gZax wrote:How can I create this in the same view as the section that I already have ? As for a background, I was going to place the section on a sheet, then use Illustrator/Photoshop to add context and colour etc. whilst maintaining the same section view produced by ArchiCAD. ( so something similar to my first post attachment ) Is it ' normal ' for the section to take around 10 minutes to update too ?
Maybe you want to try an LWorks rendering with soft shadows brought to scale as a background to your Section drawing which has to have no fills for uncut elements.
NStocks wrote:Well the reason you're having so much difficulty duplicating that effect in ArchiCAD is because it is a fake effect; i.e. unless all those rooms are the same depth from the cut line, there's no way the shadows will look lined up like that.
I want to achieve a section ' render ' to look something like the attached image ( from a book ). I've altered many, many settings in my section settings but I can't get the same look...I've tried changing the wall colour, vertical sun shadow settings etc. Also, my section takes around 10 minutes to update, even if I just change one line for example, similarly it takes around 10 minutes to update on the layout book, is this normal ?
NStocks wrote:That's a great improvement over the previous images. I see you're getting the hang of it.
Those images are amazing ! I've been working on my sections for a long time now and I'm just about to add some elements in Illustrator/Photoshop such as sky and figures ( I have to show my building in context, but it's only surrounded by other buildings )
Did you use ArchiCAD to get the fill in the windows to actually look reflective ? Below is what I'm working on right now, I'm just adding a vector ' cloud' in Illustrator and some simple figures/ human silhouettes because there's not much I can add in terms of terrain as it's just a city centre location.
You've inspired me a great deal... now it's just a shame that my deadline is in 27 hours !