5 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2009 9:14 AM by 1-L767AU

    Finding way to put sticker on product

      Hello everyone,

      I would find it very handy if i would have a way to put a sticker from for example a an illustrator file or even a solidwork sketch on to a 3d surface. This will really help me communicating my total concept without putting it in photoshop everytime. I've been using slit lines to break surfaces and then coloring it differently but this takes time, and is probably not the correct way of doing it. Can enyone help me pointing me into the right direction with this?

        • Re: Finding way to put sticker on product

          Depending on the type of surface and the size and kind of sticker, I guess you could just use it as a tiled appearance or something, but really, I don't see why not use PhotoWorks and save yourself from all the hassle. What version of SolidWorks are you using? I ask because I'm not sure if this is possible also in previous versions, but at least in SW2009 there is an option that allows you to be able to see the decals in SolidWorks, without having to render and without even having to load PhotoWorks.

           

          Gabi

           

          Update: I just checked and it's also available in SW2008. Just go to PhotoWorks Options and clear the option to hide decals in SolidWorks. Then you should be able to see the decals without using PhotoWorks to render the model. I really think it's easier that way.