2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 20, 2018 10:48 PM by Dave Bear

    Strange change of appearance ?????

    Dave Bear

      Hi all,

      I've modelled a roof side clearance light for my army truck. Last night when I finished up with it I had it just how I thought I wanted it with a amber lens facing forward and a red lens facing towards the rear. This morning I thought that I would change the transparency of each lens a little so that more of the lens diffusing detail was visible. This was done no problem. Whilst I was checking a few other details on the model I suddenly realised that the rear lens was now no longer Red but now Amber just like the front one. Theoretically, (depending on country) the rear lens could indeed be Amber but I want Red. My appearances in the feature tree indicate that the rear lens still has my Red setting assigned to it but somehow it must be getting overridden somewhere or I have a glitch. To add salt to the wound, both of my back-up files for this model have been automatically saved as recent as this morning and therefore have the same issue.

      Courtesy Light.JPG

       

      Can someone tell me if there is something I might have done or if this is indeed some sort of glitch (part attached)

       

      Dave.

        • Re: Strange change of appearance ?????
          Dennis Bacon

          Hi Dave,,, I played with this some. Went to Appearances (History) and tried deleting all the face appearances and just keep the body appearances for front and rear lens and that looked good,,, but,,,,,, every time I did a rebuild they would reappear and the appearances would return to all amber. So,, then I tried  unchecking the "Propagate visual properties". in the "Rear Lens" mirror feature. That seemed to do the trick and stays the same after rebuilding. Give that a shot.

            • Re: Strange change of appearance ?????
              Dave Bear

              G'day Dennis,

              Thanks for playing around with it, you're a champion. I've spent all morning playing with the appearance side of things and couldn't get it right no matter what I did, I didn't even think to look down the feature tree. But now I wonder why and how it allowed my to have a Red rear lens in the first place as propagate visual properties was not something I fooled with this morning. Unless the shutdown and reboot of SW overnight caused it to put things in order and therefore it applied what it should have done in the first place?

               

              Anyhow, thanks for pulling outta that creek again!

              Have a great weekend.

               

              Dave.