Sketchup’s organization of materials is very confusing to me.
First, I download some materials from online as jpeg’s and stored them in a folder called custom_materials. I then went to “preferences” and changed the “materials” path to the custom_materials path. Then I went to the materials window and did not find any folder or sub-folder for the custom_materials folder. Actually, just checking my “materials” in “preferences” after I closed and reopened sketchup the “materials” path went back to the default, so apparently that cannot be changed?
Then I tried going to the materials window and clicking the “details” button and choosing “add collection to favorites” and navigated to the custom_materials folder and selected it, it created the folder at the bottom but when I opened it none of my materials (jpeg files) where showing.
The other question is when I go to the 3d warehouse and import a texture, I can use it but how do I save it to my custom_materials.
I’ve searched for a tutorial on materials management and could not find on. Surely my need are not unique, I find materials on the web or in 3d warehouse and would simply like to save them in an organized way so that if I want to use them again I can go to the materials window and easily find them.
BTW- I’m on Sketchup 2018