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Need some boulders for my project!!

Anonymous
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Hello,

Does AC 17 library have any boulders in it?
I looked for quite a bit tonight and couldn't find any.
I have some boulders that I used on an older project years ago, but I don't trust them.
I know that sounds strange, but I actually saw them move around (shift position) after doing some operation maybe zooming in or changing some layers, can't remember exactly.
If AC17 doesn't have boulders does anyone know of any that I can get
that are reliable library parts?
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Barry Kelly
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What about using the Morph tool.
Make some cubes and union them together so they become one morph.
Then curve and smooth the edges.
This took less than a minute but I am sure you can do better.
Barry.
rocks.jpg

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Anonymous
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Barry,

Wow, that's impressive!
Just upgraded from 15 to 17 a couple of weeks ago and took a look at
the morph tool dialog box yesterday. Not a very intuitive environment here I thought to myself. Guess I better go back and see if I can figure it out. I'm in a crunch to get a working drawing submittal to a HOA which dosen't allow much time for the learning curve.
Was hoping that there would be an improved boulder in the library that I could place and manipulate in the 3d window.

Regards,
Jon

Barry wrote:
What about using the Morph tool.
Make some cubes and union them together so they become one morph.
Then curve and smooth the edges.
This took less than a minute but I am sure you can do better.
Barry.

Aaron Bourgoin
Advisor
whatever jhappened to the random rock object. Racking my brain to remember what it was called, who made it, and where I found it.

Does anyone recall?
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Anonymous
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Aaron,
I believe you are thinking of an object called Rots2
I used them on a job I did in 2008 and the problem with those rocks/bolders was that they would shift around on there own.
I would spend a bunch of time orienting, placing and sizing those rocks
and while I was working on something else, out of the corner of my eye
would see them rearange themselves so that all the time I put into getting
them just right... I never trusted those boulders again.


Aaron wrote:
whatever jhappened to the random rock object. Racking my brain to remember what it was called, who made it, and where I found it.

Does anyone recall?

Aaron Bourgoin
Advisor
Sisyphus! :- D
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Anonymous
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Yup, Sisyphus was in there moving my boulders around.

Aaron wrote:
Sisyphus! :- D

Anonymous
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Here is an boulder object from Roberto Corona:

Anonymous
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And here's Roberto Corona's boulder converted to morph-softened with granite applied.
Thanks Roberto and Andro.
Boulder-3.png

Anonymous
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Someone needs to supply us with a state of the art random, specimen
boulder, generator / object thing....Graphisoft team?

Anonymous
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What about if you search for "random" on BIMcomponents.com.
There are two objects that may match for your requirement.

Aaron Bourgoin
Advisor
I'm going to try a search for "Random" AND "Roof Vent" and see what I come up with. :- D
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JaredBanks
Advocate
This is an old thread, but I thought it'd be handy to add a link to a blog post and video I did on this topic recently:

http://www.shoegnome.com/2015/02/02/an-introduction-to-modeling-rocks-and-boulders-in-archicad/

Pulling in Objects from SketchUp or other file types (maybe via modelport: http://www.shoegnome.com/2015/03/05/modelport/) is another way to go. You might still need to morph them and tweak em, but there are tons of options out there now.

I guess with 19+ you could do some rock point clouds.
Jared Banks, AIA

Archicad blog: www.shoegnome.com
Archicad tutorial videos: https://www.youtube.com/shoegnome

Anonymous
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The only thing MORPH cannot do is accommodate DOORS and WINDOWS otherwise is a magic wang

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