Image Editor

To view the image editor:

  1. If the Materials tab is not already open, on the Resources tabs, click Materials.

    Materials

  2. On the Materials tab, select the material.

  3. In the Context view, click an image thumbnail. The image editor is displayed.

    Image editor

    Adjust the settings as required.

    LabelDescription 

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    Click to expand the editor Click to expand the editor.

    Edit Click to edit the image in an external editor.

    Replace Click to replace the image. A file explorer window is displayed

    1. Navigate to the location of the file you want to replace the image with, and select it.

    2. Click Open. The image is replaced.

    Show allClick to fit the image to the preview window.

    Click to display a menu Click to display a menu. The contents vary according to the image role.

    Image editor menu

    • Preview Transparency - select to show transparent areas of the image. Clear the selection to hide the transparent areas.

    • Use Diffuse - sync size with diffuse map.

    • Use Specular - sync size with specular map.

    • Independent - keep own size if edited.

    • Auto Combine Layers - 2020 January Edition and newer

      Available only for normal and displacement maps.

      Where there are multiple normal or displacement maps, by default they are blended by replacement: the pixels of the top map are replaced by the pixel of the lower map. Therefore, if for example the top map is opaque, the lower map is not visible.

      If Auto Combine Layers is selected, the maps are blended together by each pixel being combined equally with the pixel below it. This option is used to create effects such as puckering using the depth map of the base fabric.

    • Flip Horizontal - click to flip the image horizontally.

    • Flip Vertical - click to flip the image vertically.

    • Normal Tiling - select to enable as the tiling effect. Disabled for artwork and piece assignable trims.

    • Auto Size - select to enable as the tiling effect.

    • Mirror Tiling - click and then select one of Mirror X, Mirror Y, or Mirror XY as the tiling effect. Disabled for artwork and piece assignable trims.

      Note: You may choose one tiling effect.

    • Mip Map - select to reduce the effect of moiré patterns. It is recommended to leave this option selected.

    • Revert - click to revert to original image.

    • Rename - click to rename as indicated.

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    Preview window. You can drag the handles to crop the image.

    3

    • Image - default. Enables editing of Width, Height, Resolution, and Size properties.

    • Crop - click to display Position x and Position Y. Adjust these values to adjust the cropped area.

    • Rotation - click to display Rotate Layout and Rotate Image.

      • Rotate Layout rotates the cropped area of the image, keeping the existing image orientation.

      • Rotate Image rotates the orientation of the image.

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    Width and height of the image. By default, width and height are linked, so that adjusting one automatically proportionately adjusts the other. Click Linked to unlink width and height.

    5

    Resolution of the image.

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    Size of the image.