fujitasummers
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Adjusting a material applied to an object

Wed 18 Jul 2018 08:40

How can i adjust the position and (non uniform) scale of a material on an object? In Cinema I'd just grab the origin of the texture and move it or scale it: is that possible here? I seem only to be able to move the object, not the material applied to it?
I'm under 10hrs of program use and until this point it has been very intuitive, but this is driving me mad!
many thanks!

fujitasummers
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Wed 18 Jul 2018 12:41

UPDATE:

Assigning UVW Coordinated to the object before syncing sorts the problem, however, it would be good to know if i can shift materials across an object within TM itself. The older version documentation seems to suggest you can?

Tianxiao
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Wed 18 Jul 2018 13:04

fujitasummers wrote:How can i adjust the position and (non uniform) scale of a material on an object? In Cinema I'd just grab the origin of the texture and move it or scale it: is that possible here? I seem only to be able to move the object, not the material applied to it?
I'm under 10hrs of program use and until this point it has been very intuitive, but this is driving me mad!
many thanks!


Hi fujitasummers,

Did you try the option "Move X / Y" under the Material settings > Scale, which allows you to adjust the material position in X and Y axis?

To get access to this option, first use the Material picker to select a material, the settings related to the selected material will appear in the Dock panel. Click on the "More" button under the Scale option, you'll then have the possibility to move the texture on X / Y axis, Rotate it or add animation to it on X / Y axis.

Take a look at this tutorial: https://youtu.be/IT7lmeNn8o8

Let me know if it helps !

Best,
Tianxiao
Tianxiao WANG // Community Manager at Abvent
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fujitasummers
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Mon 13 Aug 2018 06:06

hey - sorry i didn't have alerts on replies for this post. Thanks for the reply...

And of course, there it is: the More option under scale must have been the only More button i didn't try during my test period...!

Although: Scale is a misleading title for that function. Maybe Position or Adjust or something would make more sense?

Tianxiao
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Mon 13 Aug 2018 09:46

fujitasummers wrote:hey - sorry i didn't have alerts on replies for this post. Thanks for the reply...

And of course, there it is: the More option under scale must have been the only More button i didn't try during my test period...!

Although: Scale is a misleading title for that function. Maybe Position or Adjust or something would make more sense?


Hi Fujitasummers,
Thanks for your feedback and I forward your advice to the development team :)
Best,
Tianxiao
Tianxiao WANG // Community Manager at Abvent
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jc4d
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Fri 28 Sep 2018 06:39

Hi all,

I do agree with fujitasummers, I also come from C4D and here in Twinmotion the texture coordinates are not very clear. I do miss the non-uniform texture scale, one for X and another for Y as well.

Since inside Scale there is rotation and position which are not related with Scale at allI would suggest to rename the Scale tab to Coordinates and there the sub-elements are Position, Scale, Rotation, and Misc. Under Position we have Position X and Position Y values, under Scale we have Size X and Size Y values, under Rotation we have the degrees rotation and finally under Misc we would have Speed X and Speed Y. Additionally, all this values are visible at once to avoid so many clicks while adjusting them.

If the team is ok and open to suggestions I wouldn't mind to make a fast UI mockup.

Cheers,
Juan

Tianxiao
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Fri 5 Oct 2018 15:38

jc4d wrote:Hi all,

I do agree with fujitasummers, I also come from C4D and here in Twinmotion the texture coordinates are not very clear. I do miss the non-uniform texture scale, one for X and another for Y as well.

Since inside Scale there is rotation and position which are not related with Scale at allI would suggest to rename the Scale tab to Coordinates and there the sub-elements are Position, Scale, Rotation, and Misc. Under Position we have Position X and Position Y values, under Scale we have Size X and Size Y values, under Rotation we have the degrees rotation and finally under Misc we would have Speed X and Speed Y. Additionally, all this values are visible at once to avoid so many clicks while adjusting them.

If the team is ok and open to suggestions I wouldn't mind to make a fast UI mockup.

Cheers,
Juan


Hi Juan,

Thanks for your suggestions and it's not a bad idea at all.
It would be helpful to have a UI mockup of your idea and I'll make sure to present it to our graphics design team.

Thanks!
Best,
Tianxiao
Tianxiao WANG // Community Manager at Abvent
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LCGOODKIND
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Wed 24 Oct 2018 04:00

I am still looking for an answer to this question. How do we change the scale and position of a material PER OBJECT? I do not want the repetition and patterning that comes from only being able to adjust the material over ALL objects that it is applied to. It would also be great to be able to correct the rotation problems on material surfaces.

Tianxiao
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Wed 24 Oct 2018 08:21

LCGOODKIND wrote:I am still looking for an answer to this question. How do we change the scale and position of a material PER OBJECT? I do not want the repetition and patterning that comes from only being able to adjust the material over ALL objects that it is applied to. It would also be great to be able to correct the rotation problems on material surfaces.


Hello LCGOODKIND,
Thanks for your message.
I believe the problem comes from the "Material apply mode" that you were using.
There are two material apply modes: Replace material & Apply to object.
"Replace material" allows you to apply a material to all objects sharing the same materials in the scene. However "Apply to object" will only apply a material to the selected object.

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About the rotation problems you've mentioned, could you please send us a screenshot for us to better understand the issue?

Thanks!
Best,
Tianxiao
Tianxiao WANG // Community Manager at Abvent
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LCGOODKIND
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Re: Adjusting a material applied to an object

Sun 28 Oct 2018 13:26

The problem I'm having relates to how textures are oriented on the different faces of an object. If you have a concrete wall or timber form for instance we need to be able to control the orientation of the texture on each face of the object. see the attached image as a quick example. The wood grain on the top of the stair would want to be oriented differently than front of the stair. the same would be true of say a board form concrete - see attached image.

Generally though I sure hope you are going to update the help
https://twinmotion.abvent.com/help/EN/index.html
I think it is insulting and quite frankly annoying that you expect us to rely on weekly youtube tips and 1 minute videos to learn your software. We are working professionals and need quick answers to how this expensive investment works so we can learn it quickly without writing lengthy email chains on this user forum.
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