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    Stone material rotated vertical

    I'm having a material rotation issue. I have some sloped walls which I made using the Wall By Face tool. I need to show a stone material on them. When I change the visual style to realistic, the stone is rotated vertically on the surfaces (as you can see in the attached image, it displays correctly on normal walls). I tried to solve this by editing the wall and changing the material to brick so that I could rotate it, but then the brick displays correctly. That one really baffled me. Any ideas on what could be causing this?

    I suppose I could just duplicate the stone material and rotate the .jpg by 90 degrees, but I'd really like to figure out what is causing this. Thanks for the help.
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    #2
    Any chance that it could be related to this thread ?

    :beer:
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      I thought you might be on to something there, so I tried a little experiment. I created a new project with 2 similar masses side by side which were created by different methods. Mass 'A' was created by drawing a rectangle on the Level 1 plan, extruding up and then dragging out one line to get the sloped shape. Mass 'B' was created by drawing the profile on a vertical plan and extruding it 'sideways' (this is how the original masses were created which prompted this question). I've attached an image of the result. Still pretty unpredictable. Sometimes the material orients itself correctly, sometimes it's vertical and sometimes it aligns with the sloped face. Still baffled by this.
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        #4
        Hmmm.... Without testing at all... Could you apply a Surface Model Pattern to the material, and "simply" rotate the pattern to make it behave ?
        Klaus Munkholm
        "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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          #5
          Do you mean something like a brick pattern that can be selected and rotated?

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            #6
            Brick Pattern, Vertical Lines... whatever... just make sure it´s a Model Pattern, and not a Drafting Pattern.

            Go to an elevation view, TAB to select a pattern line, and use align or rotate to make it behave... ? Let us know if it works :beer:
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              The same thing happens as I mentioned in the original post. When I change the material to brick, it is rotated correctly. That's what makes it so confusing to me.
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                #8
                Just made a little test, using masonry brick on an horizonral extruded mass. The veritcal part of the mass render material is roiented right, but the slanted part is 90 deg of. Like Munkholm said, the surface patternline makes it possible to turn the pattern. @ RaiderArch - Witch Render appearance did you use for stones?
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                  #9
                  But using stone, there are no surface pattern lines that I can rotate. And when I switch the material to masonry brick all the surface materials are oriented correctly (see image in post #7). Even if I take a masonry surface pattern line, rotate it, and then switch back to stone, the orientation of the stone pattern doesn't change.

                  In answer to your question, the images I posted were using the 'Realistic' visual style.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by ptranberg View Post
                    Witch Render appearance did you use for stones?
                    RaiderArch, I think that what Peter is getting at, even when you "think" you´re choosing from different stone materials only, you are in reality also choosing from a bunch of different "presets" e.g. Stone Material, Masonry and CMU Material, Generic etc... Keep an eye out on the "description" filed when picking a base material... all those different "presets" will present you with different options too... maybe the secret lies within here?
                    Klaus Munkholm
                    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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