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Turbo Talk => General Discussion => Topic started by: Darryl W on November 13, 2017, 04:19:39 PM

Title: Materials
Post by: Darryl W on November 13, 2017, 04:19:39 PM
On my mobile atm so Im limited to a short post. Can I map the standard colours in say the properties section to their respective 3 colour values. Eg:
R = 144
G = 144
B = 144
That way I can build some basic colour variations
Title: Re: Materials
Post by: RCFlyingKnight on November 13, 2017, 05:42:12 PM
There's two ways,

Any tool the colour drop down, make sure a colour is selected, then you can adjust see ColourDropDown.png.  When finished click add.

Open the Colour Pallet under Program set up, type a new name in the colour name box, The New button will now be selectable, click it, set your colour, click ok, see ColourPallet.png.

I don't remember if the first way allows you to name the colour.

I realized afterwards that is not what you wanted........  If your material is not using a texture see RenderColour.png That is about all I know as materials go......

Title: Re: Materials
Post by: John R on November 13, 2017, 09:56:21 PM
re: …build some basic colour variations…

You could try this MAT file that contains all the TurboCAD colors in a Matte, Glass and some Glossy finishes for LightWorks and RedSDK.

Go to "Options / Materials / Load Materials" to load them into yours Materials. It'll give you a bit of a head start. The file is readable in Notepad or Wordpad. The TXT extension can be removed, so you just have a MAT extension.
You have to make your own thumbnails.
Title: Re: Materials
Post by: Darryl W on November 14, 2017, 01:40:47 AM
Thanks John for the tip, I got a download Iray ++ Paint.zip from lightworks and thats got a an Iray Paint.mat file will that work with the materials or that designed for something else. Dont use the Iray stuff yet.