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  2. Allow the selection of multiple objects / group, select Edit Axes, and change to Center of Gravity, etc.
  3. Des

    Views Group

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  5. allanjl

    Views Group

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  6. Gary

    Views Group

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  7. ZTEK

    Views Group

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  8. Chris lund

    Views Group

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  9. Chris lund

    New material naming

    I don't see any reason why this couldn't be done. Will just have to see what the API offers. If it is as complete as the old, seems reasonable. I could also have it turn on the direction of the "Delta" segment/s to show the direction of the movement/s. This way, I wouldn't have to change the colors/materials of the original work. (I am assuming, you did that for illustration purposes) ¢£
  10. setz

    New material naming

    Yes, as an option, although most times it would be useful to insure that they absolutely snapped to a grid. What I was describing was a way of highlighting segments that were quantized in a way that was not desired, for example, in the image below the blue line is the original unsnapped imported object. The grey line is the intended result, but the orange line is the actual result of quantizing. The orange line has it's segments ≠90˚ so the plugin would identify this condition and draw a (red) line from the corner point of the blue to the corner point of the orange signifying that an "undesirable" condition has been created. This would be a way of identifying issue conditions for further attention. This is illustrated in 2D but would be similar in 3D objects as well.
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  12. cearch

    Views Group

    Hi, I think it would be great if we could group Views in the same way that we can group Layers or Materials - eg lots of exterior, interior, bedroom, bathroom group etc, thanks, Chris
  13. johnalexander1571

    Example Images

    Oh yeah, the other number one trick I used on this was to create a sphere that surrounds the scene, then map an industrial HDRI to the inside of it. This causes the reflections on the metal to come from this rather than a single colored background. Also, this allows my VRay point lights to bounce around inside the sphere and on my scene making it look better. I have to keep turning this on and off as I work, but I put it on a layer and it's not too bad. I don't use the HDRI for the light sources at all, however. I go ahead and light with spheres to get the more dramatic effect I really want. I add VRay sphere lights like crazy to get the effects I want because as Andrew notes, lots of lights seem to render quite quickly.
  14. johnalexander1571

    Example Images

    Actually, the setting I used for this render are mostly the default settings. I did turn on AO, but I have not seen the effect in my renders. I set the depth of field distance in inches to where I wanted the clear portion of the image. Quality was .005 to get the noise free depth of field. Chromatic aberration is a little trick I ran into recently trying to learn more about mimicking photos. Sometimes, (I am not sure under what conditions yet) cameras displace the red, blue, and green channels. I saw a tutorial on YouTube where the presenter used the Lens Correction in Photoshop to offset the three channels from each other. I just drag the sliders a little bit off center.
  15. Andrew West

    Example Images

    Very nice image and effect. Could you share your settings on this for everyone else? Thanks
  16. allanjl

    Example Images

    Cool! I'll look that up.
  17. Chris lund

    New material naming

    So, if the points are not on the grid, but compose a 90º angle between them, then ignore?
  18. setz

    New material naming

    One suggestion re adding circles to identify moved points, perhaps just a segment between the two point's locations who's direction points from the location of the old point to the new point, these segments could all be joined into one object making it easier to delete from the objects list later and preventing some ungodly number of single segment objects from being created. Could be created on a new layer as well. And the old object could also be retained as in: Keep, Ghost, Delete. Also also, points could be identified when their adjoining segments don't comprise of a defined angle increment, say 30% is selected, all points whose adjacent segment's angles don't measure 30,60,90,120,150,180,210,240,270,300,330 would be identified, or if 90% is selected, all points whose adjacent segment's angles don't measure 90,180,270 would be identified. And segments with angles of 0 would be identified as well. Just musing...Cheers!
  19. setz

    New material naming

    Wow, that would be a supercool, supertool plug-in. Cheers! 👏
  20. johnalexander1571

    Example Images

    One I just finished last week. Learned about chromatic aberration on this one.
  21. Bo Atkinson

    Mac/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor

    Yes that seemed to fix a similar glitch, some years ago, but not today. Thanks and here are some details: High Sierra 10.13.6 ~ Sys Prefs: What? “No Device Found” Is my SpaceNavigator too old for recognition? Copy-Pasted from Sys Prefs About this Mac: SpaceNavigator: Product ID: 0xc626 Vendor ID: 0x046d (Logitech Inc.) Version: 4.04 Speed: Up to 1.5 Mb/sec Manufacturer: 3Dconnexion Location ID: 0x5d100000 / 1 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 100 Extra Operating Current (mA): 0 My guess is this is an example of “upgrading-out-of-control” where there are too many devices, too many PC OS issues, too many product vintages, and so the old adage: “if it ain’t broke, don’t upgrade” (until you decide to buy every product all at the same vintage, all from one vendor who will keep it going, 😉 (Thus we would trash the world ecologically because electronics waste is actually not recycle -able, ask your junk dealer.)
  22. allanjl

    Example Images

    Very nice Andrew. I suppose the image you posted is also done in the way they've asked you. Very well lit, no strong shadows. Real estate purposes. Below is my design for a custom home. Thankfully, I'm not required to light up the building the same way. I like to render with strong shadows to show the three dimensional quality of the design, and the end user is fine with it.
  23. Mike_Concentric

    Mac/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor

    I've had this problem before; try unplugging then replugging the USB. I hope that helps.
  24. My 2012 MacPro/ Sierra/ 3d Connexion moves the mouse cursor only, despite reinstalling the driver 3 times. I saw no option to uninstall connexion. (I've ignored this important tool for over a year due to other work than 3d). Any insight would be welcome as I have time for 3d, (finally). The main problem is the absence of 3D Connexion in the device check list of SysPrefs/Security/Privacy
  25. Andrew West

    Example Images

    Nice images. How are you applying the decals? More examples will hopefully help build our little community. Here is one of mine. The nice thing about this image is that no matter how many lights I throw in the mix it still renders fairly quickly.
  26. rmulley

    Example Images

    Been quiet in here lately....
  27. SJD

    Vray

    thanks Justin I think I'll definitely be giving Vray a go
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