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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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.
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.
Posted 20 November 2021 - 11:09 AM
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.
Posted 20 November 2021 - 11:30 AM
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....
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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