We have about 15 scenes we need to export in a model of a city. We have to export each scene twice:
- One jpg where the buildings are white, and grass/pavement and trees (complex components) have textures
- One jpg where everything’s the same except the floors in each building are colored according to their land use (red, blue, green, orange, etc.)
Basically I’d need an alternate color scheme but only for some objects where everything else stays one color/texture.
We can easily set the color for all land use layers, but things like tree components would need 5 layers of their own to render properly, and even still we’d need to save an image file of the texture since Sketchup won’t allow users to set a layer’s “color” to a texture from the Materials library.
Allow users to set a layer’s color to “none” so that when Color By Layer is enabled, layers without a color render using their in-model textures/colors.
I tried workarounds with dynamic components and it was way too time consuming.
I also tried creating all 15 scenes I need and then a 16th scene that only saves the style (color by layer is on) and layer visibility (stuff with textures is hidden). This way I can pretty easily toggle between my buildings white view and buildings color view at the same camera angles for exporting but then I’d need to combine the exported images on top of each other in Photoshop or something for the colored-view to have the trees show up.
If anyone could help/give me some other ideas that’d be great