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Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
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I've created blocks of kitchen cabinets consisting of: cabinet, counter top and sink with faucet.Cabinet is on "0" layer so I can load it to different layers as needed, Counter top and sink are on…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Austin Mar 4, 2014.

How do I get More Image Less Background
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I've been doing a series of package renderings for a client & I need fairly hi-res. However I'm finding that I get a massive amount of background with my image a "postage stamp" subject.Is there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Jun 18, 2012.

What is the NXT Animation Process ?
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I keep getting an "Unhandled" error message when I try to create an animation via Nxt Walk through. Is it necessary to use Co-Motion to create animation in Nxt ?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Jun 13, 2011.

Decals on Irregular shapes
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What is the best way to put a decal on an hour-glass shape?Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Austin Mar 2, 2011.

 

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David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Okay- Think I may have figured it out. There are 2-downloads for NXT 64.I originally used the first one listed. I just switched and installed the Second for "older" versions now things are working correctly. Sorry of the trouble!Cheers!"
Mar 4, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"I can't reproduce your problem here anymore after correcting the faucet. I'm on nXT v331 and Autocad 2014."
Mar 4, 2014
David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Yup- I tried that too. I ran same "test" with brand new cabinet & top with no faucet. In the newest version of Nxt - I can't get "Apply to Layer" to work on blocks. I will work on anything I create new in that drawing.…"
Mar 4, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"I went back to your original file and tried just deleting (and purging) the faucet. Without doing anything else, the file renders just fine as you would expect. I do get an error everytime I load the model with that faucet. Something about…"
Mar 4, 2014
David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Roy- I've tried every which way -re-drawing, redefining, removing materials from object and Still having issues assigning materials by layer. I re-installed previous version of Nxt-- All my cabinet blocks that I had to assign material by…"
Mar 2, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Glad that file works for you. I didn't see the assigned materials by object that Roy is seeing. Although I did 'remove' material assignments as a precaution as Roy mentioned."
Feb 17, 2014
David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Okay- Your file works as it should. Hmmm... Not sure whats going on with mine."
Feb 17, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"sb36"
Feb 17, 2014
David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Garret - Did you up load a file? I've tried what you suggested, copied individual elements one at a time, copied entire drawing, with no luck."
Feb 17, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"David, try out the file I made on your end. As mentioned, I just copy and pasted the elements into a new file and it worked just fine."
Feb 17, 2014
David Austin replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Still have same issue even after following suggestions.My little cabinet is not a 3-rd party item-I built the file from scratch in AutoCad 2010. I followed your suggestion- went to original file, removed materials from objects- copied file into…"
Feb 16, 2014
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"This model has Autocad materials attached to it by object.  This is particularly true of the layer 0 stuff (cabinet fronts, etc.), but may be true of other parts of the model as well.  You probably didn't do this-- we see a lot of…"
Feb 16, 2014
Garret Diduck replied to David Austin's discussion Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer
"Something definitely has gone wrong in that file! I couldn't get it to work either. I did get it to cooperate after I copied and pasted it a new file. It worked just as you would expect at that point.  "
Feb 14, 2014
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Block objects Not accepting Materials by layer

I've created blocks of kitchen cabinets consisting of: cabinet, counter top and sink with faucet.Cabinet is on "0" layer so I can load it to different layers as needed, Counter top and sink are on their own layers. Everything renders fine in original drawing and after I "block" it. When I import block into new drawing- and assign materials to layers only faucet renders in correct material everything else come out white. If I explode block - it still renders as white. I can go back in and attach…See More
Feb 14, 2014
David Austin replied to roberto sacchetti's discussion Animazioni 3D Slide Show
"Okay- That might be the "missing" link. I was selecting all the image. I knew it would b a simple thing. Thanks- dDave"
Dec 14, 2012
David Austin replied to roberto sacchetti's discussion Animazioni 3D Slide Show
"Roy- Is there a step by step for Bink to compile images from a slide show? Been looking through FAQs and "Help" on the Bink site but can't figure out how to assemble image. Appreciate your help. Dave "
Dec 14, 2012

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Cesar Montero posted a discussion

USING THE TRIAL VERSION BUT CRASHES WHEN I OPEN MORE THAN TWO DRAWINGS

Hello,I've been using the trial version at work but it crashes when I have more than 2 drawings opened in Auto cad while running a rendering. Is anybody having the same issue? I'd like to know if it is a nxt issue before buying the original.Thanks,CesarSee More
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Judith Klein replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Hi Roy, is it possibel to send me the file in Version 2007? Best regards, Judith."
Wednesday
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"I've looked pretty closely and haven't been able to find anything wrong with the drawings or the algorithms.  It's definitely having trouble with the lighting in this model-- I did the following: Changed the beam angle on the…"
Tuesday
Alfons Akamp replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Da bin ich mal gespannt. wa da heraus kommt."
Sep 17
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"It's not a units issue, they're ok. I'll let you know soon what I've found."
Sep 16
Judith Klein replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Hi Thorsten, Ich habe DDUNITS eingegeben und da sieht man, dass die Einstellung in mm ist. Wenn ich dann ein Licht einfüge, kann ich nicht sehen, was das für eine Einheit ist. Deswegen versteh ich nicht, was ich da und wo ich da was…"
Sep 16
Thorsten Hedrich replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Hi Judith, soviel ich verstehe, meint Roy einfach nachzuprüfen, ob die Einheiten, mit denen die Lichtquellen eingefügt werden (mm,cm,m,inches...) auch den verwendeten Einheiten in Deiner AutoCad Zeichnung entsprechen. Dazu einfach in der…"
Sep 16
Judith Klein replied to Judith Klein's discussion NXT Settings - Was ist das? - what´s that?
"Hi Roy, maybe my english isn´t well enough because I don´t know what you mean with "use the _DDUNITS command.  Make sure the insertion scale matches the actual units in your model."  My Settings in ACAD are…"
Sep 16

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