DriveWorks Pro 18: Decals [send feedback...]

Decals

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The Decals folder contains all the Decals available in your DriveWorks 3D Document. Decals can be added, edited and deleted inside a DriveWorks 3D Document. However, Decals cannot be directly imported with SOLIDWORKS models. First, import your SOLIDWORKS model into a DriveWorks 3D Document, then afterwards add the required Decals.

Machine control panel with decals appliedSports shirt with decal applied to the frontCoffee mug with decal applied on the side

Diffuse Color

Decals cannot just have a solid Diffuse Color. In the above example, Diffuse Color is used to apply a color tint to a Decal texture or image.

Image showing the Diffuse Color user interface in a 3D Document

Sets the tint color to use for the Decal.

Will apply a hexadecimal value to the Diffuse Color in the Parameter Panel.

  • Red

    Modifies the amount of red in the Diffuse Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Blue

    Modifies the amount of blue in the Diffuse Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Green

    Modifies the amount of green in the Diffuse Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Alpha

    Controls the alpha channel or transparency of the Diffuse Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Ambient Intensity

    Controls the ambient intensity of the Decal as a whole. Enter a number.

  • Diffuse Intensity

    Controls the intensity of both the Diffuse Color and Texture. Enter a number.


Specular Color

Image showing the Specular Color user interface in a 3D Document

Sets the color being used for Specular highlights.

Will apply a hexadecimal value to the Specular Color in the Parameter Panel.

  • Red

    Modifies the amount of red in the Specular Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Blue

    Modifies the amount of blue in the Specular Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Green

    Modifies the amount of green in the Specular Color. Enter a number from 0 to 255.

  • Intensity

    Controls the intensity of the Specular highlight on a Decal. Enter a number.

  • Reflectivity

    Controls the amount of reflectivity of a Decal. Enter a number from 0 and above.


Diffuse Texture

Image showing the Diffuse Texture user interface in a 3D Document

  • Texture

    Select a diffuse texture from the list of available textures in the Document. Alternatively you can browse for a texture or build a rule that includes a path to a new texture.


Specular Texture (Optional)

Specular Texture will only appear if you select either Specular Decal render properties.

Image showing the Specular Texture user interface in a 3D Document

  • Texture

    Select a Specular Texture from the list of available textures in the Document. Alternatively you can browse for a texture or build a rule that includes a path to a new texture.


Emissive Texture (Optional)

Emissive Texture will only appear if you select the Emissive Decal render property.

Image showing the Emissive Texture user interface in a 3D Document

  • Texture

    Select an Emissive Texture from the list of available textures in the Document. Alternatively you can browse for a texture or build a rule that includes a path to a new texture.

To Add a Decal

  1. Right click in the Decal folder.
  2. Select Add Decal.
  3. Enter a name for the Decal.
  4. Click OK.

Once a new Decal has been added, values for the parameters above can be applied.

Decals can be copied and pasted within the same DriveWorks 3D Document and between other DriveWorks 3D Documents.
  1. Select the Decal to copy.
  2. Select Copy (or Right click, Copy).
  3. Select the Decal folder or any other Decal.
  4. Select paste (or Right Click, Paste).
Rules applied to Decals can be copied and pasted within the same DriveWorks 3D Document and between other DriveWorks 3D Documents.
  1. Select the Decals to copy the rules from.
  2. Right click and select Copy Rules.
  3. Select the Decals to copy the Rules to.
  4. Right click, then select Paste Rules.

To Rename a Decal

  1. Right click on the Decal.
  2. Select Rename Decal.
  3. Enter the new Decal name.
  4. Click off the Decal to apply.
You can also rename a Decal by selecting it, then pressing F2

To Delete a Decal

  1. Right click on the Decal.
  2. Select Delete Decal.

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