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material library and template

Postby meriil » Sun Mar 25, 2012 7:19 pm

hey guys, what is the difference between a material library and a template?

which can be edited? thanks
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Re: material library and template

Postby Fletch » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:34 pm

Merrill, the User Manual is both very well written, and very well organized. Your answer is provided clearly and in great detail there. Please see the link in my signature.


Essentially, Library Materials are edited via Kerkythea, utilizing the (free) Kerkythea as an advanced material editing studio.
Twilight allows you on the other hand to apply material templates to any texture/material except the "default" SU material so that you can quickly create many complex and advanced materials with no effort. Many of these materials are extremely difficult even for advanced users of Kerkythea to create, but you get them at the click of a button in Twilight with full SketchUp integration. These Templates can be edited via the Twilight Material editor to create 98% of the materials needed by architects. There are, on rare occasions, some materials needed that are not available as templates, in most cases they are already provided in very well done and free available libraries at Kerkythea.net downloads section.
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Re: material library and template

Postby meriil » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:03 am

thanks for the detailed reply and manual, Fletch. i also read your answer on
viewtopic.php?p=7464

according to the provided link, is it possible that some material libraries can not be edited in kerkythea either?

(take zuliban floor for instance. i tried to change the bump map and diffuse map size, but in vain)
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Re: material library and template

Postby Fletch » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:42 pm

If you know how to use Kerkythea and its material editor, I'm not sure why you would not be able to modify any Kerkythea library material using Kerkythea's material editor.
Please post the problem with that to the Kerkythea forum. Many there will likely be happy to help.
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