Losing colors when rendering with LightUp plug in?


#1

I’m using the plug in LightUp and when I render the file some, not all, of the elements are losing their color and turning white - has anyone seen this?

here is a screen shot:

ok here is screen shot. I can only post one b/c i am new here


#2

You need to upload the screen shot. DO that with the 7th button from the right above the text window when you edit the post.

Perhaps you could post a screen shot of your SketchUp model in Monochrome face style, too. Is it possible you have exposed reversed faces?


#3

here is that same view before rendering it in LightUp


#4

It is the Monochrome view we need to see.
Go View/Face style/ Monochrome and if the problematic faces are showing as a Bluish gray colour then you have faces reversed.
Many renderers ignore back faces.
Your model should look all white in monochrome, assuming you have the default face colours.


#5

here is that view in monochrome


#6

are the ‘missing’ materials applied to the surfaces or to the ‘group’ containing them?

john


#7

the cameras are not part of a group other than the group that makes them up, the drape, color on column behind camera, etc. are part of a group of objects making up the main components of the room (walls, columns, drape, etc.) Do you think grouping is possibly the issue?

other elements I can’t show (client logos on main set) are extruded objects i imported at .dwg files and then extruded. Those are only showing up as white as well.


#8

You missed John’s question. Did you apply the materials to the group wrappers or to the faces inside the groups?

I can see at least one reversed face in your monochrome view. The blue faces are reversed. You should correct those.


#9

do a simple test in another drawing…

make a cube, move a copy, paint one then make it a group, make the second a group and then paint it…

does LightUp see them the same?