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  • ProPoseProPose Posts: 110
    edited September 2012

    Got it:
    Thanks holly

    Post edited by ProPose on
  • Jay_NOLAJay_NOLA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Don't forget to grab the additional free models for it and check out the tutorials for it.

    http://www.inagoni.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.12

    http://www.inagoni.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.9

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited September 2012

    Thanks for the heads up, Holly. I've taken a look at the video tutorials and this looks like a seriously worthwhile purchase.

    Just a couple of questions to clarify

    1. I see there is quite a big library of windows and doors - is it possible to, for instance, model custom windows and doors in Hexagon and add them to the library?

    2. Is it possible to bring in a floor plan as a background image to work off?

    3. Can the final product be exported as .obj to do further work on in Hexagon, if needed?

    Post edited by Roygee on
  • 3drendero3drendero Posts: 631
    edited December 1969

    Sale extended to Oct 1.

  • Jay_NOLAJay_NOLA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    1.) You can put your own door, windows, other objects, etc. in by adding them to the scene and putting them where they are need after working in the ArchiTools model room. If you use any additional free objects that you can download for ArchiTools you'll do this.

    ArchiTools just has a few that are built in.

    2.) Yes.

    When in ArchitTools model room do this

    a.) Go to Global.
    b.) Check enable Top/Bottom and load the image you want to use.

    One of the tutorials talks about this.

    3.) Yes, just export it like you would normally

    Also, make sure you have the newest version in before you enter your serial. The version the DAZ installers puts in isn't the most current.

    Hope, that helps.

    Roygee said:
    Thanks for the heads up, Holly. I've taken a look at the video tutorials and this looks like a seriously worthwhile purchase.

    Just a couple of questions to clarify

    1. I see there is quite a big library of windows and doors - is it possible to, for instance, model custom windows and doors in Hexagon and add them to the library?

    2. Is it possible to bring in a floor plan as a background image to work off?

    3. Can the final product be exported as .obj to do further work on in Hexagon, if needed?

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 1,645
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the heads up on this!

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for that info Jay_nola - I'm off to the store to get it right now:-)

  • Frank__Frank__ Posts: 233
    edited December 1969
  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited September 2012

    Hopefully someone can help me out here.

    Downloaded both the .exe from the shop and the .zip update from inagoni. First ran the installation .exe for both C81.1.12 and C8.5.0.172. Immediately, before opening Carrara, I unzipped and copied the .dat, .mcx and .txt files to the extension folders of both. It asked if I wanted to replace the 2010 versions of all three files - gave it the OK. I don't use a render node, so didn't concern myself with that file.

    On opening Carrara - both versions - it asked for the Architools serial number, which i entered. It seemed not to like the serial number, because nothing further happened - didn't open or give an error. On cancelling, it told me I could only use it in a limited demo mode.

    Where have I gone wrong - the installation instructions are simple enough for even me to follow. Lol

    Post edited by Roygee on
  • Jay_NOLAJay_NOLA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    If using Windows 7 or Vista run as an Admin first.

    When you enter the serial number make sure you don't have any extra spaces added before or after the serial. I think I ended up typing it when I installed it, because doing a cut of it keep adding extra spaces. An extra blank space does count as a space.

    Also, quick addition to a previous post some of the additional free doors, windows,etc. you can down load are "built in" to ArrchiTools and some of them are new ones that are not.

  • PhilWPhilW Posts: 1,645
    edited December 1969

    Just an additional note to the discussion about using custom windows and doors. I believe it can use ANY model and it will scale it to fit the gap. I modelled a simple garage door and produced the following model in a few minutes (only the door is custom, and it was originally scaled much smaller than this - Architools scaled it up to fit the wide front door gap). This model also uses the free Veloute shaders that you can download from Inagoni.com (if you have Veloute..).

    Architools_Garage.jpg
    600 x 450 - 27K
  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited December 1969

    Thanks for the further info.

    Whew, managed to get that sorted - the serial number has four digits which could have been zero's or O's - not possible to tell the difference where the serial is shown, so I just kept trying different combinations until it accepted. I thought vendors had stopped using alpha-numerical codes like that after the days when zero's had a line through them to distinguish them from O's!

    Anyway, glad it's sorted and I can get to constructing buildings. :)

  • Jay_NOLAJay_NOLA Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Glad you got it working.

    Just one more quick thing about Doors & Windows and another on some other free stuff that may get overlooked.

    One of the Video Tutorials shows you how to work with custom doors and windows. You can also download a zip page of the Inagoni site. The download link is right next to the page link for it.

    Many of the tutorials on the Inagoni site will have links to shaders, scenes, etc. that you can download in them. However it is very easy to not see these in a tutorial

    Example.

    This tutorial has a link so you can download the finished scene at the end, but it is very easy to not see it. if your just quickly skimming through the pages.

    http://www.inagoni.com/e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.33

  • 0oseven0oseven Posts: 386
    edited October 2012

    Dont overlook the rest of Inagoni products on sale in the advanced pack at $34.95

    http://www.daz3d.com/shop/inagoni

    Inagoni reduced their prices 50% several months ago and even at their discounted price the products in the Advanced Pack add up to $ 96
    which you can get from daz for $34.95 - a bargain if you would find the plugins useful.

    Post edited by 0oseven on
  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,869
    edited December 1969

    thanks for the heads up on those things Jay_Nola and 0oseven!

    anyone care to post pics of what they have made?

    Any eg medieval buildings ? The things that I am making look too straight and neat!

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited October 2012

    Yes, I've got all the tuts, models, etc. from the site. Missed the bit about custom doors, though - I'll take another look, thanks.

    I see the doors, etc. are all .car files, so if I do a custom model, I guess it must be saved as .car?

    For medieval, I guess you would make it as close as you could with Architools then save as .obj and modify?

    EDIT: Darn time zones - went to the link for the advance pack and sure enough, it was $32 - yipee. Went downstairs to get my credit card, had a cup of coffee, came back and it was back to $69 - talk about bad timing - missed by two minutes - sheesh

    Post edited by Roygee on
  • StorytellerStoryteller Posts: 80
    edited December 1969

    wow, I cant believe I missed this, architools was 22$ ??

    I am so bummed :( Ill have to wait for it to come around again...

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,869
    edited December 1969

    Roygee said:
    Yes, I've got all the tuts, models, etc. from the site. Missed the bit about custom doors, though - I'll take another look, thanks.

    I see the doors, etc. are all .car files, so if I do a custom model, I guess it must be saved as .car?

    For medieval, I guess you would make it as close as you could with Architools then save as .obj and modify?

    EDIT: Darn time zones - went to the link for the advance pack and sure enough, it was $32 - yipee. Went downstairs to get my credit card, had a cup of coffee, came back and it was back to $69 - talk about bad timing - missed by two minutes - sheesh

    hya roy

    re advance pack - there was talk n the commons about them giving a little leeway re buying things as the site keeps crashing - just send em a mail and tell em you live in deepest darkest africa or soemthing :) and say that everytime you logged on they were down - which they probably were .....

    I had a go at making my own windows yesterday - just round ones - the trick is to have them oriented in modeling room correctly

    eg if you make a round iwnow from a cylinder you have to stand it up then spin it around - assuming you make it laying flat - just open an included car file of a window then chack out the orientation in the mesh room I guess.

    ah medieval... come to think of it I have so many old buildings I could do a medievel city :)
    i just use a warp modifier to make then crooked ....

    im in interestedto see what people do with this

    re advance pack - baker is very handy as is the normal map thingy

  • thoromyrthoromyr Posts: 391
    edited December 1969

    wow, I cant believe I missed this, architools was 22$ ??

    I am so bummed :( Ill have to wait for it to come around again...

    Same here. The published artist 50% banner is still displayed, but the sale is gone. I hadn't thought about inagoni/architools when I was going through the catchup. Oh well.

  • StorytellerStoryteller Posts: 80
    edited December 1969

    I had my 4 year old this weekend. from the minute she gets up until she goes to bed, I dont have much time. I hadn't even thought to check in here. Ill just wait and see when it comes around again. As a content creator and game designer, it looks very, very useful.

  • 0oseven0oseven Posts: 386
    edited December 1969

    quote
    EDIT: Darn time zones - went to the link for the advance pack and sure enough, it was $32 - yipee. Went downstairs to get my credit card, had a cup of coffee, came back and it was back to $69 - talk about bad timing - missed by two minutes - sheesh

    ME TOO - forgot it was end of month and sale probabaly ending.
    But I think the advance pack is still a bit cheape to buy from Daz than Inagoni for same items.

    By the way has Daz stopped emailing notifications of wishlist items on sale ??

  • Frank__Frank__ Posts: 233
    edited October 2012

    0oseven said:

    By the way has Daz stopped emailing notifications of wishlist items on sale ??

    Yes.

    Actually the new sh..opping-system stopped a lot of things which made shopping here fun.

    If you're not into the new system be aware that you are no longer notified if you buy something you already bought. If you bought a lot check your itemized order history before buying something.

    Post edited by Frank__ on
  • VarselVarsel Posts: 335
    edited December 1969

    I managed to get it (just in time..)
    So I've started to get familiar with the interface.
    So I thought I should create a castle.. :)
    Some of you might recognize where I got the inspiration from....

    Norsecastle.jpg
    600 x 800 - 195K
  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,869
    edited December 1969

    Hey Varsel, nice work so far, now that guy in the hat looks familiar :)

    Looking forward to seeing where you go with this

  • MiloMilo Posts: 310
    edited October 2012

    wow, I cant believe I missed this, architools was 22$ ??

    I am so bummed :( Ill have to wait for it to come around again...

    I am with you, I wanted it and we had too much Life happen, the website was down, I had no access right after and then it slipped my mind.

    Post edited by Milo on
  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited December 1969

    Yeah - don't know whether these bargains are announced in the weekly newsletter? i haven't had one since the new shop went live - have reported several times, re-set my subscription - no action done to fix, although they keep closing the ticket as solved.:(

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,869
    edited December 1969

    Hi Roy

    they just said everything was 50 percent off or what ever it was - they didnt actually mention this product tho.
    Think of all the money you are saving by not getting the weekly newsletter!

    And all the money Daz is losing .... considering that you are probably not the only one ...

  • RoygeeRoygee Posts: 1,885
    edited December 1969

    Yeah - I've saved up enough to buy Blender and Sculptris:)

  • head waxhead wax Posts: 2,869
    edited December 1969

    haha that's funny :)

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