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21/09/2016 17:58:11

tonyob67
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Good morning...

I have a problem with transparent textures, I saw many of explanations on the forum but to many technique words for me, and I end up with more questions every time.

I imported a few cars from Sketchup to Muvizu, but I cant make the windshield transparent.

Please help
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22/09/2016 13:26:28

ziggy72Muvizu mogulExperimental user
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If the vehicle has windows already, save them from sketchup as a separate file (without the vehicle). When you import the vehicle windows into Muvizu, set the Alpha drop down box to Opacity. Position them into place, and then give them a semi transparent texture (like a PNG file).
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23/10/2016 19:20:50

tonyob67
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ziggy72 wrote:
If the vehicle has windows already, save them from sketchup as a separate file (without the vehicle). When you import the vehicle windows into Muvizu, set the Alpha drop down box to Opacity. Position them into place, and then give them a semi transparent texture (like a PNG file).


Ziggy, please help, I made the windows transparent doing what you told me, but I don't know how to put it back in the car, I group them, but you can not animate a group....can you?
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23/10/2016 20:24:43

urbanlamb
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you can't animate a group so the solution is to animate the scene around the car and leave the car stationary.

or

your can alter the model you will need to put the windows on one material layer and the other parts on another material layer so that you can add a transparent texture to the windows without affecting the rest of the car

...but you said this was too complicated so the solution is as ziggy explained and then you will need to learn to animate the scene around the car and I believe there is an instructional video created and I think it was ziggy who made it. Basically animate the road texture, animate the sceneries and leave the car stationary.
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23/10/2016 20:46:07

tonyob67
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urbanlamb wrote:
you can't animate a group so the solution is to animate the scene around the car and leave the car stationary.

or

your can alter the model you will need to put the windows on one material layer and the other parts on another material layer so that you can add a transparent texture to the windows without affecting the rest of the car

...but you said this was too complicated so the solution is as ziggy explained and then you will need to learn to animate the scene around the car and I believe there is an instructional video created and I think it was ziggy who made it. Basically animate the road texture, animate the sceneries and leave the car stationary.


Yes, I know how to animate the scene around the car, I just wanted to know if there is a way to attach the windows to the car, even if you use material layers you need to have the windows separated from the car in sketchup before, and I already made the windows transparent...so I did it, I have my first car with transparent windows, as soonest I finished 2 or 3 more muscle cars I will try to put them in the store as free asset.

Thank you Urbanlamb
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23/10/2016 20:48:55

tonyob67
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tonyob67 wrote:
urbanlamb wrote:
you can't animate a group so the solution is to animate the scene around the car and leave the car stationary.

or

your can alter the model you will need to put the windows on one material layer and the other parts on another material layer so that you can add a transparent texture to the windows without affecting the rest of the car

...but you said this was too complicated so the solution is as ziggy explained and then you will need to learn to animate the scene around the car and I believe there is an instructional video created and I think it was ziggy who made it. Basically animate the road texture, animate the sceneries and leave the car stationary.


Yes, I know how to animate the scene around the car, I just wanted to know if there is a way to attach the windows to the car, even if you use material layers you need to have the windows separated from the car in sketchup before, and I already made the windows transparent...so I did it, I have my first car with transparent windows, as soonest I finished 2 or 3 more muscle cars I will try to put them in the store as free asset.

Thank you Urbanlamb


I just have an idea, I will try with keyframe....I will let you know if it works
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23/10/2016 21:03:17

urbanlamb
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tonyob67 wrote:
urbanlamb wrote:
you can't animate a group so the solution is to animate the scene around the car and leave the car stationary.

or

your can alter the model you will need to put the windows on one material layer and the other parts on another material layer so that you can add a transparent texture to the windows without affecting the rest of the car

...but you said this was too complicated so the solution is as ziggy explained and then you will need to learn to animate the scene around the car and I believe there is an instructional video created and I think it was ziggy who made it. Basically animate the road texture, animate the sceneries and leave the car stationary.


Yes, I know how to animate the scene around the car, I just wanted to know if there is a way to attach the windows to the car, even if you use material layers you need to have the windows separated from the car in sketchup before, and I already made the windows transparent...so I did it, I have my first car with transparent windows, as soonest I finished 2 or 3 more muscle cars I will try to put them in the store as free asset.

Thank you Urbanlamb



There is a way to do it in modelling and have it work inside muvizu but I dont know if sketchup can do it. (see the trees I made they are all one unit), but if this is too difficult the only other option is as I said.

Also remember the characters wont move with the car anyhow so if your putting a character in the car it needs to be stationary anyhow.
edited by urbanlamb on 23/10/2016
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23/10/2016 21:52:45

tonyob67
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Also remember the characters wont move with the car anyhow so if your putting a character in the car it needs to be stationary anyhow.
edited by urbanlamb on 23/10/2016


You are absolutely right....thank you
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