Okay, I have now spent about 30 hours trying to target the problem, but I am utterly exhausted by my failure. In short, I had a baseball cap, imported from the 3D warehouse, to which I have made a whole bunch of modifications. In addition to these modifications, I also wished to overlay a photo of the inside of a baseball cap onto the inside of the Sketchup, 3D Warehouse, baseball cap.
I understand that this requires texture and paintbox skill. I also understand that groups and components (which the 3D warehouse cap possessed in spades) must be disabled before messing around with textures… Finally, I understand that the cap’s curved surfaces present a problem.
Long story only slightly longer, I was and am able to overlay, on the inside of the cap - with help from paintbox - my imported photo. So now I am sooooo close to getting where and what I want.
Unfortunatley, the last step, editing the texture so that it alligns with the object in which it was placed, is impossible, because when I right click on the new texture surface, the texture edit menu will not appear. Nothing. Nada.
So now I can not properly position my image to the inside of the cap it has been imported into.
I have tried the following:
Searched like heck all over that 3d model cap and can not find any groups or components that I have not exploded already.
right clicked til I’m blue in the face all over that cap.
It should be noted that I imported another cap and had the same problem. However, I “right clicked” on a different item I’d not imported, which I’d just created in sketchpro, and there - wahlah! - was the texture edit menu. In other words, the menu only fails to appear where I need it … with this cap.