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Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby HornOxx » Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:40 am

Hi All :oops: yes, it is so embarrassing to me and I have asked it so often here already - but I still do not succeed in saving scenes with with different Solar-North settings per scene.

So please be patient someone and explain it to me again :D
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby shawb » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:52 pm

Have to go out now but in the first instance take a look at the 'Properties to save' checklist in the Scenes tray. Make sure the Shadow Settings box is checked and then after setting solar north in the scene right click on the scene tab and Update.
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby Dave R » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:04 pm

Are you using the Solar North extension? It might help to toggle on the Solar North indicator. As shawb indicated, make sure Shadow settings are set as a property to save for both new scenes and updating scenes.

Here are some examples showing different solar north angles in different scenes.
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby HornOxx » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:13 am

hi everybody and thanks for your help :thumb:
Yes, I use the Solar North plugin to make various Solar North settings for the different scenes.
Then I update the scenes in the scenes-window and see the checklist of settings to save - so also the Shadow settings. Whatever I do, only the last set sun angle remains the same for all scenes then ...
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby shawb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 am

Had another look at this but can't see what is causing the problem. Maybe try uninstalling/re-installing the Solar North plugin? Attached SU file with Solar North set differently in a number of scenes just for comparison purposes.
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby HornOxx » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:47 pm

thanks and what a good idea Shawb to send me your file example :) which, for what reason ever, works fine. Even if I add an own new scene in it with it´s own sun setting, everything is as it should be... :?: :shock: :-P
Is it possible that the Include in Animation setting on or off has something to do with it?
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby Dave R » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:02 pm

HornOxx wrote:Is it possible that the Include in Animation setting on or off has something to do with it?


I wouldn't expect that to have any effect on the Solar North setting for the scenes.
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby shawb » Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:22 pm

Heading for the rabbit hole on this one I think! I added two new scenes to the SKP I posted earlier. Unchecked the 'Include in Animation' for both new scenes. The solar north then reverted to the same position in every scene. I made a fresh SKP and tried recreating the behaviour in the first one. Low and behold the new file worked okay with the 'Include in Animation' unchecked. I was doing this before DaveR posted so what is happening is still a mystery.
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings  Topic is solved

Postby George » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:23 pm

Before setting up your scenes...
Window > Model Info > Animation > Disable Scene Transitions
Each scene will then retain its individual North setting.

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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby shawb » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:37 pm

Just tried that, you're spot on!
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Re: Saving Scenes with various Solar-North Settings

Postby HornOxx » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:40 pm

George wrote:Before setting up your scenes... Window > Model Info > Animation > Disable Scene Transitions. Each scene will then retain its individual North setting...
sorry George - somehow I missed your so helpful contribution - thanks for that and yes, that's exactly how it finally works now :thumb: :thumb: Thanks to all again and hopefully I'll really remember it this time :thumb: :D
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