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    Create material library from image(.jpg) files

    Hi there,

    I would like to create my material library which contains lots of materials in there. If I have image(.jpg) files,would that by any chance I can load the image files and create them in the material library except doing one-by-one. Are there any API plugin support this?

    Thanks in advance
    Fern

    #2
    That would have to be one clever piece of plugin! Surely all your materials don't have the same amount of Glossiness, Reflectivity, Transparency, Bumps, etc., making it impossible to code a plug-in which will "Guess" what kinda material any particular .jpg is supposed to end out as... Sorry, I only see the hard way working for you.
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Im sure if you discount all of the additional settings (they would have to be done longhand) and consider the following:

      1. A directory full of JPEGS
      2. A repeatable step to create a new material
      3. Wanting a crude way to save yourself a few hours assigning them all

      I would bet you could take something like the Family Upgrade Utility (which is journal based, uses a list of files, and a repeatable process), and you could edit it to make it happen in short order...
      Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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        #4
        Thanks for quick reply and advise!!

        @Aaron : Please give me some suggestion where could I find the "Family Upgrade Utility" and change it. Thanks

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          #5
          It wont be simple, mind you.

          Its on your C drive somewhere, or on the DVD that Revit came on. Or search here, theyve been posted a few times. Its a simple .bat file, that runs and creates a journal file based on the files in the directory. Then just cut and paste pieces of a journal file from making one material, and so on...
          Aaron "selfish AND petulant" Maller |P A R A L L A X T E A M | Practice Technology Implementation
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            #6
            if you want Jpg to be your texture sure you can import it to bump and other setting like scale and color you can control it.
            If you want it as it is then make 2 copies one is colored and one is grey(black and white) by photoshop then import the jpg to material editor and greyscale to bump or cutout this will be useful for imaged jbg that need to show extrusions like brick or roof tile.

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