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    Default Windows transparency

    Any suggestions in order to see a cutout through a window traced in su?

    Thanks in advance

    agrazdi
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    Make sure that all glass faces are on a separate layers in your SU model. Render the view of the model with glass layers switched off as an epix (Piranesi file). Now switch glass layer back on and render the same undisturbed view as standard raster image (eg. BMP, JPG, etc). In Piranesi open the EPX file you created and then import the raster file you created. Use the “File>Re-render” option in Piranesi to combine the two raster aspects of the view. You now have a file where all the geometry behind the glass is true and the glass itself is only a front painted image, so cut outs appear behind the glass.
    Alternatively you can create an EPX file for the glass from SU and import that file into a new layer in Piranesi (Piranesi 2010 only) on this new layer you can alter the amount of transparency you want.
    Marco

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    My suggestion:

    You will export the epix file from su without the glass. So u can place the cut
    outs in scene as you wish and after, make the surfaces with CONSTRUCT TOOL.






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    Quote Originally Posted by marcocrawford View Post
    Make sure that all glass faces are on a separate layers in your SU model. Render the view of the model with glass layers switched off as an epix (Piranesi file). Now switch glass layer back on and render the same undisturbed view as standard raster image (eg. BMP, JPG, etc). In Piranesi open the EPX file you created and then import the raster file you created. Use the “File>Re-render” option in Piranesi to combine the two raster aspects of the view. You now have a file where all the geometry behind the glass is true and the glass itself is only a front painted image, so cut outs appear behind the glass.
    Alternatively you can create an EPX file for the glass from SU and import that file into a new layer in Piranesi (Piranesi 2010 only) on this new layer you can alter the amount of transparency you want.Marco


    Thanks, both ideas are good.

    So now it becomes a wish to the piranesi people to work on the SU exporter to have an option of exporting layers, in this case of the windows, it would work fabulous.

    Thanks

    agrazdi

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