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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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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Ah-- sorry, I didn't read your message carefully.  I downloaded your jpg and used Gimp to create a png with alpha.  I selected the white using a magic wand selection tool, added an alpha channel to the image, and used their…"
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Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"My question was more basic than that. I don't actually know how to create and use alpha channels. So in AR Studio, how do I achieve this result using a decal?"
7 hours ago
Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"If you mean, "how would a conversion program work?", the answer is any way we like.  We could run an automatic conversion on all the legacy decals in the model and replace color with alpha masking.  We could also create an…"
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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Thanks-- that's a bug."
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Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"That's very kind of you to offer, though it would still mean opening thousands of CAD blocks and saving them in the new format. Just so that I understand the process, how would I convert this jpg file to contain the correct alpha channel? and…"
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Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"I think the model should load automatically. If you try to import a material before loading the model, you get an unhandled exception:"
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Roy Hirshkowitz replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"I'm happy to write a tool that converts those..."
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Peter Milner replied to Roy Hirshkowitz's discussion AccuRender Studio
"Yes, it's just a bit of a pain with all the legacy data I'm working with - thousands of CAD blocks that have decals with colour masking."
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