- Mon Nov 11, 2013 11:16 pm
joaomourao, trying to stay compliant with BIM working standards, while using Maxwell for visualization, is causing 100% of your struggles.
Just make two files; one with the part numbers, drawings, building materials, etc.; and a 2nd file just used for rendering. Why cause yourself all this pain just so you can build and render from the same file?
Say I have an object I want to design, render, and 3D print. To do this from one file would be silly.
In my first file, I do all my modeling, with multiple versions of the geometry and all the parametric functions included in this file. I can use this file to hide/show older versions, compare geometry, go back in my history, etc. Then, for rendering, I take the final geometry and put it in a 2nd file, where I add cameras, animation, emitters, materials, etc. For 3D printing, I take the final geometry and put it into a 3rd file, merge all the bodies, strip out unnecessary data, and shell the geometry.
All 3 of these files contain features that would get in the way of each other's processes. E.g., I can't send the file with all my rendering geometry (emitter planes, studio environment) to the 3D printer.
Instead of trying to tinker with workarounds, it is far simpler to have different files for different purposes.