Replacing matched photo

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#1

I’m making an outline model of two sides of the house, in order to look at different paint combinations. The photo is a corner shot, with good perspective lines. Having built the model, I relize that I should have first modified it in Gimp, to set the house itself to a greyscale with the yard as coloured surrounds.

Is is possible to directly replace the existing photo? If so, how? If not, how would you suggest I try to achieve this objective? I have Sketchup 2017 on a Mac with Sierra.


#2

Could you not just paint the faces in the model with the materials/colors you want? The photo of the house doesn’t need to show at all.


#3

That’s true, but I think you get a better idea of the colours if you see the house in context. The other aspect is that, if i can project the greyscaled image onto the model with a reduced opacity, I can leave the model as the most basic shapes, and the details, like all of the weatherboards, will show.


#4

Are you trying to show the colors on the house or on the landscape?

Copy the model to a new file. Use Edit.Copy and Edit>Paste in place. Then import the gray scale version of the photo as a Match Photo image. You could do it in the original file but the file would be bloated with the color and gray scale images.


#5

I’ll give that a go. Thanks.


#6

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