Render Materials Missing Layer Information (Overview)

Render Materials Missing Layer Information (Overview)

As of build 15.6.1806, the Microvellum Apply Material screen contains a column for the AutoCAD Layer Name. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of the Apply Materials screen.

This new column makes it possible to set up rendering colors without opening the database and making modifications there. You now use the Apply Materials screen accessed by clicking the Change Material button from the Camera command group.

The Microvellum drawing templates contain layers that are set up with a rendering material.

Fig. 1 – Change Material Button

This opens the Apply Materials screen containing the Microvellum and non-Microvellum materials.

The figures below demonstrate the difference between the Apply Material screen with a non-Microvellum drawing template open and the same screen with a Microvellum drawing template open.

To save time, be sure to open a Microvellum drawing template containing the rendering material assignments. Otherwise, you will need to assign a material to each layer.


Fig. 2 – Current Apply Materials with Non-Microvellum Drawing Template (Room Components Layers)

Here is a previous build Apply Materials screen for comparison (ignore the red arrows).


Fig. 3 – Previous Apply Materials Screen (Room Components Layers)


Fig. 4 – Current Apply Materials with Microvellum Drawing Template (Room Components Layers)


Fig. 5 – Current Apply Materials with Non-Microvellum Drawing Template (Product Layers)


Fig. 6 – Current Apply Materials with Microvellum Drawing Template (Product Layers)

See Render Materials Missing Layer Information (Reference) in the Microvellum Knowledge Network for a reference article explaining the commands and control options of the Apply Materials screen.

See Add New Rendering Materials in Toolbox in the Microvellum Knowledge Network for an article giving more information about interacting with the rendering materials in Toolbox.


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