Paint bucket glitch when overlaying two colors


#1

Hi folks,

SketchUp newbie alert! All due apologies…

My problem: Every time I drag one element with a colored face over another one, the colors glitch out. The example here: I had accidentally deleted the fill in the interior space (showing as grey in first screengrab). Following @Geo’s sage advice, I re-added the fill by redrawing one edge (2nd screengrab; see how the existing color is glitching). You can see what happened when I then filled the grey space with black using the Paint Bucket (3rd grab).

My set-up: SketchUp Pro 14 (trial version); MacBook Pro (2.3 GHz Intel Core i7) running OSX 10.9.5.

Many thanks for reading.

M.


#2

Hi Matt,

The iridescent flashing you see is called z-fighting; two faces (not fill) occupying the same space.
Aidan explains how to fix the problem in this video:

Also see the Flickering Faces topic on this Page at the SketchUp Sage Site
Share the model and we’ll have a look if you’d like.

-Geo


#3

Thanks @Geo! This is very helpful.

I just figured out another fix: the issue usually happens for me when using 3D type. I found if I ‘explode’ it, the problem goes away. Yay for me.

I’d send you my model but I think it might be too horrifying in terms of rookie errors. :smile:

Cheers,

Matt

ps “consider hiding the naughty face”; “crinkled tinfoil”. You guys are hilarious.


#4

If you explode the group and all geometry is in the same context, the faces intersect and there are no longer two faces for the z-fighting…