How to replace material in sketchup [Solved]



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How to replace material in sketchup

How do I replace one material with another VRAY in SketchUp?

  1. Mouse right-click on the old SketchUp material and select [Select Objects In Scene]
  2. Mouse right-click on the new V-Ray material and select [Apply Material To Selection]

How do I create a new material in SketchUp?

Alternatively, you can go to the Window tab and select Materials from the drop-down list. In the Material window click the Create Material button. The Create Material window will then pop-up. To import your sketchup textures, click the Import Image in the Texture Editor section.

How do I assign a material to V-Ray in SketchUp?

Right-click on any material in the Material's list for a context menu to appear. You can apply the material to the currently selected object or to a layer. Use the Apply To Layer and select any layer to apply the material.

How do I remove V-Ray material from SketchUp?

In SketchUp Make, I can open the Materials window, right-click to remove the material and replace it with the Default material.

How do you change the texture in Sketchup 2020?

To access the right-click Texture menu, select an active face with an applied material and right-click over the texture. A series of options will appear, including one called Texture. Select Texture to access a second menu with the four options: Position, Reset Position, Projected, and Edit Texture (Fig. 8.27).

Where are Sketchup materials stored?

Sketchup textures are stored in the program files folder. They are usually located in a subfolder named textures. If you're using a different version of Sketchup, the directories may be different. You can find the location of your textures by opening Sketchup and going to File > Preferences > Files.

How do I add free materials to SketchUp?

Or you can work on your SketchUp model in the desktop client version of SketchUp, SketchUp Pro, to add a custom material. To change the material of an object, navigate to the right-hand menu, select Materials option, select the desired material and the Edit button to change the color of a material.

How do I delete part of a component in SketchUp?

To delete it from the Component Browser, highlight any other component, then R-click on the one you want to delete, choose Delete, and it's gone.

How do I delete an entity in SketchUp?

Context-click a face or edge and select Erase from the context menu. To remove multiple edges and faces at the same time, use the Select tool to select the geometry then context-click your selection and choose Erase.

How do I access V-Ray materials?

If the V-Ray Material Library folder is empty, clicking on the V-Ray Material Library Browser button from the V-Ray toolbar opens Chaos Cosmos Browser. If the material library has not been installed together with your V-Ray 5, this button will download it for you.

Where can I buy V-Ray materials?

C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Maya20XX\vray\bin\ (for Windows users); also available from the Start menu. The default download directory for Windows users is C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\V-Ray Material Library or /home/USERNAME/Documents/V-Ray Material Library on Linux and macOS.

How do I remove all colors in SketchUp?

If you don't want to remove the materials completely, switch the Face Style to Monochrome or Hidden Line. If you want to remove the materials, you can go to the In Model collection and Delete All. One way. Materials Tools extension works great if you have SketchUp Pro (Edit - works with SketchUp Make as well.

How do I apply glass materials in VRAY SketchUp?

  1. Adjust your gradient map type to 'V'
  2. Select the color you would like to use.
  3. choose the position from where you would like the selected color to start from and fade out.

Why is SketchUp not showing texture options?

Texture only shows up in the Context menu if you are right clicking on a single face. In your screen shot you have more than one face selected. Turn on Hidden Geometry and then right click on a single face to see Texture and use it for adjusting the position or orientation. Multiple faces selected–no Texture option.

How do you fill color in SketchUp?

  1. With the Select tool ( ), select the shape in the drawing area.
  2. Open the Shape Style panel by clicking its title bar.
  3. Click the Fill option, which becomes highlighted, as shown in the following figure.
  4. Click the color well next to the Fill option.

Why can't I edit texture in SketchUp?

Make sure you only click once on the face or surface (you'll see Face or Surface in Entity Info) to select it, and not twice which will select the edges as well. Texture doesn't appear on the R-click context menu unless you have a single face or surface selected.

How do you add tiles in SketchUp?

  1. Go to the Pattern Generator.
  2. Select a tile pattern.
  3. Go to the 'Export' menu.
  4. Pick a file resolution for Sketchup.
  5. Drag the . skm file into your project.
  6. Select the texture.
  7. Place it on a surface.

How do I search for materials in SketchUp?

If you find a premade 3D model that works for you, download the model into your open SketchUp model or onto your hard drive. To do a basic search for models in 3D Warehouse, type your search term in the Search box, as shown in the figure, and press Enter.

Where is the default material in SketchUp?

Open the component or group by triple clicking on it. This will open and select all the geometry inside. Then apply the default material from the In Model Colors. It'll look like a blue and white dive flag.

How do I add a folder to materials in SketchUp?

The Save As dialog will open in the following path C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2019\SketchUp\Materials. Create a folder in that location with a name of your choosing for the collection and save the material file in that folder.


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How to replace material in sketchup


Comment by Jasmin Rench

what's up guys just in here with these Sketchup essentials calm back with another Sketchup extension overview for you so in today's video we're gonna check out an extension from TomTom that allows you to quickly swap out materials inside of your models before we get started I want to take a second thank my newest supporters on patreon so big thank you to Rachael and Sergio fedorov patreon is most you knows the website you can support creators that you like on YouTube one of the perks of being a supporter on patreon is you can devote on the extension that I cover every week so if that's something you're interested in you want to support the show maybe you vote on the extension that I cover every week make sure you check out that link in the notes down below now let's go ahead and just jump into it so plug-in name is material replacer plug-in developer is TomTom plug-in cost is free where can you get it you can download it from the Sketchup Extension warehouse or at the link in the notes down below a couple things about this extension the first is you are going to need to install tom-toms library extension in here as well which is linked on this page and also I want to note this link at the bottom of the page where you can donate to TomTom to support him if you like the extensions that he's created for Sketchup so tool functions so this is a fairly simple extension but it's also very helpful basically what it'll do is it'll replace all instances of material inside of a Sketchup model for another so to start off model credit for this model this 3d warehouse model is the modern house by Rick B and so I've gone through and I've kind of grouped some of these materials together just to give you an idea of why this extension is so helpful because a lot of you might be thinking well Sketchup already has a way to select all instances of a material and then you could just replace them over here which is sort of true and the reason that's sort of true is because the way that works with just the regular Sketchup tools is if you double click in here and you click on these different materials you can see how some of them are grouped and some of them are mostly because I've gone through and grouped them in this case but a lot of the time you'll get that when you download something from the 3d warehouse well what you can do is you can right click on a material with Sketchup stools and do select all with same material and what it will do is it'll select all of the faces that have that material applied and you could replace them like this the problem is if any of those materials are contained inside of a group or anywhere other than just being raw geometry in the area where your cursor is it's not going to work however with this extension what you can do is you can simply activate it by going up to tools material replacer and you can see how it gives you kind of an eyedropper and you can see how in this situation it's gonna say it's gonna give you the name of whatever your mouse is over so you can see how this gives you your glass your wood your material one which is your stone you can select any of those by clicking on them and then it's gonna ask you to select another material that you want to replace this with so in this situation if I wanted to select all of this stone with this wood material I could just click right here and you can see how the really great thing about this extension is this replace that material no matter what group it was in or if it was raw geometry so I didn't have to come in here and like click inside of a group in order to find it here and then click outside of a group here and select all of them I could just find all of the instances of the material and just swap it out inside of my model and so I'm going to undo that for just a second and so another reason that could be important is because a lot of the time what'll happen inside of Sketchup is let's say that I was to go in here and place a white material directly on this face but then I was to on the outside of this group apply this other material right here well you can see how this looks like this material has been applied to the faces inside of your model but it's actually been applied to the outside of this group and so what happens is you spend a ton of time in here trying to figure out how to swap out these materials because a lot of the time you'll have a material on the outside of a group and then on the inside of the group you'll make this default and then you'll try to swap out this material you'll just run into a lot of issues because your materials don't get applied uniformly well the really great thing about this extension is it doesn't so as long as you have a material inside of your model so let's say I wanted to swap this out like a brick material or a concrete material we'll go with the brick so let's say I wanted to swap all instances of this material out with a brick material all you would have to do is just activate it tell it that you want to replace this material and then select this other material and you can see how that gets replaced everywhere in your model and so one place that this is really helpful to me is when I'm modeling inside of layout because inside of layout what happens is you create a bunch of different groups to keep your model organized and sometimes those materials get applied outside of groups and sometimes they get applied to raw faces and swapping them out can be kind of difficult but in this situation it's really easy to do as soon as I downloaded this extension and I gave it a try I figured out how much easier it made my workflow when it comes to applying different materials in here so you can see I could easily swap out this wood material for the brick material it just makes life a lot easier when you're trying to switch out those materials inside your Sketchup models so one other thing I want to bring up because this has a lot of architectural applications is I do want to bring up that I do have a free architectural extensions guide where I give you a list of my top 20 architectural extensions for Sketchup I will link to that in the notes down below if you're interested in giving that a try it's just a number of different tools that are really helpful in applications like this one so that's from an in this video super simple extension this week but in my opinion really helpful but leave a comment below let me know what you thought if you like this extension if you use it I just love having that conversation with you guys if you like this video please remember to click that like button down below if you're new around here remember to click that subscribe button for new Sketchup content every week if you like what I'm doing in this channel please consider supporting me on patreon every little bit helps even if it's only a dollar a month so make sure you check out that link in the notes down below but in any case thank you so much for taking the time to watch this I really appreciate it and I will catch you in the next video thanks guys


Thanks for your comment Jasmin Rench, have a nice day.
- Tillie Walkley, Staff Member


Comment by potegnulas

what's up guys justin here with the sketchup essentials.com so in today's video we're going to talk about an extension that allows you to quickly replace materials inside of sketchup let's go ahead and just jump into it all right so this is an example model that i've downloaded from the 3d warehouse um it's the nona house model by ito ralph so this is a good example model for trying to swap out these different materials but sometimes it can be really time consuming if you want to change materials like for example what i've done is i've applied a brick material in here to these surfaces right and you might or might not like the brick material but let's say you wanted to try something else well the problem with this is all of these are in different groups and so if you wanted to swap out the brick material you'd have to go back in and so let's say for example that you wanted to swap out this brick material with like a stone material well what you would have to do is you'd have to go select the stone material and then double click into the groups like this and then replace the material and just go through and do this for multiple different groups and it could just get really time consuming right so luckily there's a free extension for sketchup that makes this a lot easier and you can download it from the sketchup extension warehouse and so it's called material replacer so if you go to the extension warehouse right here and you search for material replacer it's a free extension from tomtom you can just click on the install button or it may be download if you don't have it installed in order to install this but basically what this tool is going to do is it's going to give you the option under i believe it's under tools if you go down to material replacer it'll allow you to select a material inside your model and notice how it tells you what the material is when you mouse over it so right here it says replace bricks black and or red and white so if i click on this it's going to select the material now the only thing you need to be aware of here is it's going to make you select something else inside of your scene in order to replace that material so say i wanted to replace it with the wood i could just click right here and notice how it replaced it with that wood material however we don't necessarily want to do that what we want to do is we just want to create like a little cube right here and we just want to apply the material that we want to swap out to that cube now it's in our model and we can replace this really easily so just go to tools material replacer and we're just going to select this and select this and it's going to swap out that wood material everywhere it occurs with the stone material that we selected right here so say we wanted to try multiple different materials one thing that you could do is you could take these materials and apply multiple materials to this box like this well then if you go to material replacer and select this you can select multiple different materials really quickly just by doing something like this all right so leave a comment below let me know if you're using this tool if you are interested in learning more about how to use sketchup make sure you check out my course where i get much more in depth in the different modeling methods and the different tools inside sketchup that kind of thing i will link to that on this page but as always thank you so much for taking the time to watch this and i will catch you in the next video thanks guys


Thanks potegnulas your participation is very much appreciated
- Tillie Walkley


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