Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Joel Riehl

Creating and Applying textures to 3d objects

Recommended Posts

Basic question: I have created a 3d object, by extruding a rectangle and subtracting certain volumes from it. The only way I know to assign a material to it is through the render tab on the object info palette. The texture button comes with a certain number of pre-loaded textures from which to select.

Somewhere, I read that any pantone or Benjamin Moore colors can be assigned to an object, and that the finish can be manipulated: gloss, matte, etc. - but I can't find a clue in my materials how to do this. How do I create new textures to assign to objects?

Share this post


Link to post

Let me throw one more in here:

The object i am trying to render is a somewhat complex 3d object, composed of different parts. One of the parts is a light object - a flat rectangle forming the glowing backs of some cubicles subtracted out of a foreground object. So, when I render the object (final quality renderworks) the outline of the light object shows in the rendering through the foreground object. [edit] never mind. I see it doesn't print. I get it.

Still need to know how to get Benjamin Moore (or Pantone) colors though.

Edited by Joel Riehl

Share this post


Link to post

See attached images for how to create a 'color texture' (you add the color palettes via the Color palette preferences button). Once you have your color selected you can manipulate its reflectivity, transparency etc. through the other options.

Re your second post could it be that your foreground object has transparency?

Share this post


Link to post

I figured out the visibility of the light object - that is a preference to have them show on the working screen. They don't print out that way. But I toggled the preference off because I find it distracting. Thank you for the info on color texture.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...