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#1 Bobby Mercer

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 05:04 PM

I am using Roofing B as paint pattern on Front Elev. drawings.

I want to give it a light color just to make drawing look better on plans and Brochure.

Can someone tell what the process is.

For some reason I can't even get my title block to print in color anymore.

I'm sure its something simple I've undone or forgot to do.

 

Thanks for your help.

 



#2 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 10:43 PM

Bobby, Under paint, same location you found the shingles, choose a color

to paint the roof, edit the color and adjust the opacity to desired look.



#3 Bobby Mercer

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 08:20 AM

Thanks Steve and Carla

 

I am using version 2018.

Under paint I do not have the option that I can see to choose colors.

I can adjust the colors and pens from the drawing to get the effect I want.

I figured out last night to check the box to use screen colors from the print menu.

That gets me what I want.

I guess I will have to play around with pen and color settings and save to system options.



#4 Steve and Carla Farnam

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 09:22 AM

Bobby, In 2018 under the paint drop down choose solid and apply the color over the shingles and adjust opacity



#5 Bobby Mercer

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:26 PM

Thanks, having the two colors gives a better effect than adjusting just the shingles.



#6 Tracy Brown

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 07:43 AM

Another option when selecting paint is to choose 'image'.
You select the material image from within your 3D/textures folder and adjust the opacity accordingly.
(screenshot example attached - the opacity was set to 20)

I guess it depends on the look you're trying to achieve. :)
 

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#7 Bobby Mercer

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Posted 07 February 2020 - 09:49 AM

Thanks Tracey






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