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#1 Katia Cline

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 03:44 PM

Hi, 

 

Is there a way to modify the windows in the 3D Textured model view so that they do not show any of the interior? 

 

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#2 Richard Rubinski

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 08:45 PM

Here's one way. Edit the Surface of the Glass(Glazing). Change it to the settings of my screenshot. You'll have to repeat edit all of the windows that are not the same. I think it was Keith Almond that had a post on this.

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#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 13 November 2021 - 09:16 PM

I'd change it to 100% opaque.

 

If you go to the material editor and choose OPENINGS and glazing, you can change ALL the glazing opacity in one operation.


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#4 Ben Ginther

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Posted 15 November 2021 - 06:20 AM

Also increase the reflectivity!


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#5 Katia Cline

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 10:41 AM

Thank you everyone! 

 

Keith, where do I find the material editor? I am unfamiliar with this form of editing in Softplan, but it sounds very useful! 

 

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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 11:09 AM

Katia,

 

There's almost zero chance you have your toolbars set up the same as I have - I refuse to use the HORRID ribbon bar - so you may have to hunt a little ...

 

In the 3D window the MATERIAL EDITOR is a multicoloured square (or at least it is in 2020 - We've been so busy we haven't had chance to load 2022 this year) ... You should also be able to select it from the menu bar ... OPTIONS > MATERIAL

 

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if you click it then SELECT openings - don't go any further down the directory - and click on the glazing texture

 

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Then change to the Lighting tab and change the opacity to 100%

 

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It will then change ALL the glazing in ALL the openings to the selected settings.

 

If you want to change settings on a specific opening independently, you can go down the directory and choose the specific window this way too.


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#7 Katia Cline

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 11:30 AM

Keith, 

 

Thank you, I found the editor both ways you explained. 

 

I have come up with another hiccup however. My Exterior Finish Textures does not display the Glass option like yours does. So now I am wondering why I don't have all the materials.... 

 

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 12:12 PM

You're probably using a white texture to depict clear glass. There probably is a texture there ... try changing it to be sure - either way you can change the opening texture to anything you want in that box. As far as I'm aware there isn't a standard glass texture in Softplan. Over the years I've made a few different textures to represent glass.. I use either a dark navy blue or a custom sky texture in my windows these days.

 

I contend that a window on a normal day with no room lights generally shows almost black ... certainly not clear.


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#9 Katia Cline

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 02:39 PM

Ah yes, that is what was there. Good to know you created that glass texture and I wasn't missing something! I will play around with that now as well. 

 

Thank you for all the help! I greatly appreciate it. 






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