I want to to change the color of a face to white but it comes out grey. I have come across this many times before but this time I really do need it white. See attachment.
Jody - Here is a trick I learned awhile ago that I use with PhotoView360
Looks like you're in the middle of a cross-section or something? Sometimes if you're in the middle of something, it won't follow through. Either that, or something is overriding that appearance request. Check and see what other appearances are applied to the part at the part, feature, and face levels, and maybe try clearing them.
It's white. None of the default lights are pointed directly at it so it appears grey.
I don't use lighting. I can spin it every which way and it is always grey. It's a sheet metal part folded 180 deg. I need the inside face to be white.
I attached the file. Takea look if you wish.
Did you check to make sure that the lighting is off. SolidWorks has some lighting on, by default, I believe.
The Hide/Show (Eyglasses) pull down shows lighting -off-. I never use it. Unless there are some other deep , deep, dark places for this lighting to be turned on...which would not surpise me.
Under "View"? That just makes them visible to you - it doesn't turn them on or off. You may be able to see the Lights and Cameras folder in the feature tree near the History, Annotations, Solid Bodies, etc., folders, or on the DisplayManager tab, (next to the Configuration and DimXpertManager tabs, there are 3 icons (Appearances, Decals, and Scene, Lights, and Cameras), you can click on the Scene, Lights, and Cameras tab and check to see which lights are on or off.
Ah yes. There is that deep, deep, dark place I was talkink about....
Do you have an "ambient" light in the model? Colors will look a little "off" if this is at the default value of 0.3. Set it to 1 and it should look better. I have to do this to look at Simulation results properly.
Far as I know I don't have any lights on in the model. Jeez, I guess this is a huge situation. Glad I'm not trying for a harder color...like blue!!
Thanks for your help guys. Once again.... I SURRENDER! This is nonsense.
Every SolidWorks model has lighting. Without lighting, everything is black. As David Hensel said, if you increase the ambient from 0.3 to 1.0, the grey will look more white.
Jeff Wilke is my new hero! Thanks Jeff. That was as simple as....Black and White.
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