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Modelling and drafting in ARCHICAD. (Example: How can I model a Roof soffit/fascia?)

Moderators: Karl Ottenstein, LaszloNagy, ejrolon, Barry Kelly, gkmethy

By Darren
I can not seem to alter the colour of the ROOF - CORRUGATED SHEET MATTE surface colour or find an alternate to use.
I am looking for a variety of different cladding profiles and colours to use as alternate surface options for my renders such as LYSAGHT LONGLINE 305 in different colours.
Any help would be appreciated.
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By Barry Kelly
Rendered images use the texture image that is associated to a Surface Material.
The texture image is not something you can just change the colour of.
You must have various texture images for each colour and/or profile roof sheeting.
You can either find these on the internet, create your own in a photo editing program, or have a look in the surface texture catalogue that come with Archicad.

So you need to create a new Surface Material for each colour/profile roof material that you want.
Each Surface Material will have a different texture image.
You then change the Surface Material (or Building Material) of your elements (roof) to change the colour.

By Darren
Hi Barry
Thank you for the feedback.
I thought that was the case. I did find some images on the net provided by a manufactures but the file type was not compatible.

I will keep looking.