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Ecotect Tutorial : Displaying Shadows From Selected Objects

Synopsis

Ecotect offers a comprehensive set of tools for shadows and shading analysis. This tutorial explains how to configure and display some of the various shading options in your Ecotect model.

Duration

You will need about 5 minutes to complete this tutorial.

Training and Accreditation

Successfully completing this tutorial fulfills one of the practical skills required for completing Level 2 of the Shadows and Reflections training module.

Resources Required

To complete this tutorial, you will need access to the ExampleHouse.eco file located in the Examples folder of your Ecotect installation.

Tutorial

  1. To display shadows from particular objects or surfaces within your model, first select the objects you wish to cast shadows from. For this example, select the objects found on the Garage zone, as shown in the following screenshot.
    Select the objects on the Garage zone, as shown.
    Select the objects on the Garage zone, as shown.
  2. Go to the Shadow Settings panel. Place a check in the checkbox next to the Selected Objects Only option.
    Check the Selected Objects Only checkbox.
    Check the Selected Objects Only checkbox.
  3. Now turn on shadows in your Ecotect model, and note how only the selected objects are now casting shadows.
    Shadows only appear from selected objects.
    Shadows only appear from selected objects.
  4. To reset the shadows display back to normal, uncheck the Selected Objects Only checkbox item.
Ecotect Tutorial : Displaying Shadows
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