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Using custom image for shrub object

brittsax
Booster

I am trying to use a custom image for the built in shrub object and the image I have loaded is not showing up on the object in 3D. The object just appears white. It even appears white if I don't use a custom image. 

 

The goal is to place a logo on the building and I am using the shrub object to place a custom image like Shoegnome Architects tutorial.

AC25 USA • iMac 27" 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 gb ram • OS Catalina 10.15.7
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Solution

Did you set the Replace Surface Option for your Object (see attach) ?


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ArchiCad 3.43 to 26
MacOS Monterey

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Solution

Hi,

 

If your goal is to place an image on a wall you'd better used the "Picture 25" object.


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BrunoH
Expert

Hi,

 

In the 3D Window Images will only appears in Textured styles not in White model styles.

ArchiCad 3.43 to 26
MacOS Monterey

Hi, the 3D isn't in white model style, I've tried multiple styles and the rest of the model has the correct colors etc. but the image still shows white. Actually now its showing brown and I don't know why 

AC25 USA • iMac 27" 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 gb ram • OS Catalina 10.15.7
Solution

Did you set the Replace Surface Option for your Object (see attach) ?


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ArchiCad 3.43 to 26
MacOS Monterey

Got it to work thanks! I had to override that option. Is there a way to rotate the object to be parallel with the wall?

AC25 USA • iMac 27" 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 gb ram • OS Catalina 10.15.7

You can set a rotation angle in the object's parameters or you can use the rotation command.

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ArchiCad 3.43 to 26
MacOS Monterey

Thanks, I did that but in 3D view the image changes automatically. Maybe because it's supposed to look 3D like a shrub but in this case I don't want it to 

AC25 USA • iMac 27" 4.2GHz Intel Core i7 | 16 gb ram • OS Catalina 10.15.7

If it is a 'billboard' style object (a flat board in 3D), then it will rotate automatically to face the camera in 3D (upon re-build of view in perspective).

 

Barry.

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Solution

Hi,

 

If your goal is to place an image on a wall you'd better used the "Picture 25" object.


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ArchiCad 3.43 to 26
MacOS Monterey
JaredBanks
Mentor

Three comments:

 

1) I love that my video inspired you to try this.

2) for anyone curious, here's the video the OP is referencing: http://www.shoegnome.com/2022/06/23/image-based-objects-in-Archicad/

3) I agree with @BrunoH: you want to use the Picture object for this so that the element stays in a static facing rather than always re-orientating to face the camera. With the Picture object you can also turn off the frame or set it to be very thin if that's of value to your sign.

Jared Banks, AIA
Shoegnome Architects

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