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Message - Re: UPDATE: Importing into Artlantis from DW

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Posted by  Jeff on January 23, 2001 at 12:21:58:

In Reply to:  Re: UPDATE: Importing into Artlantis from DW posted by GaryV on January 23, 2001 at 09:14:12:

Gary,

I think you got it Gary. The scale thing was a must, if we wanted to add some sense out of textures and builder specs. Having the items listed in the Artlantis 'Material List' is turning out to be a great time saving thing too. The biggest shock about using the DXF is the CoLoR that your model ends up, before you apply new ones and/or textures. When DXF gets imported in, a group of rainbow colors are just randomly assigned to objects on a first come basis (i.e. a bright red roof). If you have done a lot of color work in DW...it's lost. That ain't all bad if your going to redo them anyways. However, if you are going to take the color work that you have fine tuned in DW and just use Artlantis to position a few camaras, lights, and create the animation, 3DMF is best. Some of what Larry does, as an example, may be best accomplished by still using 3DMF. He rarely uses "memory-hogging" textures in most of his animations.

I wanted to use DXF; I did not want to use DW materials/textures; I wanted the items to be identified on the way to Artlantis; You don't have many choices on how to do that. I had to create a Materials list that would accomplish that. Let me know how we lost you. Maybe seeing is believing...here is a shot...

Here is the Materials that we created above in our template. Create a blank DW file (call it something like template.dw). Open the file in a word processor like Microsoft Word. Replace the Existing Materials list with the list below. Save the file. You know have the list we are using. I'm sure we will be changing it a little as we go. Remember to change the numMaterials: line too, remembering that the 'none' material counts as one also. You will note that the very first time you use the file, that DW adds the standard materials back to the list. However, the the template materials stay at the top of the list.

See ya
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numMaterials: 34

Material: none
0

Material: Wall
1
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 0.97 0.95
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Trim
2
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.97 0.97 0.97
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Front Door
3
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.62 0.52 0.45
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Window
4
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 1 1
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Glass
5
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.9 0.98 1
Opacity: 0.2
SpecularReflectivity: 0.5
SmoothnessExponent: 100

Material: Stonework
6
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.82 0.62 0.43
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Brick
7
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.39 0 0.07
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Soldier Course
8
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.39 0 0.06
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Rowlock
9
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.39 0 0.08
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Facia
10
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.98 0.98 0.98
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Roofing
11
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0 0 0
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Patio or Porch
12
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.9 0.9 0.9
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Patio Door
13
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.99 1 1
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Railing
14
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 1 0.99
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Shutter
15
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0 0.19 0.33
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Vent
16
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 0.97 0.96
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Gutter
17
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.96 0.96
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Other Doors
18
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.62 0.52 0.44
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Railing
19
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 0.99 1
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Floor
20
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.5 0.58 0.74
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Foundation
21
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.84 0.84 0.84
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Brass Hardware
22
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 1 0.86 0.43
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Garage Door
23
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.47 0.27 0.13
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Driveway
24
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.66 0.66 0.66
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Walk
25
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.78 0.78 0.78
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Bedding
26
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.47 0.27 0.13
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Fence
27
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.86 0.86 0.86
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Window Covering
28
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.7
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Misc A
29
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.7
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Misc B
30
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.71
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Misc C
31
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.69
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Misc D
32
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.68
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1

Material: Misc E
33
MaterialType: Properties
Color: 0.96 0.62 0.72
Opacity: 1
SpecularReflectivity: 0.09
SmoothnessExponent: 1


 


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