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    Context Masses Visible Good, Concept Masses Visible Bad

    So I'm finally getting my workmates round to the idea of working with masses for conceptual form/building studies - and have a model here with one that's had faces, walls & floors applied, mass floor schedules created, and the camera shots are now being positioned...

    BUT

    Turning masses off (so we can see the external/internal features of the concept model) more clearly turns the site/context forms we also modelled as masses.

    We don't want to be dressing the neighbouring buildings with walls, we're quite happy with them being "forms" as they are - but I'm at a loss as to how to control the two things indepedently.

    I tried to switch the category of the masses to "site" - but category switching isn't allowed (this is 2011) :banghead:

    Any ideas/suggestions?

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    There are a couple of ways to hide just the "building" mass, without hiding the neighboring buildings.
    • Override by Element
    • Filters (Add a parameter to each mass)
    Depending on the shape of the neighboring buildings, you could also have done those in another category.
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
      There are a couple of ways to hide just the "building" mass, without hiding the neighboring buildings.
      Override by Element
      I feel like such an idiot!

      Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
      Filters (Add a parameter to each mass)
      But I'm going to go with this one all the same!

      Cheers dude.

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        #4
        We added a Filter to our Mass templates, for an office created subcategory, if you will. We use Siteworks, which models site features as Mass Families as well, and we have all of them hardcoded at the template level. Siteworks knows enough to find the different ones when generating its OWN schedules, but that is easier when we want to make the schedules or control VG (make roads darker, etc) ourselves.
        Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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          #5
          Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
          Filters (Add a parameter to each mass)
          thank you! :beer:
          There are no stupid questions, only stupid people

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