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Anonymous
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how could i select more than one lights and change the settings just one time for all?
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Djordje
Advisor
otylyka wrote:
how could i select more than one lights and change the settings just one time for all?
You can't.

BUT - you can, by editing the DB file in the text editor. There was a tip by a French user on the old Talk, it probably can be found on the eScribe.
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
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if you press CTRL in artlantis (in the creating new light window )the next light created will have the same settings with the previous
P.S. if you want to activate the special menu in artlantis you must do this :
in edit shaders menu window keep press SHIFT and in the same time type the next text

((EXPERT)
and you will see a most complex shader editing menu
to activate another special hidden shader menu you can
tipe a second command

((MNSHADER)

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Djordje wrote:
otylyka wrote:
how could i select more than one lights and change the settings just one time for all?
You can't.

BUT - you can, by editing the DB file in the text editor. There was a tip by a French user on the old Talk, it probably can be found on the eScribe.
It might even be found from a non-French user ...but perhaps I repeated his/her tip. Of course, with 4.5, Artlantis no longer uses the OPT/DB combination - both of which can be edited in a text editor - but the single ATL file (which is still editable).

Editing is one way to revise lots of things at once; I've only had to do it on one project quite some time ago.

Karl
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.5, iMac Pro

Anonymous
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the dificulty to set lights in artlantis is one of the major weakness of this program for an interior presentation i put a lot
of lights manual to give accents on volumes and i missing the hidden continous neon light between to ceilings levels to create
indirect ilumination

Anonymous
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archibaldo wrote:
P.S. if you want to activate the special menu in artlantis you must do this :
in edit shaders menu window keep press SHIFT and in the same time type the next text

((EXPERT)
and you will see a most complex shader editing menu
to activate another special hidden shader menu you can
tipe a second command

((MNSHADER)

I'm obviously missing something somewhere: could you explain it again for a moron?

Thomas Holm
Booster
A small tip: To edit the huge Artlantis .db or .atl files, you need a text editor that can swallow huge files and perform fast searches without changing anything that's not to be changed, On the Mac I recommend BBedit. The freeware Lite version will do.

Thomas
AC4.1-AC24SWE-25INT; OSX11.5; MP5,1+MBP16,1

Karl Ottenstein
Moderator
Shaun wrote:
I'm obviously missing something somewhere: could you explain it again for a moron?
Only for the Italian-speaking ones. 😉

http://www.archiradar.com/eng/relatedsw/Artlantis/Artlantis-menunascosto.htm

Ciao
Karl

PS For the rest of us, http://babelfish.altavista.com sort of translates (paste in the url from above) ... but the Italian is almost easier! The English translation is pretty amusing anyway.
One of the forum moderators   •   AC 25 USA and earlier   •   MacOS 11.6.5, iMac Pro

Djordje
Advisor
Karl wrote:
It might even be found from a non-French user ...but perhaps I repeated his/her tip.
... and the URL is ... ?
Djordje



ArchiCAD since 4.55 ... 1995
HP Omen

Anonymous
Not applicable
Djordje wrote:
otylyka wrote:
how could i select more than one lights and change the settings just one time for all?
You can't.

BUT - you can, by editing the DB file in the text editor. There was a tip by a French user on the old Talk, it probably can be found on the eScribe.

How can i do it?

Anonymous
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be carefull NOT to edit in the text processor (uedit.32) even the
artlantis.exe file or TXTEXTENSION file
BY THE WAY TODAY YOU HAVE JUMP BETWEEN Art*lantis 4.0
TO Art*lantis 4.5
CONGRATULATIONS
EDITING THE LIGHTS IS SIMPLE :
RENAME THE PREFFERED LIGHT TO EASY REMEMBER OPEN THE SAVED FILE LIKE A TEXT FILE WITH A TEXT EDITOR FIND THE LIGHT AN HIS SETTING COPY AND PASTE THE SETTINGS TO ALL LIGHTS IN THE FILE

Anonymous
Not applicable
archibaldo wrote:
if you press CTRL in artlantis (in the creating new light window )the next light created will have the same settings with the previous
P.S. if you want to activate the special menu in artlantis you must do this :
in edit shaders menu window keep press SHIFT and in the same time type the next text

((EXPERT)
and you will see a most complex shader editing menu
to activate another special hidden shader menu you can
tipe a second command

((MNSHADER)
Good tip,

The first ((expert) worked the second one didn't. How does that one work?

Virtus

Jacek
Participant
archibaldo wrote:
be carefull NOT to edit in the text processor (uedit.32) even the
artlantis.exe file or TXTEXTENSION file
Archibaldo,
a little off topic, but I can't help noticing - you must work out a lot...
Jacek
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