Adding textures permanently to Mac's paint bucket

#1

The answer is probably somewhere on the net, but all I am seeing are Windows related stuff. Can someone tell me how to download textures from 3D Warehouse so that they stay permanently in my paint bucket? I know how to downloaded them into the model which is automatic but how do I get them to stay permanently so the next time I open a new SU file, the textures will be available for the new drawing?

TIA
John

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#2

You can drag the texture from the In Model collection to the palette at the bottom of the Materials window. Then select the library into which you want to save the texture and drag it from the palette into that library.

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#3

Good tip @daver as I didn’t know that one.

@jawick - you can also set up a new folder by going to your preference and clicking on the ‘Materials’ folder icon and creating one there. Then, if you have .SKM formatted materials, you can just drop them in. If yours are in JPeG or PNG format, then you can upload your model with the materials you want to use to 3D Warehouse and then download them as SKMs. See screenshots. Both Daves and my methods only allow for one image to be created (daves) or downloaded (mine) at a time. Would be ideal if you could import or download as a batch.






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#4

the dragging in the palette stopped working long ago, though, only colors can be added in the palette. You can move them one by one via the active color next to the palette, but it is very clumsy.

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#5

Eric,

When I go to 3D Warehouse and download a texture it doesn’t go into my material folder. It goes into the Colors In Model. I need to be able to take them out of Colors In Model

and put them into the materials folder or know how to specify the materials folder for downloads from 3D Warehouse.

John

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#6

After collecting the materials from the 3D Warehouse into the In Model colors, click on the List drop down and choose Duplicate. Give the collection a useful name.

If you want to add further materials to an existing folder, you would select them in In Model, switch to the desired save to location and drag as @MikeWayzovski showed.

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#7

Ah yes I neglected to mention that you can download directly from 3D Warehouse from within SketchUp or externally using https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/ . The process I noted uses the website as then then the materials are download as .SKM to your drive. From there you can move them to your custom folder. Or Try @MikeWayzovski 's method. Good to have options!

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#8

That takes care of that! Thank you much Eric!

John

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#9

no problem!

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