RobynKS

How to change direction of Colourbond/Metal Roofing

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Hi all, I have a client with a Picket fence. She loves her fence but wants to increase the height and modernize the look.

I have tried to make a few examples for her to view. In the fence with the metal roofing in the base the corrugation is running the wrong way. I have searched for info to no avail. 

? How do I change the direction of the metal corrugation please.

I can explain to her that the corrugations will run the other way. However it seams every time we meet I am apologizing as I am unable to get the software to do what I want.

 

I would love to give her the examples the way they will be in real life.

Many Thanks Robyn

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you need to rotate the material using it's definition like this:

 

make a copy of the Material to your User Library ,rename it appropriately, then open the material and on the texture tab set the Angle to 90° instead of 0°

 

for Vector Views do the same thing on the Pattern Tab

 

Note that for some reason this does not work well with all textures for some reason.

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Thanks Mick. I did not get exactly what You meant but I got a great idea from your reply. In the hope that this post helps others ,  here is what I did. 

As Mick told me I wend to vector view of my fence samples. It can be selected under 3D scroll down to Rendering Techniques.

I clicked on the corrugated roofing on my fence.

Then On the define materials tool. Its a coloured ribbon next to the $sign near the eyedropper.

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 Then have a look at the photo I have numbered my steps.

 

Good luck.

Thanks Mick you got my brain a working. x

 

 

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looks like your roofing iron was already at 90° so you had to switch it to 0° (same as 180)

 

the only issue with what you have done is that you may have changed the definition of your LR Roofing to 0° in the library ( place on a roof to check) , which is why I suggested making a copy in the library of the material and renaming to a new material ( eg LRun Horizontal) , then rotating it and then applying the new material to the fence. This also allows you to use it in future plans.

 

M.

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Beginners and teenagers know it all. LOL Thanks Mick. In this case I have a tiled roof so I was safe. I greatly appreciate your concerns and have ran some test plans . Someone upstairs must have been watching over me. x

David great video many thanks. x

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Hi Mick I watched Davids video again with what you had explained to me in mind. I think the reason I was safe was,  I did not change the Pattern I only changed the texture. By only changing the texture it did not change my default material. A great lesson has been learned here by me, many thanks again to you and David.

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Hi , In David's video it shows another way to make a new material to keep in your library for next time starting at about 4:15min in. which maybe easier to understand than my explanation above ,I can make a video of that too if you'd like.

 

I realise now you only changed the material  IN PLAN not in the Library , so the library material will be fine as you have seen.

 

I just had a look at the White Corrugated Material Definition and now see the Pattern is set to Strip , which is why the angle is needs to  be set to 90° for the Pattern but not the Texture (photo) , usually the Pattern and Texture angle must be the same so they both show the same in Standard or Vector Views.

 

apologies for any confusion.

 

M.

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No apologizes needed Mick.  Your help is always welcome and even through I do not always understand what you are telling me, your comments always get me thinking and I am usually able to work through the subject. Therefore all forms of instruction are most welcome. Many Thanks Robyn. 

 

My next question is resizing I have posted a new topic and look forward to your replies. x

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