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#1 Deron Butler

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 03:24 PM

Now that we are using the vastly improved 3D capabilities we find that customers are asking us to change certain rendering effects like color. For example, there are a finite number of 8" lap siding colors yet there are millions of colors available through Sherwin Williams.  We are looking for a way to type in a specific paint code (RGB or the CY... one) in such a way that the siding texture remains. Each time i've tried it the texture disappears and i end up with exterior walls that are the desired color but look nothing like siding anymore since the horizontal lines disappear.  Any suggestions?



#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 06:22 PM

Have a look at this thread ... It will do exactly what you require. http://softplan.com/...olor-of-sidings

 

The key is to ensure that DEPTH RELIEF is enabled.


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#3 Deron Butler

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 06:38 AM

Thank you Keith.  I'll take a look at that.



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Posted 21 June 2019 - 08:19 AM

Ideally you should rely on the siding profile within the wall definition to create the siding appearance. That will open up the ability to modify the color as much as you like as no lines are required to be part of the texture(Do not use the Auto match to Texture).

 

If you prefer to see lines with your siding, turn on the 'Display Lines' under the Mode Options, Line Options tab. Select the Use Single Color for lines.

 

This will also open up the ability to use the Depth Relief to depict a wood grain if you use a texture that is simply a wood sample without any siding lines(Turn off the Auto match to Texture option).

 

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#5 Keith Almond

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Posted 21 June 2019 - 10:16 AM

All my siding walls rely on the actual texture, and don't have any profiles set ... and I suspect that a large number of users are in the same boat.

 

I've often thought about adding duplicate definitions that only use profiles and colours, but procrastinator that I am, have never found the time to create them ... Although one at a time should be quite quick ...


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Posted 13 July 2019 - 02:04 PM

On this topic, has anyone noticed any performance decrease and/or lag when using profiles vs textures on walls? I could be over analyzing this lately but since I’ve started experimenting more with the profiles in my wall definitions and it seems that may be happening. I’m sure there are more lines for the pc to process when working in 3D views vs. a textured image applied to a surface.

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 03:24 PM

In softplan No. 

 

In lumion yes, as it is calculating all the additional shadows and edges.


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Posted 21 July 2019 - 07:38 AM

Example of siding textures using colors. All sidings in this were created using color, depth relief and lighting settings.

The color box was checked and texture box not checked when editing the surface. With the exception of the stone.

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