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Screen porch window screens
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* January 11, 2018, 08:39:02 AM
I wonder if there is a way to make the panel material on the window into a see-through screen? I am adding a screen porch and if I could just change the window material to screen instead of glass I would be all set.

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-John
using TC Pro Platinum 17


* January 11, 2018, 10:21:36 AM
#1
If you have LightWorks, try a "Wrapped Grid" Transparency. If you make the holes accurately, you won't see the screen, so bigger might be better.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit


* January 11, 2018, 10:58:15 AM
#2
Thanks. I don't seem to have lightworks. I have the TC Pro Platinum 2017 but it didn't come with lightworks, only redsdk, )unless I am missing something). I have been looking for some sort of material that will work but haven't found it yet.

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-John
using TC Pro Platinum 17


* January 11, 2018, 11:05:52 AM
#3
LightWorks used to be the defacto rendering engine for about 15+ years, but a couple years ago they made RedSDK top dog. LightWorks is now available as a plug-in.

LightWorks Plug-in for TurboCAD Pro Platinum 2017

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit


* January 11, 2018, 11:08:15 AM
#4
Thanks. I am not sure I like TC that much yet to put another two hundred bucks into our relationship. :)
I will see if I can find another way.

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-John
using TC Pro Platinum 17


* January 11, 2018, 12:09:19 PM
#5
RedSDK can do something similar, but being that it's an "image based" renderer, you would need a grid image. I'm not sure on how to do that, as they keep changing the way RedSDK works every year.

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John R.

V17—V21, 2015, 2016, 2017
Designer, Deluxe, Expert, Basic, Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10, 64-bit


* January 11, 2018, 12:26:11 PM
#6
Is this the type of thing you are after ? (done in RedSDK)

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* January 11, 2018, 12:29:25 PM
#7
Yes, the mesh door is exactly what I am after. What did you use for the panel material?

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-John
using TC Pro Platinum 17


* January 11, 2018, 12:45:04 PM
#8
They are just images with a reverss image transparency, one I think Henry posted a while go, another was just diagonal lines drawn in TC.

I've e-packed the file, with the images, though as its nearly a meg, I've put it here instead of the forum.

If you wish to look, download and extract the zip, and in TC navigate to the TC file, don't move the file out of the folder or it may not be able to find the images.

It is not perfect but should provide an idea of how to use you own images.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2018, 12:49:12 PM by Andy H »

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