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Decals and Graphitti

Eric Milberger
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I know that I can drape a material on an object - like wallpaper
And hang a picture that has a png file attached

My questions is how to apply a decal or graffiti

I need to place graphics on the walls that are decals or signage panted on the wall

AND

Paint Graffiti art on the wall
Eric Milberger, Architect | Master Planner
Archicad 25
AecoSim
Microstation
Windows 10 64bit

Remote - i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core

Office - Processor i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core
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Emre Senoglu
Advocate
so i would first prepare the file in png format, with the correct transparency. then create a material in archicad, turn the transparency layer on. then assign that material to a wall element to only one side of the wall. the other materials of the wall should be an empty material. alternatively, you could use a picture frame for the same method, but i think it would be easier with the wall, due to the limited material settings in the frame gdl object.

you wont get a perfect decal, but it will do the trick fast. here's a video showing how to do all this:
https://www.loom.com/share/3395000938cc47c1b51ce438a2f75048
Archicad 22 TUR / 23 INT - Ryzen 2700x / Geforce GTX 1660Ti
Corona Renderer // Quixel Suite // Twinmotion // Rhinoceros
İmge Mimarlık // instagram

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Emre Senoglu
Advocate
so i would first prepare the file in png format, with the correct transparency. then create a material in archicad, turn the transparency layer on. then assign that material to a wall element to only one side of the wall. the other materials of the wall should be an empty material. alternatively, you could use a picture frame for the same method, but i think it would be easier with the wall, due to the limited material settings in the frame gdl object.

you wont get a perfect decal, but it will do the trick fast. here's a video showing how to do all this:
https://www.loom.com/share/3395000938cc47c1b51ce438a2f75048
Archicad 22 TUR / 23 INT - Ryzen 2700x / Geforce GTX 1660Ti
Corona Renderer // Quixel Suite // Twinmotion // Rhinoceros
İmge Mimarlık // instagram

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Carstenem
Enthusiast
I recommend watching this tutorial to add your graffiti. You can use the diffuse channel as long as your graffiti image as an alpha channel.

Eric Milberger
Booster
Emre - thank-you this is perfect. The picture and drape will not work but his does perfectly for both painted work and graphics
Eric Milberger, Architect | Master Planner
Archicad 25
AecoSim
Microstation
Windows 10 64bit

Remote - i7-8550U CPU @ 1.80GHz, 2001 Mhz, 4 Core

Office - Processor i7-8700K CPU @ 3.70GHz, 3696 Mhz, 6 Core

Emre Senoglu
Advocate
hey eric, great to hear.
Archicad 22 TUR / 23 INT - Ryzen 2700x / Geforce GTX 1660Ti
Corona Renderer // Quixel Suite // Twinmotion // Rhinoceros
İmge Mimarlık // instagram

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