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Why do models imported from SketchUp appear "red"?

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks!' started by Dany, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. Dany

    Dany Administrator
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    Jan 16, 2014
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    Many of you have asked this question; here is the answer/explanation:

    If all objects in a .skp file are placed on SketchUp's default 'Layer 0', which is red-coloured by default, this will indeed happen. Much like WYSIWYG and AutoCAD and other similar applications, SketchUp features a layer system, and the colour of the layers is not always the same as the colour of the objects they contain (again, same as in WYSIWYG, etc.). Please open the attached colours.skp and colours.wyg files, and note how the objects on the left, which are on the 'magenta', 'cyan' and 'yellow' layers are coloured with these same colours (so they appear the same in WYSIWYG, in both Wireframes and Shaded Views), but the objects on the right, which are on the default 'Layer 0' layer, appear coloured as intended in WYSIWYG's Shaded View, but red in the Wireframe.



    View attachment colours.zip
    #1 Dany, Jul 18, 2014
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