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brienjamesmorrissey
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Asphalt Shingles

Hi Folks,

New to the forum and only have been detailing a few days with SP.

Am trying to edit roof shingles so that they appear correctly in 3D.

The boss showed me how to do this but for the life of me, I can't remember how he did it?

Edit: he is out sick today!

Thanks in advance. . . .

Brien

 

Bill Wimberley
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Materials

Welcome aboard Brien.

  1. To edit the materials in 3D select the Edit tab at the top.
  2. Then select Surface Edit.
  3. With the Surface Edit tool active select the surface you want to change, in this case the shingles.
  4. Double click the texture next to Asphault Shingles to open up the texture edit dialog.
  5. If you click on the texture image or select "Pick" at the bottom right you will get a preview of all the textures in the current folder.
  6. If you want to use a texture from a different folder browse to the appropriate folder using the listing on the left under Available Textures.

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brienjamesmorrissey
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Thanks Bill,

Thanks Bill,

Something's going on that's deeper(?) than your instructions, as the shingles appear to be about 4 feet long!

?

Bill Wimberley
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Scaling

It looks like you have the material scaling off. When you are editing the texture look up at the top center of the edit dialog. You will see Distance and under that a size for Horizontal and Vertical size. Reduce the horizontal and vertical size to get the correct size for the material.

Also in your picture you have the walls poking up through the roof. This is caused by the Heel Height setting for the roof being too low. check out the tutorial Understanding Heel Heights to learn how to adjust this.

brienjamesmorrissey
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Scaling

Hi Bill,

Here is a screen capture of the offending options to be un-checked in order for the shingles to appear correctly:

God bless the snipping tool!

Bill Wimberley
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Scaling

Ah, I see what you had done now. When Scale is checked then one copy of the texture image is stretched to cover the entire plane it is on. The Horizontal and Vertical Distances will have no effect when Scale is checked.