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tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:17 am
by define
Please Adam, can you bring a tutorial on how to achieve those nice 'light through colored window (or window with motive)-effect?
I tried very hard, but I just did'nt succeed. best klaus

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:22 am
by AdamB
LightUp will filter any light through non-opaque materials.

You simply have to apply the non-opaque material to both sides of a face (SketchUp does have a "feature" whereby if you apply a transparent material to 1 side of a Face it shows it on both sides even though the other sides material may be opaque).

Attached is a simple model with a "stained glass window" material which filters the sunlight onto the wall. As usual, just load it and press Tourtool.

Adam

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:29 am
by AdamB
And a Still of the attached model

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:02 pm
by paulside
Adam
I've downloaded and opened this model with v2.2.b and It won't render the coloured glass as shown, also stained glass in my models that rendered OK with previous versions won't render with v2.2.b, is it just me?

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:35 pm
by AdamB
Hi,

What platform / OS / graphics cards?
And what do you get?

Adam

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:44 pm
by paulside
AdamB wrote:Hi,

What platform / OS / graphics cards?
And what do you get?

Adam
Windows 7 64 Bit
6 GB
ADM Phenom II X6 1045
ADM Radeon HD6570

I just get plain White projected on the wall with no colours cast from the window

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:41 am
by AdamB
Hmm. Have you by chance changed the lighting to "Realtime sun"? Or if you are using "Direct", mistakenly increased the sun Multiplier to some large value thats buying out all colour.

Adam

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:18 pm
by paulside
AdamB wrote:Hmm. Have you by chance changed the lighting to "Realtime sun"? Or if you are using "Direct", mistakenly increased the sun Multiplier to some large value thats buying out all colour.

Adam
Could you show the Lighting Preferences you used in the model so I can duplicate them on my machine to see if its Just Me!

Thanks

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:22 pm
by AdamB
The SketchUp model contains all the LightUp settings ready to go. So if you download a fresh copy of the .skp from the forum, open it and press Tourtool and still get the same issues, we can eliminate the possibility of tweaked settings.

Adam

Re: tutorial on how to achieve the 'colored window' effect

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:50 pm
by paulside
AdamB wrote:The SketchUp model contains all the LightUp settings ready to go. So if you download a fresh copy of the .skp from the forum, open it and press Tourtool and still get the same issues, we can eliminate the possibility of tweaked settings.

Adam


Adam

I opened a fresh downloaded model and just pressed Toutool and this is what I got, I opened the light settings window in case you wanted to check the settings