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Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:25 am

giannis wrote:I think it would be good to have some explanatory images.
And here they come... :)
Sorry for the delay, first I had to make them, then I realized that my permission don't allow me to upload images to this section, hence I had to upload these to dropbox...)

As Giannis already have described - and as you can see in the below examples - section cuts in SketchUp makes an actual cut in the geometry, hence light will just pass through as if the building was missing the part behind the section cut, while the section cut in Thea will keep the geometry but hide it from the camera... :thumbup:

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Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:56 am

Perfect self-explanatory images! :clap:
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:34 am

giannis wrote:
Rombout wrote:PS giannis your sure about that last post about lighting being different on su cuts?
Yes. In an example case, SU cuts the geometry so a wall that was blocking the sun before, will not block the light anymore after it is cut. In Thea instead, the wall won't be visible but still block the sun.
exactly like z-clipping, which is why I thought it was "kinda" of the same thing... :oops:
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:57 am

Congratulations, that new feature looks really cool.
But what about animations? I mean you can animate sections in SketchUp, do you think that could be done with Thea?
Thank you so much for your efforts!
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 9:23 am

asm3d wrote:But what about animations?
Please don't divert these technology preview threads, which are announcements for the upcoming ver. 1.5...
No further requests will make it into the new release...

You're more than welcome to ask your question in another section of this board... :) :wave:
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:39 pm

Frederik wrote:
asm3d wrote:But what about animations?
Please don't divert these technology preview threads, which are announcements for the upcoming ver. 1.5...
No further requests will make it into the new release...

You're more than welcome to ask your question in another section of this board... :) :wave:
I was talking about section animations, of course. I was just curious about how deep this feature will be implemented. Sorry about it.
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:47 pm

asm3d wrote:I was talking about section animations, of course. I was just curious about how deep this feature will be implemented.
Aaahhh... :)
Well... I haven't tested animated section planes - yet...
I don't think it will work, but I will give it a quick test tomorrow... :)
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Sun Jul 19, 2015 5:00 pm

Frederik wrote: I will give it a quick test tomorrow... :)
Thank you sir! :thumbup:
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Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:22 am

very good news.

is it possible to fill in the holes and choose the material as sketchup skalp and ? it would be great
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Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:37 am

silic wrote:is it possible to fill in the holes and choose the material as sketchup skalp and ?
Unfortunately not...
I have skalp, but I'm not sure how they fill the empty space...
Nevertheless, fills by Skalp doesn't get rendered... :|
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