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Can RW use sketchup textures ?

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can VW architect with RW use textures that can be downloaded from sites that share Sketchup textures ?  If so, how do you change the file format so that it is useable in RW ?   Please provide any tips on how to translate or use Sketchup textures.  Thanks ...

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When you import a Sketchup file, there is an option to import all Sketchup materials as Renderworks textures. They can then be edited as you wish within Vectorworks/Renderworks.

So, just apply them to some geometry in Sketchup, save the file, and then import it into Vectorworks.

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A lot of the "SketchUp Texture" sites actually just give you images, usually jpg files, that you make your own textures with.

 

If that's what you're referring to, simply save the image to your hard drive somewhere, then in Vectorworks go to the Resource Manager and click the New Resource button. Choose Renderworks Texture, then in the next pop-up give it a name. Under the Color shader, choose Image, then find the image file you just downloaded. (Note that it gets imported into Vectorworks; it's not referencing that image file anymore.)

 

Give your texture a size then click OK.

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