Missing opacity slider - Sketchup 2016


#1

Hi,

I can’t find my opacity slider in the Materials menu. Is this a glitch in 2016, or if I need to edit the materials menu, how do I do that?

No opacity slider


#2

Supposed to be…


#3

Can’t you expose more of the Materials browser by either lengthening the tray or minimizing one of the other dialogs in the tray?

-Gully


#4


#5

The Materials bar will not expand as DaveR demonstrated


#6

Okay, sorry, it was actually that the secondary select menu was at a minimum. I had to expand that menu first before I could expand the materials menu. My apologies. Clearly I’m new at Sketchup. Thanks for the quick replies.


#7

No need. There still are some layout glitches in the tray panels, as you have noticed. Especially if you use a High DPI monitor, and have set the UI scaling to 150% or more.

We all expect tweaks and fixes in the next version release.


#8

Hi, I’'m not exactly new… but I have the same problem with the Opacity slider. It simply will not be exposed! I’ve tried everything! There are no further expansions of secondary select menu. I can’t finish my project without this being fixed. Please help!!!


#9

Dave shows how to resize the panel above:
Missing opacity slider - Sketchup 2016

And if you have display scaling set to something higher than 100%, then set it back to 100% temporarily so you can set the material’s opacity. (You can always reset display scaling afterward.)


FYI, currently SketchUp supports 100%, 125% and 150% display scaling.