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Scaling Materials

Postby Mike211248 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:14 am

Hi
How do I create new materials in SketchUp from textures downloaded from the web and scale them correctly, so that I do not have to continually scale them once applied.

I only draw in 1:1 scale in Sketchup and would like to create the materials so that they are at this scale.

I know that I did it years ago for roof tiles in SketchUp 5 or 6 but cannot remember how I did it.

I am currently using SketchUp 2015.

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:11 am

Adjust the size of the material in the Materials Browser...

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike211248 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:40 pm

Thank you Rich. I knew I'd done it before, just couldn't remember how.
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Dave R » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:35 pm

I avoid needing to adjust the size of textures I create by making them the right size to begin with. I draw a rectangle with at least one dimension matching a known dimension in the texture. Then I import the image as a texture and apply it to the rectangle. Starting in the lower left corner of the rectangle, I drag the material out and click on the far edge at the known distance. For example, if I have a wood grain texture that is 12 feet long, I make a rectangle that is 12 feet long. The width can be whatever because the texture takes care of that automatically.

Usually when I am making wood grain textures, I make 3 or more of the same species from the same log. I just make as many rectangles as I have texture images.
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike211248 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:50 pm

Hi Dave.

That is what I have done with all my existing textures. The problem was that the last time I made textures was when I was using either SketchUp 5 or 6 when I first started using SketchUp. I have not had the necessity to make new textures until now and could not remember what the procedure was.

I also do not like having to constantly adjust the textures to suit the drawing, beside having to adjust the register on the texture for starting points or the lining up of tiles on a roof surface.

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Dave R » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:44 pm

Mike211248 wrote:I also do not like having to constantly adjust the textures to suit the drawing, beside having to adjust the register on the texture for starting points or the lining up of tiles on a roof surface.

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Mike


You shouldn't have to adjust the size of the texture after you've set it the first time. Are you saving the textures to a library before setting their dimensions?
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike211248 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Hi Dave

I was, that's why I asked for help in scaling. Now that I have been reminded how to do it,
I have gone into all the new textures that I had created (about 10) scaled them and saved them.

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Dave R » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:11 pm

Excellent!
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike211248 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:17 pm

Hi Dave

Off Topic.

I first joined the SketchUcation forum on 17.04.2008. Since then my service provider changed and I forgot my login and password, hadn't needed to login for a long, long time.
How do I correct my details. I have just found the original email with my login and password. Originally registered as Mike Backler on planpro@iburst.co.za. Been using SketchUp since 2001/2, the earliest reference that I can find is the SketchUpDate newsletter of March 2003. My email records do not go back any further.

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Dave R » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 pm

Mike, do you want to go back to using the "Mike Backler" username? If so, I think you should just be able to log in with that one instead. I don't think I can do anything to your current profile to make it look like your old one but maybe Rich can do so.
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Rich O Brien » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:36 pm

I sent you an email Mike with login details for your old account.
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike Backler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:05 am

Hi Rich

Thanks, I will login with the old Username from now on.

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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby juju » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:21 am

yaaaiiieeee!!! Another compatriot! Wanneer gaan ons braai, Mike?! :-P
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Re: Scaling Materials

Postby Mike Backler » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:50 am

Hi Juju

Ek het gebraai gister aandt. Ons kan braai die volgende keer ek kom na Kaap Stad Juju.

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