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I just notice that 'column objects' are also locked out of 'texture mapping' (although they can be ungrouped into an extrude and two generic solids).

 

Not as obvious as a slab at an angle (which is just not usable) - but it is awkward when a line of columns look like a bad 90's video game with every column having the same exact texture!

 

 

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@Matt Panzer - Do you know if there's a technical reason as to why Slabs don't have any texture controls in the Render tab? (I figure you're the go-to person for architecture-related tools but let us know if there's someone else who would be better to ask). Also @Dave Donley since I know you're involved in texture-related conversations in the beta forum.

 

To me it makes sense that certain PIOs wouldn't work with the Attribute Mapping tool, for example, since PIOs are often composed of multiple objects, which would mean mapping types such as 'Plane' wouldn't be well-suited... but for all of these PIOs it would seem that at least having the ability to control the texture's scale and rotation in the Render tab is a necessity.

 

I can submit a VE, but I figured I'd ask about the current implementation so that we have more context as to why it is the way it is. (Or perhaps there's already work happening on this front so another VE isn't needed?)

 

Edit: Now that I think about, this might be getting into the rabbit hole of texturing any type of PIO. I just realized that Windows and Doors have the same Render tab as Slabs, for example...

 

 

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5 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

@Matt Panzer - Do you know if there's a technical reason as to why Slabs don't have any texture controls in the Render tab? (I figure you're the go-to person for architecture-related tools but let us know if there's someone else who would be better to ask). Also @Dave Donley since I know you're involved in texture-related conversations in the beta forum.

 

Hi Andy,

@Dave Donley may correct me on this but I don't think there's a technical reason for this.

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On 1/21/2021 at 10:34 AM, thecadman said:

presumably someone has put this on as a Feature request?

 

I've added for avoidance of doubt: VE-101535 (I included Columns too)

 

I find sometimes we can talk about these things thinking they've been formally added to the system but they haven't.

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1 hour ago, Christiaan said:

I've added for avoidance of doubt: VE-101535 (I included Columns too)

 

I find sometimes we can talk about these things thinking they've been formally added to the system but they haven't.

 

A quick search shows we had a number of requests for the Slab but not the Column.

Thank you for adding that.

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