Assembly 10.7 [Plans from Rhino]

“Plans from Rhino with V-Ray”

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  1. Open your “finished” model in Rhino. Use File>Save As... to save a copy of your file as you will make irreversable changes to your model.
  2. Draw a large horizontal plane 4’ above the finished floor of your model. Make sure the plane is larger than all geometry in the scene. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  3. Follow Rhino 5.26 [sectiontools] to create a sectional (plan) view of your model (use the plane created in step 2 as a guide). Make sure to specify “Surfaces” as the “Solid Mode” when creating the section.
    • Note:  For V-Ray 3.4+ to render the file, you will need to delete the sectiontools plane and layer(s).  You should perform the make2d lines as outlined below prior to deleting this section plane.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  4. Switch to the top view and adjust the view to include all of your floor plan (and surrounding context) that you wish. Now follow Rhino 5.28 [saved views] to create a named, saved view.
  5. Follow Rhino 5.37 [viewport rectangle] to create a viewport rectangle of your view saved in step 4.
    Show your section view using stview in your named view. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  6. Follow Rhino 5.35 [make2d] to create a line drawing of your plan view. You may wish to check the box for “Maintain Source Layers.”[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  7. Switch to the Top view and find the lines created by make2d. Move these lines to 0,0,0.
    With the make2d geometry selected, navigate to File>Export Selected...
  8. Choose “Adobe Illustrator (*.ai)” as the “Save As Type” and give your file a name.
  9. In the AI Export Options you can set the scale of your export. Click on “Preserve Object Scale.” If you would like 1/4” = 1’, type 48 inches = 1 inch. Click Ok.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  10. Now follow V-Ray 8.29 [clay renderings] to create a clay rendering of your view. Save the resulting rendering.  REMEMBER:  For V-Ray 3.4+ to render the file, you will need to delete the sectiontools plane and layer(s). Assembly07-8
  11. Open the Adobe Illustrator file you saved in step 8/9.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  12. Adjust your artboard to match the viewport rectangle exported with your make2d lines.[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  13. Rename your layers to better reflect content on the layers.
  14. Adjust lineweights as appropriate and change lines on hidden layers to be dashed (You may have to show “Show Options” in the Stroke window to see this option. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  15. Fill in walls that have been cut through with a 75% gray. (Lock all layers, create a new layer and use the pen tool to draw the shape of the walls). [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  16. Use File>Place to insert your clay rendering (on a layer below your line layers). [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options] Follow Illustrator 3.10 [background texture] to add a grunge texture to the background clay rendering (if you wish). [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  17. Add contour lines if you wish. I suggest a dashed line that is 8 pt lines with a 4 pt gap at 95% gray.  [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]