Cola Example from Aaron's book doesn't work in Sketchup 2023

I’ve been working through Aaron’s “Next Level” book, getting a lot out of it. The example on page 120, where he shows how to wrap a texture around a cylinder using a cola can was not working at all in Sketchup 2023. Out of curiosity, I tried it in Sketchup 2022 (I kept my old version around). It works perfectly there.

So, is this a bug in Sketchup 2023, or is there a new and different way to do this now?


Are you using SketchUp 2023 Pro or SketchUp Free (web) as indicated in your profile?

Sorry I should update that. Sketchup Pro.

Thanks for updating. Can you share your model so we can see how you’ve set it up?

I did log a bug about this a while ago (SKOR-17567 in our system). I don’t know when it will be fixed. I added a link in the bug report to your post, so that when it does get fixed I can come back and tell you.

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Thanks, Colin!

It seems like it’s a bug. Get Aaron’s Chapter 5 file from the Warehouse and select the “Wrapping” scene if you want to try it. That’s the model.

I did this just now.

Might as well tag @TheOnlyAaron so he can help me convince people to fix the problem!

Applying the whole texture in one go still works. It’s when you show hidden geometry and sample a face, and apply it to adjacent faces, that the texture position gets a bit crazy.

Here is my not terribly exciting screen recording to show the problem.

@colin is there an update on when this will be fixed? Tried teaching my class the Adjacent Faces Method today and those with 2023 could not get it to work (using both Pro and Studio). Users w/ 2022 had no trouble.