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add-on material collections available?
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March 23, 2015, 10:39:47 AM
I notice that my TC 2015 doesn't have all the materials my v18 install did, such as some stainless steel options.  Are there more extensive collections of materials available for free or $s I can load, and are there instructions somewhere on how to load them?

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Chris Knickerbocker
Turbocad 2017 Pro Platinum, Turbocad 2015, 18 Deluxe,
18.2 Platinum
i7 4970K 4 core, MSI H81-E33 Mboard with 8GB RAM
AMD Radeon R250 graphics ...
Software engineer trying my hand now with real materials...


* March 23, 2015, 12:02:41 PM
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Unless someone on the forum has somehow created some,  please see this post in the wish list section (and IMSI's Redway's reply - altered following Jeff's comment) as extra materials look to be included with RedResources - but the user can't have them. http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,16205.msg94716.html#msg94716

And an explanation of RedResources http://www.redway3d.com/products/redresources/
« Last Edit: March 25, 2015, 09:40:41 PM by Andy H »

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* March 23, 2015, 12:13:21 PM
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The "Stainless Steel", etc. are LightWorks materials. If you want to use those materials, you have to purchase the LightWorks plugin for a hefty amount. As far as I know, they only have a plugin for the Pro editions; no Deluxe.


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John R.

V17—V21, 2015—2019
Designer, Deluxe, (Professional, Expert, Basic), Platinum
RedSDK enabled
Windows 10 Pro (1803), 64-bit


March 25, 2015, 11:43:49 AM
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... please see this post in the wish list section (and IMSI's reply) as extra materials look to be included with RedResources - but the user can't have them. http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,16205.msg94716.html#msg94716

Actually, that's Redway's reply to an e-mail I sent.  I am considering becoming a developer for Redway to get access to their Materials code, but I have to figure out how to integrate their libraries (in the C++ programming language) with my preferred-and-only programming environment (LabVIEW).  If it can be done, I should be able to create a user interface fairly easily that would allow people to create TurboCAD-compatible materials.

If the above were done, it would be little more than trivial to create an auto-indexer that would change the various variables in sequence and create a video of the resulting materials that shows the results of various combinations of settings.

This, of course, would require the cooperation of IMSI and may be moot if they are preparing to incorporate the Materials code into next year's release.


Jeff

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TC Pro Platinum 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016 & 2015 (all with LightWorks & RedSDK) & V21
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March 25, 2015, 04:11:16 PM
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I have posted a couple of materials (Light Stainless Steel & Chromium) here if you are wanting RedSDK ones - http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,16323.0.html

Hope this helps.  :)

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Daz…

V2019 Plat 64bit, Lenovo P72 Laptop, Window 10 Pro for Workstations, Intel Xeon E-2186 CPU @ 2.90 Ghz (6 cores/12 threads), 32GB RAM, 512GB & 1TB SSD's, Nvidia P5200 c/w Max=Q Design GPU, Display UHD 3840 x 2160 pixels
TurboCAD user since V3 and Turbocad 3D V1.


March 27, 2015, 08:47:11 AM
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The "Stainless Steel", etc. are LightWorks materials. If you want to use those materials, you have to purchase the LightWorks plugin for a hefty amount. As far as I know, they only have a plugin for the Pro editions; no Deluxe.

This is actually incorrect. There is a LightWorks plug-in available for Deluxe as well.

http://www.turbocad.com/TurboCAD/TurboCAD-Windows/Plug-ins/LightWorks-Plug-in-for-TurboCAD

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