Applying material over a matched photo


#1

I am a sketchup newbie. I admit it. I have created a new project using a photo, and photo matched it. Then i have added rectangles that appear to be layered on top the photo matched background. I want to paint them with a color, but when I click the paint bucket on the rectangle, nothing happens. No color is applied. Is there something I need to do when photo matching, to allow models to be painted or textured over them? Thanks.


#2

The PhotoMatch function, for some reason, places two copies of the photo in your model, one behind your model and another in front of it. Window menu>Styles>Edit>Modeling settings has a slider and a tickbox to regulate the transparency of the “foreground” photo or to turn it completely off.

Anssi


#3

Thank you so much! Wow, what a buried but important feature! :slight_smile: Tom


#4

I am day late and a dollar short my self. I was working on a Match Photo Thursday morning and was lucky enough to find info about it in the tutorial I found.It is a BIG help, also X-ray mode when tracing over image…Peace…