I want to create red glass in PhotoView 360 2011. I want it to be just like the provided green glass but red... How do I do this anyone know?
Hi Jack it seems you have stumbled on a little glitch there. First edit the apperance you have applied (right click on a fact and choose the sphere followed by the apperance you have applied) Here you change the colour using the color/image tab. However when you change the colour unfortunately it sets the transparent ammount to zero.While editing the apperance simply click on the advanced tab then -> illumination- > set the transparent ammount to 70 as with the other glass appearances. May be worth reporting this through your VAR to get an SPR raised to fix it or you attached if there is one already
Yes. Alan is correct. Although it's not technically a bug as the color swatch functionality (which goes back to SolidWorks '99 or 2000 i think??) has always worked that way. The little color swatch pickers store more than RGB...and you have to be cognicent of whether or not the swatch collection you're using is part of a transparent swatch or not. This legacy functionality stems from a day before customizable appearances and we are actively looking at whether we need to keep it. Some users have put time in over the years to create custom swatch collections with varying values for transparence, specular, diffuse, etc. So we need to consider all of this carefully.
Jack, in the meantime, your solution is to click directly on the larger top/first color box. This will launch the standard Windows color chooser. Then you can pick a color from there. OR you can directly slide the RGB sliders, or click in the larger chroma window that displays the full array of colors. All of these methods will ONLY CHANGE THE RGB and not modify the transparency. If you choose the transparent swatch collection from the drop-down, you can then pick a color like RED which will also have transparency...HOWEVER it will have a different value/amount for the transparency that likely deviates from the intended/desired value for real glass. So the result may not be what you are really expecting.
Hope this helps.
Ok if I do it in the way Alan suggests when I render it will it be red glass?
The answer is yes, but I was also suggesting an alternative solution that is simpler and I would recommend as the proper workflow.
I've created a small video (no audio) showing how this all works.
I want to create blue glass!
I have encountered the same problem, where no matter what colour you change the material to, it still renders at the original colour. For instance, I applied the Clear Glass material to an object, and then edited the material colour to a light blue colour. The change was visible within SolidWorks, as my Real View shows the part in the new light blue colour. However, when I preview or render my scene, the part is clear again. How can I make a custom material in PhotoView that actually renders the way I want it?
See my related post at https://forum.solidworks.com/message/202449#202449
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