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 Using the Material Editor

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When you select a material in your scene using the SketchUp Material Editor, the Shaderlight properties are shown in the Shaderlight Material Editor.

 

Select materials in your scene by using the SketchUp eyedropper SUpipette

Select the SketchUp paint bucket (which opens the SketchUp Material Editor)
Hold down the Apple CMD key (the paint bucket cursor then changes to a eyedropper)

 

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Click on an object that uses the material you want to edit
The material will be highlighted in the Colors In Model section of the SketchUp Material Editor
The Shaderlight properties can be edited in the Shaderlight Material Editor

 

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Important Note: The SketchUp Material Editor on the Mac has some inconsistent behaviour (for more information click here) which means that the best way to select materials for editing is to always use the selection eyedropper

 

By default, Shaderlight uses an Auto material preset. If you have applied a material from the standard SketchUp collection, Shaderlight automatically assigns properties so that the material renders correctly. Ceramic tiles have a bump texture to show the relief in the grouting; metal materials are reflective; polished wood is glossy with distinctive grain.

 

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SketchUp Library Materials automatically take on correct Shaderlight properties

 

In addition to the Auto material, there are 8 preset material types that can be selected as an alternative or used for new materials you create yourself. Each of the preset material types has a variety of alternative finishes you can use to fine tune the look.

 

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