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By Eric Milberger
I know that I can drape a material on an object - like wallpaper
And hang a picture that has a png file attached

My questions is how to apply a decal or graffiti

I need to place graphics on the walls that are decals or signage panted on the wall


Paint Graffiti art on the wall
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By Emre Senoglu
so i would first prepare the file in png format, with the correct transparency. then create a material in archicad, turn the transparency layer on. then assign that material to a wall element to only one side of the wall. the other materials of the wall should be an empty material. alternatively, you could use a picture frame for the same method, but i think it would be easier with the wall, due to the limited material settings in the frame gdl object.

you wont get a perfect decal, but it will do the trick fast. here's a video showing how to do all this: ... 38a2f75048
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By Carstenem
I recommend watching this tutorial to add your graffiti. You can use the diffuse channel as long as your graffiti image as an alpha channel.

Diffuse channel 1.jpg
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Diffuse channel 2.jpg
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By Emre Senoglu
hey eric, great to hear. :)