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trenthoskings
Posts: 90
Registered: ‎11-25-2011
Message 1 of 9 (995 Views)

style editor

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05-27-2012 04:19 AM

How do i display all the Colors & Materials in the Style Editor for Inventor 2013.I only have Lighting and Default option available

Cheers

Trent

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trumpy81
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎10-22-2006
Message 2 of 9 (987 Views)

Re: style editor

05-27-2012 05:18 AM in reply to: trenthoskings

At the Top Left of the Window you should see 'Material' and 'Appearance' to the left of each of these boxes are round icons. The 'Pizza' icon to the left of 'Material' is the materials editor button and the rainbow coloured button to the left of 'Appearance' is the Appearance editor button.

 

If you don't see these, they may be switched off in which case, click on the small triangle beside the cross and select, Materials browser, Materials etc....

 

HTH

Regards
Andy M
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trenthoskings
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Message 3 of 9 (985 Views)

Re: style editor

05-27-2012 05:32 AM in reply to: trumpy81

I have all those active but i cannot seem to get any of the materials and colors in the Styles Editor (manage tab).I attached another picture (2a) of what i have available in my Style Editor.I found a picture on here of what i want the Style Editor to show (2b)

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Trent

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trumpy81
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Message 4 of 9 (979 Views)

Re: style editor

05-27-2012 06:56 AM in reply to: trenthoskings

The manage tab is no longer used. This is part of Autodesks revamp of the Materials and Appearance handling in all Autodesk products, to make them more compatible with each other.

 

If you are thinking that the job is only half done, don't worry, you're not alone .... lol :smileyhappy:

Regards
Andy M
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ptt50794
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Registered: ‎06-28-2012
Message 5 of 9 (897 Views)

Re: style editor

08-21-2012 05:43 AM in reply to: trenthoskings

Unable to see different material styles within the style editor, I'm only presented with lighting. whats the cause of this and how do you overcome this issue?

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trumpy81
Posts: 317
Registered: ‎10-22-2006
Message 6 of 9 (878 Views)

Re: style editor

08-21-2012 01:33 PM in reply to: trenthoskings

You will find that the materials and appearance styles have been moved, they are no longer in the 'styles' editor. Instead, look to the quick access toolbar (top left of window). To the left of the 'Material' textbox is a pizza like icon, that is the materials editor. To the left of the 'Appearance' text box is a rainbow coloured pizza icon, that is the appearance editor.

 

Be prepared for more surprises :smileywink:

Regards
Andy M
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DPLOWMAN5757
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-16-2011
Message 7 of 9 (783 Views)

Re: style editor

10-31-2012 09:12 AM in reply to: trenthoskings

In Inventor 2012 you were able to edit the scale of a pattern (ie Expanded Metal) in the "Styles Editor".  Now you only see "Lighting" as a editable option.  Is there any way to edit the scale in Inventor 2013?

Thanks

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RobJV
Posts: 574
Registered: ‎07-14-2004
Message 8 of 9 (779 Views)

Re: style editor

10-31-2012 09:17 AM in reply to: DPLOWMAN5757

I too am getting used to the new way in 2013.  You might want to try using help and typing in appearances.

 

Use the "adjust" icon for this.

 

Rob

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DPLOWMAN5757
Posts: 8
Registered: ‎05-16-2011
Message 9 of 9 (774 Views)

Re: style editor

10-31-2012 09:47 AM in reply to: RobJV

The way to change the scale of a texture is as follows:

 

1)click on "appearances"

2)find the material you wish to edit (ie Expanded Metal 02)

3)double click the material

4)under "cutouts" to the right click the arrow & select "edit image"

5)under "scale" you can input the required scale

 

**See attached Pic**

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