• podcast 195 – 3D Viewing Changes in Vectorworks 2015

    Vectorworks 2015 has combined some of the 3D viewing settings to make them easier to locate. It also introduced an ability to choose your default 3D rendering and projection. When I’m using Vectorworks 2015, I like to set my 3D rendering to OpenGL and my projection to Perspective. I find…

  • Vectorworks Tip #144 – Visualization – Lit Fog

    Vectorworks has the ability to show the strings of light coming into the building. This ability is a preference called Lit Fog. You’ll find Lit Fog in the preferences for the environmental lighting and it adds a beautiful quality of light. Use this to improve the quality of your renderings.

  • Vectorworks Tip #140 – Visualization – Visualization palette

    The Visualization palette shows the lights that are in the current scene, and if a viewport is selected, the Visualization palette shows the lights that are in the viewport. This allows you to edit light, shadows, the intensity of the light, etc. in this viewport, without affecting the¬†lighting in other…

  • Vectorworks Tip #132 – Visualization- Animationworks – Create Moving Object

    Unlike the standard Vectorworks animation, Animationworks allows you to create moving objects inside your Vectorworks files. This means that you can create a walk-through movie where objects move as you walk through. There are several options for this. The first option is when you get an object to move along…

  • Vectorworks Tip #129 – 3D Modelling – Extract Tool – Faces

    I use the Extract Tool to extract the faces of 3D models. You can then use the extracted face to apply planar graphics. In this image you can see that I have applied hatching to the walls and roof of the building. This is using the extract face option from…

  • Vectorworks Tip #128 – Visualization – Animationworks – Use Multiple Cameras

    One of the things that I really like about Animationworks is the ability to use multiple cameras along the path. This allows you to set some cameras that look along the path and some cameras the focus on a particular point. For example, you could create a walk through of…

  • Vectorworks Tip #124 – Visualization – Animationworks

    Create animation – Animationworks. For really top quality animations in Vectorworks, try the Animationworks suite of plug-ins. The best feature is the ability to create a 3D path and have the camera follow the path. This makes it much easier to create smooth walkthroughs where you want to turn corners,…

  • Vectorworks Tip #116 – Visualization – Create Animation – Orbit point

    Create Animation – Orbit point. The easiest way to create an animation is to create an Orbit Point animation. First, set the view, then choose the animation options for the duration and angle. If you have never made an animation in Vectorworks before, try this one, it’s almost impossible to…

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