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Watercolor fills not working

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02-03-2010 09:23 AM
I have Impression 3 and I cannot get any watercolor fills to show up. Help!
*Nick Van Laar
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-03-2010 03:36 PM in reply to: mk47
Try clicking on the "Fast Display" button in the lower right. This turns
certain effects on/off to speed up the display.

wrote in message news:6329609@discussion.autodesk.com...
> I have Impression 3 and I cannot get any watercolor fills to show up.
> Help!
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-04-2010 09:20 AM in reply to: mk47
I tried that. It makes no difference. All watercolor fills are still invisible.
*Nick Van Laar
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-04-2010 10:43 AM in reply to: mk47
The entire fill, or just the water color effect? Can you post a sample irf
or a screenshot?

wrote in message news:6330458@discussion.autodesk.com...
> I tried that. It makes no difference. All watercolor fills are still
> invisible.
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-05-2010 01:18 PM in reply to: mk47
Please see the attached screenshot.
*Nick Van Laar
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-05-2010 02:02 PM in reply to: mk47
Is it just this drawing or all drawings? Did the style get inadvertently
scaled? Check the layer opacity. Can you post a sample irf that displays
this problem?
What is your computer setup?
1 screen or multiple?
XP or Vista?
Video card make/model?
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-05-2010 03:16 PM in reply to: mk47
It happens in all drawings, scaling and opacity are fine.
I've attached an irf.

About my computer setup, I have 2 screens,
Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 3 &
ATI FireGL V5200.
*Nick Van Laar
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-05-2010 04:39 PM in reply to: mk47
It seems to work fine on my computer. Does it matter what screen Impression
is on? I have read that XP only supports Hardware Acceleration on the
primary monitor. Do you have the latest driver for your GPU installed?

Maybe something is corrupted in Impression. You might need to try a
re-install. Make sure all firewall/antivirus software is off during the
install.
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-12-2010 02:13 PM in reply to: mk47
Thanks for your help.

I used autocad performance tuner (command entry: 3Dconfig).
From there you can "check for updated versions of the graphics card and driver database that is used for performance tuning".
That fixed my problem.
*Nick Van Laar
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Re: Watercolor fills not working

02-13-2010 12:58 PM in reply to: mk47
Awesome. Glad your problem was resolved.

wrote in message news:6336006@discussion.autodesk.com...
> Thanks for your help.
>
> I used autocad performance tuner (command entry: 3Dconfig).
> From there you can "check for updated versions of the graphics card and
> driver database that is used for performance tuning".
> That fixed my problem.

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