4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 25, 2018 5:29 PM by Damir Galic

    Universal Texture Scaling?

    James McKie

      Hi, I've been using Visualize for a while now, as my models get more complex, with more parts that need to be textured I'm running into problems setting the scale of the textures.


      The main issue, I was wondering if there's a way to set a global texture scale. So every part in a model that has the same texture applied will have the same scale.


      At the moment, when I apply a texture and it maps itself, it seems to be based on part size - smaller parts will have a smaller map, larger parts will have larger maps. Meaning I have to go through every part and set the scale. Awkward, if I'm applying a paint or wood textures to nearly 80 bodies



        • Re: Universal Texture Scaling?
          Rob Rodríguez

          Just to add to this a bit.  Lots of materials have a "true" scale in the real world.  A brick is always 8" x 4" x 2"., concrete block is always 16" x 8" x 8".  1/4 x 1/4 metal mesh is always 1/4 x 1/4.  A moldtech plastic always has the same size texture/pattern.  I can give more examples but I think you get the idea.  So, materials that have a "true" scale (meaning no matter what amount of area is covered by them they are always the same size) should be applied at that scale in my opinion.  A brick appearance should never scale to match geometry size.  It should remain a constant scale and fill the geometry.  You should have the ability to adjust the scale if you want but on application it should hold a pre-determined scale.


          This was / is an issue in PV360 but he check box to not scale textures does help with this.  Other rendering software does allow users to keep materials a constant scale when applying them.

          • Re: Universal Texture Scaling?
            Damir Galic

            Same here. Option to set scale of all textures to 1 in all directions would be awesome.

            The point is you should be able to set a "size" of an appearance. I don't rally get it why is there a scale option for textures and some imported stuff has different scale for each part. Visualize should generate more appearances if textures have different size, not scale.

            • Re: Universal Texture Scaling?
              Damir Galic

              Actually maybe there should be an option to set scale of all textures on all parts AND scale of all parts with specific texture.