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  1. I thought of that as well but I also thought of rendering them one layer at a time , under the same lights and then superimposing the objects: first render only the electrodes, then the pink stuff, then the blue objects and then combine the photos the condition being that my rendering window must be exactly the same size otherwise their proportions will alter. Is there a way of predefining the size of the rendering window (without rendering everything so use the 'render region' option but have a 400x400 pixels area )? hmm...I'll draw a square in which the ensemble is centered and will be careful not to touch the zoom button while I turn on/off different layers. Ok, this sounds like it might work... so, tomorrow morning I will do just that. No, I'll try it right now!
  2. Hello! In my drawing, the pink object and the blue object are casting their colors on the grey ones; I would like to prevent that from happening so no interference between colors . The color of each object must only be cast toward the viewer and not on each other. Can that be done (without moving the lights)? Thank you! cadtut.dwg
  3. Hello, again! I could not solve the mixing of reflexions so please help me: on the two electrodes I get pink and blue. How ho i turn it off? in other words, I want the objects to cast their light only to the viewer and not on one another: the pink object and the blue panels must not cast their color on the electrodes but only to the viewer. So no color interferences. Can that be done? Thank you! cadtut.dwg
  4. Having read this http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?33785-Why-oh-why-can-t-I-turn-on-the-sky I turned the sky and Sun on and got a very dark image. I had changed my background to white because I wanted to save the rendered region image (saveimg) and print it on paper. Now, with sky and Sun on , using perspective view, everything is very dark; not much is understood from the picture. It would be nice if there were a way to render the Paper space image because working with a white background is very tiring for my eyes even though I use minimum brightness. I cannot yet upload my drawing . When time will permit it, I shall look deeper into this because the more I know the more I can use from what Autocad has to offer. Thank you very much for your replies !
  5. Hello, again! I apologize for not having replied sooner. Thank you, Cad64, I shall try your suggestion tomorrow morning at work. That sphere looks really nice, reflecting the sun like that. By the way, even though I set up the central electrode to cast no shadows, it still casts two shadows(I have 3 flashlights ). And another thing: I have a solid object with no material attached that casts its color on other objects(I think that is also related to reflectivity). How could I change a solid object's light emitting properties when it has no material attached? Thank you ! Good night!
  6. Boy, it sure made a difference! Thank you so much, ReMark! This is not the first time you have helped me so, sincerely, thank you very much for all your help!
  7. Reflectivity but it seems like I don't have it: I have seen in a post on another forum that on the "materials editor" Reflectivity and other options should have appeared but they don't. Why? Thank you, ReMark, I think reflectivity would do the trick but I cannot find it. I did apply Chrome Polished. EDIT: Chrome Polished doesn't have Reflectivity adjustment; it is a predefined material Other materials have those options, for example Chrome Satin 1. Ok, now back to working on reflectivity. I also am using 3 light sources set to 7500K
  8. Hello! I am trying to make this chromium object look realistic but am not succeeding . It has no metallic luster, it looks like a cartoon. What should I do? Thank you! tun2.dwg
  9. Thank you very much, gentlemen ! Meanwhile I also subtracted the objects but 208 at a time: select all brep solidhist=0 subtract, selected 208 change color of main block to blue so it would contrast the remaining white holes thus making it easier to select them; repeated many times. Not clever, not elegant but it worked. Now I shall try your approaches . Thank you very much!
  10. cadtutor.dwg: upload of the file failed the file is only 4MB, I thought it would work . what is the maximum allowed size?
  11. Good evening! I cannot upload the exact file because it is for work and should not be disclosed but I will make something similar and upload it. I used brep but when I tried to move the whole ensemble it only selected and moved one of the 5000 objects. Now it could very well be that I did something wrong.I am not sure what bret is.
  12. Autocad 2011 Hello! I have 5000+ objects that are shaped like the inside of a hole I would like to create. I am trying to subtract the 5000+ objects which I have grouped in order to improve their handling . I tried to subtract them ~150 at a time(before grouping) but after two iterations I get the same error: The maximum number of history nodes in a solid would be exceeded. Solidhist is set to zero as I have read here: http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?70035-making-a-3d-stencil-with-200um-holes/page4 but without result. What should I do? can I increase the number of history nodes or it is fixed? Thank you!
  13. I printed a total of 6 parts(2 identical sets of three parts so it is perfect for comparing the printers caeteris paribus) the second 3 are printed with PLA and the result is excellent: strength, density, resolution (replicator 2) the first 3 parts I am not sure of but they have been printed with Replicator 1 and are quire fragile and not very well glued together...in some areas plastic wires are sticking out and the thinner sections have cracked where two layers meet as if they had not been properly glued (insufficient heat perhaps).