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Placing Glass Block in Masonry Wall

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I am experimenting with trying to place a pair 8" x 8" glass blocks in place of a single CMU in a wall.

After a day of experimenting, I am missing a way to make anything that comes close to glass to mortar realistic.

 

I have been attempting to do this with the Build Window. But can't get rid of the frame or control moving the glass in/out in the wall.

This must be the wrong approach. I am missing some technique.

 

Can anyone offer a different approach to this?  Or possibly just a way to bit map over the CMU on the wall?

Appreciate any comments!

 

Best regards,

Bruce

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3 hours ago, TomGriff said:

 

Let me guess...Custom Backsplash.

 

 

No, although in Pro, that may be a good way.

 

This was done in Chief, and not sure Pro could duplicate it.

 

Notice the red wall behind at the top, and how you see it through the glass blocks. The CMU wall looks the same, front and back.

 

 

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It does work quite well in Pro, although it is only a surface treatment. You can't see through the wall.

 

Tom

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Solver,

Very nice! That is exactly the effect I am looking for.

Can you elaborate on the procedure?

Best regards,

Bruce

 

PS: Thanks for the three links!

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Pass-through in wall. Turn off all components.

 

Soffit to fill hole.

 

Glass Block from library on the soffit.

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Solver,

It was easy after doing it one time. Good start for the spring house.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD ADVICE!!!

Encouraging ... 

Bruce

 

Springhouse.jpgSpringhouse2.jpg

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