webscene and transparency

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05-08-2014 03:24 AM
johnbrosowsky
Occasional Contributor
In my city engine scene I make rooftops transparent in order to see into the buildings from the top.  When I export to a web scene, the rooftops in web viewer are solid.  How can I make the web scene observe the transparency?
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LukeCzar
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Hi John,


How did you make them transparent? is it a sketchup model? did you use RULES to make those building transparent?



Lukasz
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johnbrosowsky
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I imported a shapefile containing building footprints, and then used a simple rules cga to extrude the building footprint polygons, and assign color and opacity to floor, roof, and walls:

attr Height = 10

@StartRule

Lot--> extrude (Height)

comp(f){side: Facade | bottom: Floor | top: Roof}

Roof -->
set(material.color.a, 0)
color("#CDB38B")

Facade -->
color("#909090")

Floor -->
color("#F7F8E0")
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MatthiasBuehler1
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try :

set(material.opacity, 0.3)



matt
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johnbrosowsky
Occasional Contributor
It still does not work.  I see the partial opacity in the City Engine desktop, but in exported web scenes or collada models.
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MatthiasBuehler1
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can you post some precise screenshots of what needs to be transparent and how it looks both in CE and in the WebScene ?

are textures involved that need to be transparent ?


let me know ..

matt
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johnbrosowsky
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There are no textures.  I imported a shapefile of building footprints, extruded into 3D, and set the top to be transparent using the simple CGA rule I pasted above.  Attached are pictures.  The .cej shows a transparent roof.  When I export to 3ws or collada the roof becomes solid.
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Hi,


sorry for the trouble...


can you please try 1 single rectangular shape with this code:

Shape -->
      extrude(5)
      set(material.opacity, 0.5)



this should work in any case. it works for me here.

let me know ..

matt
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johnbrosowsky
Occasional Contributor
That works!  Is it possible to get the polygons extruded from the imported shapefile to look the same?

Thanks a lot!
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MatthiasBuehler1
Frequent Contributor II
Sure .. that should work.


So it seems something goes wrong with your CGA code ..

Just copy-paste my code into your code and this should work then.

Maybe start a fresh rule with this as a base. ok ?

Matt
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