Construction of complex Architecture Objects in DIALux
Complex architecture object like Columns, Baluster,crown, moldings … etc
Tutorial No: DLX-T15
Level of Tutorial: Intermediate to Advance
Duration: 10-20 min
Version used: DIALux evo 6
Advantage of Construction in DIALux
Many 3ds files are available on the internet for complex Architecture elements like columns and baluster …etc .
why should we consider creating these elements in DIALux?
One of the great advantages that, it helps you to get light object compared with heavy 3ds file which means faster calculation time.however the disadvantage is that it is time consuming but you could save this time during calculation and rendering
Calculation time of these object is very fast compared to the imported 3ds file, one project with more than 70 object was calculated in less than 30 min while with 3ds files of 70 could take more than 3 hours!
Starting the Tutorial
we will make a baluster from a CAD drawing in the Floorplan view then will will rotate, google baluster cad in DWG format and insert into DIALux then follow the following steps
you could also download the same cad file from the following link
Step-8 Select the object then copy as circular arrangement
by this you made what is similar to revolve object in other 3d software which is not available in the current version of DIALux
Another way by using the intersection operation
If you want to know more about the Boolean operations (combine, subtract and intersection) have a look at DLX-T14
for other DIALux evo Tutorials DLX-T
you can also visit the LdG Lighting Design Guide page