Making your whites whiter – Paint-01

19 November 2012 Jonathan Breen 1 Comment
ArchiCAD, ArchiCAD 16, Tip of the Day

Paint-01 is the default material for a lot of ArchiCAD elements however when viewing in 3D people have commented that it looks more like a dull grey

The reason for this is lighting and shadows, very rarely do you get a pure white as it would be difficult to see in the 3D window

However if you want to set it up so that it appears closer to how you want it we will need to edit the material settings

Go to Options>Elements Attributes>Materials and from the drop down list select Paint-01

The reflection of light can determine how ‘bright’ a material appears so increasing the Ambient and Diffuse reflection can improve things slights

However if you adjust the Emission colour to a lighter grey it will appear much brighter

NOTE: If you set it to white the material may be difficult to see in 3D so there needs to be some shading

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