then a pop up will allow you to chose how you want the corner to look.  I selected glass to glass type corner without a corner frame.

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

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    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #13962
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    1024 x 768 for size

    Raytrace Level 4

    Anti-alasing 5

    I never use Level 5, it over triples render times.

    Jack

    in reply to: Linear Light Source II #13952
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Conrad , anyone else.

    Here is the bld of the LED 10′ tube light I made.  I did this is v14 and when imported to v15 all was intact including the settings for the 10′ light .

    The only other new item is a cove that I made from members that runs around perimeter and then the 10′ tube lights are nested within the cove.

    You should be able to go to File / Catalogs / Save Element to Catalog and click on one of the tube lights (they are Green in plan view.) If you want you can do the same for the Cove Member.

    Please let me know how opening / saving to catalog works for you.

    Let me know your Render times, should be just over 3 min including the first 44 sec calculating lighting. My computer is 5 yrs old now, so it would be nice to get times other computers take.

    thanks,

    Jack

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