Picture command transparency disappears if assigned on command line

I use the picture command in a macro to add an image for background reference, but if I copy & paste any geometry within my document then the transparency goes to 0. Here are steps:

Use picture command to add a surface with an image on it.
Select the picture and run -properties
Materials
Objects
Rhinoceros
Transparency
80
Enter
Enter

THEN:
draw anything
select it & click Copy
Paste

Result I see is that the picture loses it’s transparency.

I use this macro: ! Picture pause pause sellast -properties m o r t 80 enter enter

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Yes, I’m seeing what you do if I run your macro to set the transparency. However, the odd thing is that if I set the transparency manually through the slider Properties>Material, it doesn’t happen.

The Materials tab for the picture with the transparency set manually (that stays) looks like this:

The one with the transparency set via macro looks like this:

You can see that the one set manually retains its “Picture” type material while the one set via macro doesn’t… Don’t know what all the mechanism should be here, perhaps @andy can comment here.

–Mitch

Exactly.

Hi Mitch, Peter, Yep, I see this - thanks

https://mcneel.myjetbrains.com/youtrack/issue/RH-43708

-Pascal