#1 By: GJ Meij, November 17th, 2013 12:20
Before buying Rhino V 5.0 I am checking the programm out with Rhino Level 1 v5 tutorial and the 64bit Testversion for MS Windows:
Everything went smooth until I came up to section of rendering screwdriver (p. 234) in Rhino Level 1 v5 I stopped and experimented with imported STEP file of one of my own original Solidworks assembly files.
Rhino changed all the assembled parts in the STEP- file to blocks and I try in same manner as the screwdriver in tutorial to change colors of the parts but they keep holding in to the "standard" layer 0 color for the whole assembly and all the parts within.
-sublayers can be turned off after I assigned color to them but the colors dont change a bit
-viewport is in rendered viewmode
-exploding the blocks dont help
#2 By: Wim R.M. Dekeyser, November 17th, 2013 12:44
Sounds like you will need to assign a color (or material) to the layer. For rendering (and thus also for the rendered viewport) you need to add materials to the objects or to the layers, not just a color to the layer. In the layer box, there is a column for layer color and for material. HTH.
#3 By: GJ Meij, November 17th, 2013 13:03
@wim thanks,colors aswell as materials are added to objects (and also to the objects defined within layers ) none of them change the viewport colors (in rendered mode or any other mode)
#4 By: Mitch Heynick, November 17th, 2013 13:09
You have exploded the blocks? Block objects do not obey the normal object color procedures... Check for nested blocks...
#5 By: GJ Meij, November 17th, 2013 13:27
@Helvetosaur Thanks, works out well, colors appear in the viewport