3D PDF not all materials render

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vamtastic
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3D PDF not all materials render

Postby vamtastic » Tue May 31, 2016 9:11 pm

Hi,
I am exporting a 3D PDF, and not all the materials render. I assume it is a problem where I have painted the components that have a "default" colour, and the rendering shows the "default colour rather than the material painted to them.
Is there a way to fix this?

Thanks,
Vivek

gstavish
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby gstavish » Fri Feb 03, 2017 2:58 pm

I am having the same problem as vamstastic. I am using SketchUp Make 2017 and the 3D PDF Exporter. When I export my model to PDF, no textures (or materials like concrete, landscaping, etc.) appear in the model. They appear as gray/white. If If I export a model with solid colors and textures, the solid colors appear in the 3D PDF, but again, no textures. What gives?

I attached a simple SketchUp model I tried exporting and had this problem.
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SimLab
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby SimLab » Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:33 pm

We will check the issue.

I just did a quick test with SimLab Composer and it was able to import the SKP file and export the 3D PDF file without an issue, so this can be a workaround until we check those models with the plugin.

woody05
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby woody05 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:11 am

Hi,

I have downloaded the trial version -I am trying to render a jpg image onto a surface and print as a 3d pdf but its not working. Searching the web I found this forum.

I also downloaded the test sample above and tis does not work either - I just get a box with out the texture...
Is there some other settings?

I'd be happy to purchase if this worked....

Woody

SimLab
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby SimLab » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:33 pm

Did you open the generated file with the free Acrobat reader?

woody05
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby woody05 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:31 am

Yes I did

woody05
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby woody05 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:09 pm

is the free reader an issue?

SimLab
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby SimLab » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:13 pm

You need to open with the Acrobat reader, it should work.

Can you share the generated PDF file ?

David.P
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Re: 3D PDF not all materials render

Postby David.P » Fri May 25, 2018 6:28 pm

Hi,

I have the same problem here. None of my materials (for example bitmap textures like ceramic tiles) are rendered or even shown in the 3D PDF.

This way the plug-in is worthless, because I can't show what the actual model looks to the client. Also, the different SketchUp styles used in different scenes of the SketchUp model are not reflected in the 3D PDF.

Effective advice is urgently needed.

Thank you!


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