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Offline amrit02

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Nylon Mesh Materials and Embroidery
« on: November 23, 2016, 11:53:05 am »
Hi guys, New to keyshot here !

I am using Keyshot as part of a workflow from Marvelous Designer (MD) . I am trying to create an embroidered lace dress consisting of two parts:
- The mesh
- The embroidery (which is sewn on the mesh)

They are imported as 2 different materials in Keyshot . The  issue I have in the transparency, in the embroidery (which is a PNG image file with alpha channel )

Since an embroidery is normally on top of the mesh, some parts of the image are transparent, which makes me have to upload a opacity file EVERYTIME i open a new embroidery on the mesh. This is quite time consuming especially since the embroidery file already has an Alpha channel.

I would like to be able for it to detect the alpha channel automatically , and detect transparency without me having to create and open the Opacity file everytime.

I tried changing the "Material Type" of my embroidery to "Glass" . It automaticaly detects transparency in the alpha channel of the PNG file , however the texture is well , glass .  The embroidery is Nylon.

Below are some pictures of what my render is , in MD , and in Keyshot .

Hope anyone can be of assistance.
Thanks !


Offline Rex

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Re: Nylon Mesh Materials and Embroidery
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 12:44:11 pm »
Hold alt on the color/diffuse texture thumbnail button and drag it onto the opacity channel to copy.  Does that help?

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Re: Nylon Mesh Materials and Embroidery
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2016, 01:23:34 pm »
Hold alt on the color/diffuse texture thumbnail button and drag it onto the opacity channel to copy.  Does that help?

THANKS ! It worked.

One additional question ,
can i change the diffuse color (not blend with) of my texture. So if my embroidery is gold, i can diffuse a color on top of it and completely change the color.  I can't seem to find a way to do it,  even by working with various Material types. 

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Re: Nylon Mesh Materials and Embroidery
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2016, 01:26:30 pm »
Yes you will have to feed your texture map through the Color Adjust node in the Material Graph and use the hue adjustment.