Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Multiple shades in a block

  1. #1
    100 Club dmingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    2006-05
    Location
    The original Hockeyville
    Posts
    115
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Multiple shades in a block

    I'm looking for someone to point me in the right direction.
    What I am trying to do is this:

    I have a block with 7 different color shades in it (which may at some point change).
    I want to place multiple instances of the block in my drawing and be able to make the colored area visible or transparent, depending on the circumstances. I have looked at doing through "visibility states" in dynamic blocks, but there are too many different iterations to allow that to work.

    Any ideas?
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Attached Files Attached Files
    D. Mingo
    AKA - magoo

    If you're gonna be a bear - be a grizzly.

  2. #2
    100 Club
    Join Date
    2000-11
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    116
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Multiple shades in a block

    Here's what occurs to me, for what it's worth...

    If you want to be able to turn transparency off for the whole ring, you need only use visibility states along with two copies of the ring; one transparent, one not.

    If you want to be able to change transparency for (only) one colour on the ring, make your colour ring transparent and place a second ring behind it. The second one should be all white, but with one of the "wedges" having two visibility states; visible, or invisible. Use a rotation action and parameter on the second ring so that the mentioned "wedge" can be placed behind any one of the colours on your main ring.

    Turning all colours transparent except for one would be a variation on the above approach.

    To be able to control the transparency of each colour independently, make all colours on your ring transparent. Create seven rings (one for each of the seven coloured "wedges" on your main ring) of similar size to this, but each having only a single "wedge", hatched in white. Each of these seven rings would be identical, and the white hatches on all of them would have the same two visibility states; off and on. Individual rotation actions on each of the seven rings would allow you to dynamically place white wedges behind any combination of colours you wish, and your visibility states will take care of the rest.

    Just to be clear, I have not worked with dynamic blocks in a while, so cannot be certain that everything I have suggested will work as intended. Hopefully, though, some of it will be helpful.

  3. #3
    100 Club dmingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    2006-05
    Location
    The original Hockeyville
    Posts
    115
    Login to Give a bone
    0

    Default Re: Multiple shades in a block

    Thanks. I'll play around with that and see if I can get something that works.
    D. Mingo
    AKA - magoo

    If you're gonna be a bear - be a grizzly.

Similar Threads

  1. 2014: Shades of blue
    By eointracey675182 in forum ReCap Studio - General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2019-01-14, 09:34 AM
  2. Export to GBS, Too many exterior shades
    By jkhmiller in forum Revit MEP - General
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 2010-03-03, 12:13 AM
  3. Toposurface shades ramp
    By ricardo.o.maciel in forum Revit Architecture - General
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 2008-04-19, 11:38 AM
  4. Two floor plans, same settings, different shades, why???
    By CADBIMManager in forum Revit Architecture - General
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 2007-07-10, 08:45 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •