Before importing a SketchUp file, you can change a number of options to affect the way a model is imported.
This determines the scale of the model when viewed in Studio mode.
|Auto||Automatically selects 1/100, 1/20 or 1/10 scale depending on the size of the loaded model.|
|1/100||Imports at 1/100 scale.|
|1/50||Imports at 1/50 scale.|
|1/20||Imports at 1/20 scale.|
|1/10||Imports at 1/10 scale.|
Generate Back Face
Displays back faces of surfaces.
Unlike most 3D modeling programs, SketchUp displays front faces and back faces at the same time so that models can be viewed from the back side. For this reason, the Generate Back Face option is enabled by default in SYMMETRY-alpha.
However, as back faces place a considerable amount of extra load on your 3D rendering hardware, it is recommended that you position surfaces in SketchUp so that the backs are not visible and then turn this option off.
Import materials provides you with the option to import all the materials or effects that come standard in SketchUp (textures, colors, transparency, etc.) and to apply it to the imported model.
If you turn this option OFF, the imported model will be completely white.
This option allows you to replace the materials used in SketchUp with higher resolution, more realistic materials (not all materials are supported).
This setting enables you to switch ON or OFF the ability to choose high quality materials that SYMMETRY offers or not, respectively.
This setting controls whether or not objects are transparent.
The laser (in right hand controller) can be configured to detect and to pass through transparent materials. For example, you can enter a room by passing through a transparent window by identifying the window as a transparent object.
|No Detection||This means that the object will not be identified as a transparent object; and that the laser (in right hand controller) will not pass through.|
|One Material||If an object has at least one transparent material, that entire object will be identified as transparent.|
|All Materials||An object will be considered transparent if all its materials are transparent.|
It is recommended that surfaces with transparent materials and surfaces with non-transparent materials be grouped separately while editing in SketchUp in order to facilitate an effortless passing through of transparent materials in SYMMETRY-alpha.
This option determines how the model will be positioned with reference to the table in Studio mode.
|Bounding Box Bottom||The model will be positioned in accordance with SYMMETRY-alpha configurations, so that the bottom-center of a virtual box surrounding the entire model aligns with the center of the studio table.|
|SketchUp Origin||The origin point of the SketchUp file will be positioned to align with the center of the studio table.|
The default setting in SYMMETRY-alpha is “Bounding Box Bottom”. However, you may wish to change the setting to SketchUp Origin for better alignment with the studio table, especially when the imported model comes with background imagery that is positioned at a distance away from the origin.