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Editing Fabric Texture

You can edit the texture of fabric in external software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Gimp, Corel Draw, or Paint.

You must specify the external software in your preferences. For more information, refer to Images & Colors.

To edit fabric texture:

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

    Materials

  2. On the Materials tab, go to the Fabrics section.

    Fabrics

  3. In the Fabrics section, click the fabric whose texture you wish to edit. The fabric properties are displayed in the Context view.

  4. Go to the Context view.

    Two sides - Face and Back - are displayed. The selected side is highlighted in blue. By default, Face is selected.

    Texture face and back

  5. To edit the texture of the selected side, go to the map whose texture you want to edit, and click the thumbnail.

    For example, to edit the diffuse texture, go to the Diffuse map and click the thumbnail.

    If there is no existing texture file, a file explorer window is displayed. You can navigate to the location of the file you want to use for the texture.

    If there is an existing texture file, the image editor is displayed.

    Image editor

    To expand the editor, click Expand the editor. To collapse the editor, click X.

  6. To replace the texture file:

    1. Click Replace.

    2. Navigate to the location of the new texture file, select it, and click OK.

  7. To edit the texture file in external software:

    1. Click Edit externally. The file is opened in the image editor specified in your preferences.

    2. Edit the file as required.

    3. Save the file.

  8. Return to Lotta to view the changes.

For more information, refer to Image Editor.

To edit the texture of only the Diffuse channel, using external software:

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

    Materials

  2. On the Materials tab, hover over the fabric whose texture you want to edit.

  3. Click Click to display a menu. A menu is displayed.

  4. Click Edit Externally. The file is opened in the image editor specified in your preferences.

  5. Edit the file as required.

  6. Save the file.

  7. Return to Lotta to view the changes.

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