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Offline Speedster

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How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« on: October 01, 2011, 09:57:30 am »
Hi all;

I'm having fits with decals. I assume this is addressed in KS3, but I need to use multiple decals on a current project.

I can't apply separate (multiple) decals to a single surface.  Think sponsor decals on a racecar.  I apply the first decal, all OK as expected.  When I apply the second decal, the first disappears. And so on.  In the past I anticipated this and mapped those surfaces differently in CAD, then applied the same KS material to all.  I could place the individual decals onto those surfaces without issue.

I've seen some of you do this successfully.  What's the trick?

Thanks!
Bill G

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2011, 12:55:15 pm »
Hi Bill,

I'm puzzled- I've actually been having pretty good luck with multiple labels on a surface... I just tried again, and laid one of my sketches and a logo on a can model I built a while ago.... I'm even getting nice overlapping characteristics on the same surface.

I'm guessing it's something you'll kick yourself for not seeing earlier- a radio button, or setting. I won't insult your [superior] knowledge of keyshot by giving you my settings, but it should work one way or another!

Could the file format matter? I use .png for ALL my labels...

Good luck!


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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2011, 03:35:59 pm »
Hi Imz, and thanks for the comments. 

Yes, I'm very puzzled, as I've seen multiple decals many time on the Forum.  I usually use TIFF's with alpha, as well as Png's.  Iv'e tried both at one time!  No luck.  I've even renamed duplicates, when I have to apply more than one of the same decal. No luck.  I've check all the buttons, sliders, dials and widgets.  Nothing stands out.  "Repeat" works as it should, which I uncheck for this.  Frankly, I'm baffled!

Thomas, any clues?

Bill G
BTW- I sure don't have any "superior" knowledge.  I know some stuff, you know some stuff, we all know a lot of stuff.  But none of us know everything!

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 06:11:06 am »
Are you actually applying it as a label, not just a texture?

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 10:37:29 am »
As a label, or "Decal", not as a texture.
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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2011, 10:59:32 am »
Hi Bill,

I'm about to send you an email to see if we can figure this issue out.

Chad

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2011, 02:47:56 pm »
Are you using the "+" key to add the labels? Otherwise you are just overwriting the current one.

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2011, 09:17:24 am »
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Are you using the "+" key to add the labels? Otherwise you are just overwriting the current one.

Of course not! I thought it meant "add a decal", not really add a decal.  :-[  Chad just called, and got me straightened out in 10 seconds.  You guys are great!  My mom always said "When in doubt, follow instructions".

Thanks!!
Bill G

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2011, 10:03:46 am »
One last question-

I'm assuming that Label 1 is on top, and subsequent labels stack underneath?

I like the layering effect I got on the test can I made for Bill earlier in this thread.

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Re: How to apply separate decals to a single surface?
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2011, 04:02:53 pm »
That's what Chad showed me, and you can re-order them as well.  The + and - buttons bring forward or to the back.
Bill G