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4hotshoes
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Two related questions:

I have a mountainous terrain that someone else created. It is set to show a solid body but its not. The screenshots show my settings. What needs to change to get it to show? I am concerned about experimenting on this file with out advice. Thanks

 

Also, the Site is on a Site Story, which is several stories below the project zero story (Main Level). If I adjust any other story settings, will that move the mesh? Is it a matter of watching the project zero for the mesh?

 

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Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

There is no need to change the reference plane. You just need to make sure your skirt height goes down far enough the encompass your lowest node. I have gotten rogue zero nodes when directly using contour data from some sources before...

 

 

 

Ling.

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Solution

In you image, you currently have a skirt height of 800".

That needs to be larger than the height from the reference plane to the lowest node on the mesh.

 

Barry.


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Gerald Hoffman
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Hi Tod,

The blue square is you reference plane for the mesh. A large part of the mesh is below the reference plane. Are the values for the contours below the. plane set as negative numbers. It is possible this is your problem. I always build the mesh to make sure it is all above the reference plane, so all values positive.

On the second question it really doesn't matter where you keep the mesh. I usually put it below my foundation story. Your reference plane can be be set to whatever distance from project zero (Main Floor?) required.

Gerald
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Any thoughts on an easy way to make all the mesh points positive?

Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

AC23 and AC24 Mac MacBook Pro 15", 2019, 2.3 GHz i9, 32GB, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 500GB SSD, 32" Samsung Display (2560x1440)

Solution
Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

There is no need to change the reference plane. You just need to make sure your skirt height goes down far enough the encompass your lowest node. I have gotten rogue zero nodes when directly using contour data from some sources before...

 

 

 

Ling.

AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

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Is the skirt height from the reference plane or the highest node to the lowest? Because I did increase it without effect.

Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

AC23 and AC24 Mac MacBook Pro 15", 2019, 2.3 GHz i9, 32GB, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 500GB SSD, 32" Samsung Display (2560x1440)

Solution

In you image, you currently have a skirt height of 800".

That needs to be larger than the height from the reference plane to the lowest node on the mesh.

 

Barry.


One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 25
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Dell Precision 3510 - i7 6820HQ @ 2.70GHz, 16GB RAM, AMD FirePro W5130M, Windows 10

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Lingwisyer
Virtuoso

Reference plane. So your contour interval is 5 feet or less? If it is more than 5 feet, your skirt of 800" is not enough.

AC18-23 AUS 7000
Self-taught, bend it till it breaks.
Win10 | E5620 x 2 | 24GB | K2200

Thanks for pointing that out. I was looking at it with the wrong units.

Todd Oeftger
Ligature Studio

AC23 and AC24 Mac MacBook Pro 15", 2019, 2.3 GHz i9, 32GB, Radeon Pro 560X 4GB, 500GB SSD, 32" Samsung Display (2560x1440)

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