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AR3 "Daylight" Fixtures...
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I just opened an older interior model in AR5 that I last worked on in Acad2004 and AR4.  There are a bunch of AR3 "daylight" fixtures over all the exterior wall openings.  They don't appear in the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Wojtynek Dec 1, 2017.

Delete Unused Materials?
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I typically create new or add ArMaterials (from a library of materials I'm building) to whatever model I'm currently working on.  I change my mind on materials along the way and when I'm finished, I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roy Hirshkowitz Nov 23, 2017.

Adjust Groundcover Color?
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I've gone into the AR5 Plant Editor and created a groundcover.  I've traced the rather intense color of the groundcover to Leaf001.png.  If it referred to a JPG, I suppose I could edit the JPG in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rich Hart Nov 20, 2017.

Material Library "Slides"
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When I loaded AccuRender nXt back in 2011, I remember using a wizard to convert my old AR3 (maybe AR4) MLIBs.  I used to able to search for materials in AR5 and there were "slides" showing the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Wojtynek Nov 21, 2017.

 

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Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion AR3 "Daylight" Fixtures...
"Great!  I'm guessing there's someplace in the AR5 manual or in Al Hart's book that describes solutions like this... True?"
Dec 1, 2017
Peter Milner replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion AR3 "Daylight" Fixtures...
"Put a pane of glass in your window. Assign a clear material to it. Select the pane of glass and in Accurender Object Properties select "Daylight Portal". If you've modelled the pane of glass as a thin surface or region, then also…"
Dec 1, 2017
Steve Wojtynek posted a discussion

AR3 "Daylight" Fixtures...

I just opened an older interior model in AR5 that I last worked on in Acad2004 and AR4.  There are a bunch of AR3 "daylight" fixtures over all the exterior wall openings.  They don't appear in the AR5 Lights list, and they don't appear to doing anything when I render in AR5.  I'm guessing the nXt platform wasn't set up to handle those (for some reason I'd never be able to understand... so don't bother explaining).  What I'd like to know is whether there is something in AR5 that might be called…See More
Nov 30, 2017
Daniel Hargreaves replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Old AccuStudio Libraries Available?
"I've posted the AccuStudio Plants version 7.1. It was the last version before the migration to nXt. You can download the PLIB & Materials at AccuStudio. http://accustudio.com/exchange/plants/classic-plants"
Nov 29, 2017
Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Old AccuStudio Libraries Available?
"I've got the new .ArPlant files that I think came with the download of that little Plant Editor program.  They're OK, but it would be great to have trees as nice as the ones AccuStudio used to let you download as a .PLIB... especially…"
Nov 29, 2017
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Delete Unused Materials?
"Use AutoCAD's purge command.  The AccuRender materials are just AutoCAD materials with some extra data on them-- they have "accurender" as a prefix. Right click on accurender's material list and select Refresh after this to…"
Nov 23, 2017
Steve Wojtynek posted a discussion

Delete Unused Materials?

I typically create new or add ArMaterials (from a library of materials I'm building) to whatever model I'm currently working on.  I change my mind on materials along the way and when I'm finished, I typically have about twice as many materials than the ones that are actually assigned to layer names in the model.  Is there a way to "purge" unused materials along the way or when finished?See More
Nov 23, 2017
Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"Figured it out...  I went into Windows File Explorer and double-clicked on one of the PDF icons with an ArMaterial name underneath.  Windows told me it didn't have a program assigned to open that file format, so I browsed to…"
Nov 21, 2017
Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"Nope... Rebooted a bunch of times since "successful REGSVR32".  Large, Medium, and Small Icon Views all show PDF icons with the names of the ArMaterials underneath.  The AR5 installation on my old computer (that died) worked…"
Nov 21, 2017
Rich Hart replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"Try switching the View to something like Large Icons: I've also had people say they've had to reboot before the change took effect. Try that."
Nov 20, 2017
Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"It says it was successful... but I still don't have images in the browser.  See attached images of successful "regsvr32" and "___.ArMaterial" listings in browser window (accessed via AR5)."
Nov 20, 2017
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"It doesn't look like you're running cmd.exe as an Administrator. To do this: Go to Task Manager and select File->Run new task Check the box which says "Create this task with administrative privileges." Type "cmd"…"
Nov 20, 2017
Steve Wojtynek replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"Same error message...  Here's what I typed..."
Nov 20, 2017
Rich Hart replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Adjust Groundcover Color?
"I don't see any way to edit the saturation for a leaf in the Plant Editor. It looks like you will have to do it in PhotoShop."
Nov 20, 2017
Rich Hart replied to Steve Wojtynek's discussion Material Library "Slides"
"Are you able to open a command prompt as an administrator, and migrate to: C:\Program Files\AccuRender nXt And type in the command: reg_thumb.bat, as below: That works for me to register the dll. I see: Or do you get that same error message?"
Nov 20, 2017
Steve Wojtynek posted a discussion

Adjust Groundcover Color?

I've gone into the AR5 Plant Editor and created a groundcover.  I've traced the rather intense color of the groundcover to Leaf001.png.  If it referred to a JPG, I suppose I could edit the JPG in Photoshop to cut the color saturation back.  Is there a way to change the color saturation of the Leaf PNGs in the Plant Editor? See More
Nov 19, 2017

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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Not yet.  It's not quite like that-- where you can offload certain portions.  It's more like an all or nothing proposition."
Friday
George Ioannidis replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Thank you Roy. The more physical based effects nXt has, the more realistic pictures it will compute. All of those need a lot of computing power under (or on top of) our desks though. Are you doing any move to engage GPUs on rendering process in nXt?…"
Oct 11
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Most are using nVidia's stuff for denoising-- it's pretty impressive. They are reflective caustics which you get automatically in the new engine-- yes, I think they come from sunlight striking the chair bases.  They should be pretty…"
Oct 11
George Ioannidis replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Nice! Many path renderers are introducing denoising features with good results. I have a question on those images Roy: the bright elliptical spots on the wall between the two windows are reflection caustics from highly reflective surface on the…"
Oct 11
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"I've been experimenting with nVidia's denoiser (requires one of their GPUs) in the new Image Editor.  Very promising-- here's regular and denoised.  Click on each image to see it full size:"
Oct 10
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"I'm experimenting with nVidia's denoiser-- requires one of their GPUs.  Here's the original and denoised in the new Image Editor:"
Oct 10
Peter Milner replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Thanks for looking into this Roy, I'll do a few tests of my own."
Oct 8
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Peter Milner's discussion Frosted glass
"Looks like the Thin switch isn't being used?  Ignore that part: I substituted Sandpaper bump (strength = 0.2) for roughness in the acrylic material.  These are using the hybrid engine:"
Oct 8

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