When preparing architectural elevations, I am required to show the color applied to each surface (for example an exterior wall could have a specific RGB).
Selecting the correct material color and applying it using Sketchup is no problem. But when it comes to exporting a 2D Elevation, sketchup (and layout) will map the color with a different RGB value; My guess is that the output is being influenced by Sketchup’s global lighting.
If that is the case, then an option to turn off or ignore global lighting when exporting a 2D image is necessary. Otherwise how can my elevations ever show accurate color?
Un-checking “use sun for shading” makes some difference but is still not an accurate color output.
The way I am checking color accuracy in the output file is to load it in Photoshop or Illustrator and sample the color.
In some cases the difference is obvious even within Sketchup - for example, as shown in my attached file, when viewing the colors Gold (255-215-00) and Yellow (255-255-0) the RGB values are quite different yet they almost always look identical in Parallel Projection mode within sketchup. I might be able to accept some difference within Sketchup - perhaps Layout could be the place to add this function (“ignore lighting”)?
Colour Mismatch.skp (19.9 KB)