I’ve been working on model of a community center for the non-profit I work with. The 3 faces of the exterior of the structure itself have intricate murals on them.
This is the building:
I’ve finally figured out (courtesy of the very helpful people in this thread) how to convert the mural into a texture to apply to the several hundred brick faces that make up the overall mural.
My problem now is that certain parts of the center of the mural are empty. For example, in the real world these parts are just exposed brick as shown here:
I’m importing the file as a texture PNG onto the texture control geometry face thing, where you can see which parts of the mural are transparent and which are not. Note, the areas where the window cut out are show paint spilling over onto the because it’s easier for formatting - it works out fine when applied):
My issue is that when I apply the texture to all of the brick faces, it turns the brick faces in the areas that are transparent on the texture control geometry thing transparent as well, when what I actually wanted was for them to remain their normal brick color.
This wouldn’t be such a problem if the areas where the transparency lined up perfectly with the bricks (or even just had straight edges), but it’s very uneven and I cant simply go and repaint the gaps. (i.e. the rounded asparagus head above the window opening.
My guess is that I need to figure out someway to vectorize (is that a word?) the image so that theres a way for SketchUp to tell where the pants stops and the transparency starts - or maybe there’s a unique color code for transparency that some feature can convert transparent areas adjacent to colored areas into edges or something?
I’m honestly not sure, but after spending some time google searching I wasn’t able to find any information examples of how to overcome this issue (possibly because I don’t even know the right words to search).
Does anyone have any suggestions? Here’s a link to the model in Google Drive:
I’ve added it to the 3D warehouse as well
Any help would be greatly appreciated!