I am having some problems importing .dae files into city engine. I am downloading 3D buildings in London from the Trimble 3D warehouse.. some of the models display fine, but others can only be displayed if I switch the transparency on.
If I turn the transparency off, then they are invisible. I checked one of the models which doesn't display correctly in SketchUp, and it displays perfectly.
Why does it not display in CityEngine, and is there anything I can do to get around this issue?
I checked, and some of the models I was trying to import had a very complex rating on Trimble.. that made me think that perhaps, CityEngine was unable to cope with complex models. So I tried to load up a model which was classified as "simple" on Trimble, but again, that did not work. It only displays as transparent...
TIP : if you import the collada file and check Window > Error Log and get a warning that all faces are transparent then it's the file's fault since it was not written out according to the collada standard which CE uses.
There's some confusion what is transparent and opaque ( 0 or 1).