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How to model blinds in open studio

asked 2015-05-01 01:39:12 -0500

eklein12 gravatar image

updated 2015-07-10 09:13:11 -0500


I am attempting to model some basic blinds for some of my windows in open studio. I have created the blinds material, but I have not been successful at adding them to my windows. I have noticed that you can add shadings controls under extensions ==> user scripts ==> add model elements. But this only allows me to select shading materials and not blind materials. Does anyone know of a way to add blinds to windows?

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answered 2015-05-01 11:38:11 -0500

Waseem gravatar image

You can also use text editor (Notepad++) to model your window blinds. For this you can follow the following steps:

1) Definition of blind properties by using WindowMaterial:Blind.

2) Construction of the window including blind material (the name used in step 1). e.g.

Construction,2001,     !- Project external glazing - Material layer names follow:
38,                            !- Generic PYR B CLEAR 3MM
1002,                         !- AIR 13MM
2,                               !- Generic CLEAR 3MM
20001;                        !- Blind with high reflectivity slats

3) Then, you have to define the shading control by using WindowProperty:ShadingControl object.

I hope this will help. Please let me know if you want further explanation on any of these steps.

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Thank you. With these two answers I was able to model the blinds. Thanks!

eklein12 gravatar imageeklein12 ( 2015-05-02 14:22:23 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-05-01 09:02:12 -0500

Please see this tutorial

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