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Offline mdorval

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Labels importing too small to scale
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:22:13 am »
Hello, I am a graphic designer using Keyshot 4 to render packaging designs. Not a power user by any stretch of the imagination. When I import my label onto the material on my canister model it comes in really small. When I scale it up to 5 (max) it is still too small. The label should wrap completely around the canister. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong?
Thx,
Mike

Offline edwardo

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Re: Labels importing too small to scale
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 08:33:09 am »
you can go beyond '5' by manually typing in the scale box. Also try re-saving your image file at 72 dpi but obviously keeping all the pixels. Is it saved at 300dpi?


Offline mdorval

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Re: Labels importing too small to scale
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2013, 08:56:27 am »
The image file is at 72dpi. It seems obvious now, but keying in the scale size instead of using the slider worked fine. I think part of my problem is that my IGS file (which I get from a vendor) is built in little pieces, so the label does not apply to the entire canister model. Thx!

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Re: Labels importing too small to scale
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2013, 10:42:46 am »
You may have to make sure that you copy and paste the material on all the pieces - shift left click to copy, shift right click to copy and link. Once they are all linked, then you can apply the label over multiple surfaces.