Solidworks file converted to STEP and imported cannot change colors in standard layer for rendering


#1

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


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

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

@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

You have exploded the blocks? Block objects do not obey the normal object color procedures… Check for nested blocks…

–Mitch


#5

@Helvetosaur Thanks, works out well, colors appear in the viewport