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VECTORWORKS : superpostion in 3D, transparent walls, display unreadable

I have a problem to display my 3D project on vectorworks. The walls are like hollow and transparent (image 1, transparent walls), and the whole becomes very diffcult to read and understand, as you can ...
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Compiling NOAA WAVEWATCH III got error in Ubuntu

I'm trying to compile the NOAA WW3 model and every time I try to execute w3_make file, I get this message: ***************************** *** WAVEWATCH III make ***...
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3D Model .fbx to .gftl conversion

I am unable to convert my 3D object file, created on 3d max, into gftl format? Actually, while trying to convert, the material of the .fbx or .obj files is not reflected in the .gftl format?
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Alternative to Autohotkey to Middle click and drag on a trackpad with Windows 10?

I have a typical 2017 Ultrabook, the Yoga 910. It has a trackpad with no separate buttons; bottom left portion of the trackpad is left click, bottom right is right click. There is no region of the ...
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How to view a .WRL file?

I need to open a .WRL file on either Ubuntu 16.04 or Windows 10. Does anyone know how to do this? Cortana3D doesn't seem to work, and I cant find anything for ubuntu that doesn't involve building ...
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Do 3Ds Max and other 3D programs use the dedicated graphic card by default, if not specified?

I have the following graphic cards installed on my laptop: Intel (R) HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 2,0 GB GDDR5 dedicated I installed a 3D modelling software (3Ds Max); on the preference ...
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a 3D modeling software runs slowly but my pc is fast: should I format or is it a hardware incompatibility?

I have Windows 10 pro x64 on a high-performance assembled portable workingstation with the features below-> Processor : Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3720QM CPU @ 2.60GHz Memory : 8088MB(1600) Mother Board ...
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Automating converstion of files from .MQO to .OBJ

I have a full folder of .MQO 3D model files that I converted from .DAT 3D model files These files can be imported with the program "Metasequoia 4". I want to import the .MQO file and then export it ...
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Blender Precise Pulling

Hello dear forum friends. So I've been working for with blender and I saw people using numbers to specify how much a part of the model will go out and in. eg. I want to pull a part of the model ...
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How to Export/Extract any 3D model from Google Earth or Google Earth Pro?

Hello im a french student so excuse my use of english. I would like to know if there is a way to export any 3D models from Google Earth except the ones that are available on the 3D Warehouse. I've ...
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How to transfer a texture to a resampled mesh?

I have two OBJ files, which contain a mesh that describes the same shape. One has ~10k vertices, and has texture coordinates. The other has ~5k vertices, and doesn't have texture coordinates. How do ...
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How to convert .OBJ to .CGNS

Working with 3d geometry. I need to convert .OBJ file obtained from maya/3ds max to .CGNS (a really strange format described here). Is there an application that can do this (for windows or ubuntu?)
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Can individual components in assembly mode be edited in Autodesk Inventor?

I'm new to Inventor and still trying to learn how to use it. I created a part (a simple extrusion of a 2"x2" square) that I plan to use in the assembly many times with differing lengths for framing ...
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scanning a print to cad

I have a paper print (blue print for you old guys) that are scaled drawings of wing ribs for a home built airplane. I would like to be able to scan them so I could CNC cut the forming blocks. Most of ...
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Can I create a virtual 3d model of a building from 2 dimensional blueprints on PDF?

I would like to create a 3d model of a building starting from the blue prints. I have tried extensively to draw a model of the building manually in sketchup from google, but I either lack the skills ...
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Using Kinect to measure a building

working as a student trainee I was asked to measure a production hall (and all the machines etc in it) with a laser rangefinder and a folding rule and model it in 3D CAD software (Autodesk Inventor). ...
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graphics card for the 3d modeling program solidworks [closed]

I am building a computer for which I will be required to use the 3d modeling program solidworks. Initially the graphics card I was going was this one. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009LTUC90/ref=...
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CG Modeling - Rhino - TSplines

What are the downsides of using TSplines with Rhino? Are there any as opposed to using Poly Surfaces and NURBS? Pardon the stupid question, but do they render the same way? Are there any ...
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3D Designing programs such as Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D crash on my 64bit Win 7 PC

Google Sketchup, Blender, Wings 3D, Maya and all such programs, whenever started, crash. Google Sketchup produces a bug splat but doesn't say anything specific about the error, Wings 3D and blender ...
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Convert 3D model to video [closed]

I am looking for a free software that I can run via command line under windows to convert a 3D model (stl, ply or 3ds file) into a video format like avi, mpeg or ogv. The object should rotate in the ...
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SketchUp: Weird regions in sketch

I'm using SketchUp 8.0.15158. My sketch has weird regions/lines in it that I can't explain or get rid of. I've redrawn almost the whole thing and the lines persist! See here, highlighted in yellow: ...
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Blender/POV-Ray differences

I am currently following a tutorial for Blender, but came across POV-Ray mentioned as a renderer. After having researched it a bit, i took a look at it's scene description (scripting) language, which ...
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Google Sketchup & 3D printer

Does anyone have experience using Google (now Trimble) Sketchup with a 3D printer. I have seen some blog posts that suggest there are some design steps and file format conversions before the design ...
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3d Software middle mouse and mbp trackpad

So I am trying to learn some 3d modeling and have trouble in the oddest and most inconvenient of places. It looks like all the 3d software out there uses middle mouse click, and middle mouse click and ...
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3ds Max Rendering

Hey I render 36 frames from different angles to PNG files on 3Ds Max 2013 but now I want to hide a model and make it so all the parts its blocking to also become transparent. If you don't understand ...
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How to export Normal Maps from a 3D render program

I am using the Ethanon Engine, wich is a 2.5D engine wich loads the Lightin data from a Normal Map. I am looking for a way to export a normal map from a 3D program(such as Blender). For instance. If ...
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multi-touch for programs that don't support it

I have a touchscreen that I'd like to use with a 3d modeling program. I think that I could be more productive in a 3d environment if I could use touch to navigate in this program but unfortuanatly ...
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Photoshop 3D and Vanishing Point filter: can they work together?

I've stumbled upon Vanishing Point filter completely accidentally. It's a great tool and I logically assumed that it should work with 3D extension of Photoshop, like for example help to align 3D ...
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Blender 2.59 incorrect blending

I'm having problems with blender transparency. I want to create a simple 2d character with the transparent body and transparent eyes on it. All objects should be textured. Here is the image for my ...
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3D modeling software for a home improvement project?

I would like to add an additional bedroom and a sun-room to my house. I am wondering whether there is any 3D modeling software that is easy to use and would allow me to model a part of my current ...
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Viewing multiple 3D file formats in one program

I want a multi-3d-format-file browser. I'm looking for a program that has the following features: Similar to ACDSee or Irfan View which allows browsing files with 3D geometry or files produced by ...
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Making the architecture library of models in 3ds max

I am learning 3ds max with respect to architecture building design. Its my first week of course. I just wanted to is it possible that i can collect various small models of furnitures , utensils , ...
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How to export 3DS files from Maya?

How can I export a mesh and textures to 3DS format from Maya 2011?
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NVIDIA graphics card "performance driver" what is it for? [duplicate]

I saw a computer for 3D modeling (Autocad, 3DsMax, Sketchup, etc) which has an NVIDIA graphics card on it. The computer had several "NVIDIA Performance Drivers" installed on it, including one ...
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How come transparency in textures appears as white in 3ds Max?

I have downloaded a free tree palm model that came with textures and a preview image. In the preview image the tree looks fine, but when I have deployed the textures to my scene, the leaves look green ...
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3D modeling: any production-quality GPU renderers out there?

Are there stable and production-quality renderers out there, which use the GPU? (I mean pluggable renderes for suits such as 3ds max, Maya, Blender, ...) I am aware that preview functionality often ...
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3D modeling and drawing

I think that a common approach in 3D modeling is to have three different views of the object you want to model, then you start building the main figure, then add details etc. Are there any ...
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Any home design software similar to The Sims 3? [closed]

I tried Sketchup to sketch a home design but I find the controls a bit frustrating. I can sketch 10 times faster in The Sims 3, plus it is nicer to look at. Though the metric system may not be 1:1 ...
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Cinema4D for game development tutorials anyone?

I started to learn Cinema 4D. I've noticed it's really easy to use for motion graphics, but I want to use it for modeling for games/realtime 3d engines. Before I used 3dsmax and it was easy to ...
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How can I convert Solidworks .part files into .3ds files?

I have a program that I want to import some 3D geometry into while keeping the texture from solidworks, unfortunately its SolidWorks import function is broken and they wont be fixing it any time soon. ...
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Add a bitmap to the ground of a Google SketchUp model?

Is it possible to add a bitmap to the floor ground of a Google SketchUp model?
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online 3D modelling software (like sketchup) [duplicate]

I'm at school and I need to use a 3D modelling software for my Tech project, however there current one is quite old and has a steep learning curve. As I'm at school I can't download or install or ...
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Are there any affordable, good parametric modeling applications for OS X?

I've been searching with Google and Bing all morning and haven't found anything. I can't afford a $3000 cad system. I just want an affordable, hobby-level, parametric modeler.
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3D Modeling, Vertex Resolution

I'm looking for the following functionality out of a free, or cheap software. I'm very close using google sketchup but I appear to have hit a snag that nobody on their forums can figure out, so I come ...
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Render a 3D image as a 2D vector image

Is there any software that will take a 3d model (in any format) and allow you to render it as a 2D vector image (preferable as either an .SVG or .PDF)? My intention is to render LEGO building ...
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Programs that import 3ds max files

What programs (other than 3ds max itself) can import and render a 3ds max file? I'd prefer a program that is free or open source if it exists.
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3ds max "flatten"/group move vertices

How can I move selection of vertices to a specific point/line. I have a diagonal line of vertices, however I'd like to make them flat ( parallel to the x axis) if I select the group of vertices and ...
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3D Modeling Program That Exports 3DS Animation

I am looking for a list of 3D modeling programs(preferably open source) that supports exports of animations in the 3DS file format. I have tried Blender, but it does not seem to support this feature(...
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What's a good linux program to make a depth map or 3d plane from a csv file of coordinates?

The title just about says it all...I have a list of evenly-spaced points in a csv file like this: x,y,z 5,3,3.2 5,6,4.3 5,9,5.4 10,3,4 10,6,3.8 10,9,3.6 15,3,4.8 15,6,4 15,9,3.5 And I need a depth ...
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How do I match the camera from Cinema4D into Blender?

I need to match the camera settings in Blender to the ones from a Cinema4D scene. The main settings I need to apply to the Blender camera are: Focal Length, Aperture Width and Field Of View. I'm ...
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