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Texture Previews in Resource Browser appearing as gradients

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Often when I edit a texture the preview thumbnail turns in to a black and white gradient, like this:

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In this case, it happened when i duplicated Brown-Dark to make Brown-Medium. The colours render fine in the model but not in the resource browser. The textures are basic color shaders with no reflectivity, transparency or bump indicated.

 

The texture itself still works, but the preview does not. Restarting has no effect. Couldn't find any posts about this on these here forums...

 

Help?

 

Thanks

peace

aj

 

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Is there any transparency activated ?

That usually brings that gradient preview

(where Preview unfortunately is also the appearance of Materials in OpenGL,

so imported C4D transparent Materials appear with a gradient for transparency)

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@zoomer  Dagnabbit, there was a Plastic reflectivity in the texture, contrary to what I indicated in the post.

 

However, the preview was fine (that reflectivity was always in the texture) until I made the copy. Weird.

 

Removing the reflectivity fixed the preview.

 

Thanks!

peace

aj

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Must be a new issue.

I hadn't seen a gradient because of Reflection so far.

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There's a bug currently where texture thumbnails don't generate when editing a texture while you happen to be inside a Symbol... Are you doing this while inside of a Symbol Edit window?

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