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#1 Verlin Klassen

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 06:51 AM

It is amazing how you can make your project really pop by using a nice background. I am wondering if there is a way to set your project into a background so that all you see is the house and the background without any site drawing showing. It is a challenge sometimes to get the site to blend seamlessly into the background.


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#2 Murray Loewen

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:06 AM

Have you tried UNCHECKING 'Site' in the Extraction Options? Or UNCHECK 'Display' in the Material Edit window for all materials in the Site category?



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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:18 AM

The problem with that is that then you see the foundation and piers that are supposed to be below ground. 


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#4 Martin Livingston

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 01:42 PM

Create a site plan and add the grade elevations/contours


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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:09 PM

To make it really pop, you have to add ALL the pieces to the site plan that would be there in reality ... Grass, shrubs, curbs, plants. trees, driveway etc. etc. You will only get out what you are prepared to put in.


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#6 Mark Petri

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Posted 16 March 2018 - 01:29 PM

I've taken pictures of a site and then used Adobe Photoshop Elements to scrub out the area where the building is going, then have a second layer as a background so it looks more like the building is actually in the site. Sometimes it works well for presentation. I typically don't spend too much time on it as customers don't care to pay for those types of things more often than not.


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#7 Verlin Klassen

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 06:08 PM

I appreciate all the feedback. 


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