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StuM

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Hi everyone,

I was a prolific user of Podium until the intro. of V2.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks I encountered was the inability to mirror plant entourage in order to break up visual repetition [I'm a landscape designer].

I have a large library of CADPLants files and I was finding in V2 that mirroring was causing an image to explode into a mess when rendered. 

Jim suggested duplicating the plant image, making it unique, using Edit in Place to mirror the image, saving it,closing and then hitting the boxes jumping up in the original Skp file.

Now I found this generally worked with the Browser content but not with my CADPLants.

It seems the problem was caused by CADPLant files having two layers [Hi Rez and Low Rez]

After some mucking around I found a work-around that is successful. 

Duplicate the plant.....delete the Low-Rez layer......EXPLODE the image.....Group it......and then go through the Edit in Place process.

Hope this helps.
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This is very interesting! Thanks for posting!
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Thanks Stu! Obviously the CADPlants components are skp files that someone else has made. Do you really need the low res image? 
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Thanks Stu! Obviously the CADPlants components are skp files that someone else has made. Do you really need the low res image? 


Jim, the CADPlants  Skp.files I use are straight out of the box.

I was never quite sure why the low-rez layer was included but in this instance it's more of a pain in the bum than anything else.

And just to note: There is a fair number of CADPlants  included with the browser that could be treated similarly.

A couple of other points......the axis will probably need to be relocated during the Edit in Place process and the edited images are generally best rotated in the model, to suit, rather than using an automatic 'face-me' procedure.

All in all, maybe not a process for the faint hearted...but it's at least do-able.
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I am a bit confused about the process for inverted versions. Wouldn't it be simpler to make a copy of the original component, make it unique, open it and rotate the image face by 180°? Didn't have chance to see the high/low res problem though.
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I am a bit confused about the process for inverted versions. Wouldn't it be simpler to make a copy of the original component, make it unique, open it and rotate the image face by 180°? Didn't have chance to see the high/low res problem though.


Yep that actually works....main problem seems to be then that setting that image to face the camera makes it revert to its original orientation.

Maybe I was just got a bit lost and was over complicating it all 

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