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SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

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Time for action - applying Alpha transparency to face-me components

Time for action - applying Alpha transparency to face-me components

If you have photo-based 2D trees or people in your SketchUp scene, these might have Alpha maps. This means that parts of the image are made transparent. To view this correctly in Kerkythea you may have to save the material image from SketchUp and apply it as a map in Kerkythea, otherwise it'll render like the preceding image. Confused? No need to be, it's as simple as this:

  1. Open a scene in SketchUp and place a 2D tree in it from the 3D Warehouse.
  2. If it's been made by using Alpha transparency, it'll look slightly fuzzy at the edges in SketchUp, like this:
  3. Now go to the materials ...

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