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The "DW Material Prefs" File


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The DW Material Prefs file contains the definitions for the materials DesignWorkshop uses. If a specific model has material definitions which are not in the DW Material Prefs file the definition for the material in the model will be used. If there are PICT files in the Textures folder which are not in the DW Material Prefs file, they will be available as materials with a default definition.

In the Layout Menu is a submenu called "Materials" and one of the items listed is "Write Material Prefs". Selecting this will rewrite the "DW Material Prefs" file with the current session materials. The session materials are those listed in the materials menu of the object info box.

If you ever rewrite the DW Material Prefs when you didn't want to, or if you edited the file by hand and now it's not working you can return to the default "DW Material Prefs" file by deleting the file and opening DesignWorkshop.

Here is a reference copy of the default "DW Material Prefs" file:

# DesignWorkshop Material Preference File
# Version 1.8 (1.8US-Pro)
# Created at 98/1/2, 10:46
#
# # # Material Preferences Format Notes # # #
#
# # Notation # #
#
# this is a comment
// and this is a comment
#
#
# Material Names and PICT File Names containing spaces must be in quotation marks.
#
# # Textures # #
# (materials that map an image file onto an object, and also set its optical properties)
#
# Textures Parameters Format:
# Material Name - Material Type - PICT file name -
# Smoothness (exponential from 1.0 to 100, as read from the four "x" digits in "nnxxx.xabnnn".
# The second and third places to the right of the decimal place in the Smoothness value,
# (the two digits "ab" in "nnxxx.xabnnn") store the Specular Reflectivity, as two decimal digits
# which together may vary from 00 to 99, representing Specular Reflectivity values from 0.00 to 0.99) -
# Opacity (linear from 0.0 to 1.0) -
# U dimension (width) - V dimension (height) - Texture Units (Meters, Feet)
#
# Texture Mapping Material Types -- Tiled_Texture, Full_Face_Texture, Centered_Texture
#
#
# # Properties # #
# (materials that set the optical properties of an object, without using an image file)
#
# Properties Parameters Format:
# Material Name - Material Type - Smoothness - Opacity - Red Value - Green Value - Blue Value
#
# Properties Material Types -- Properties
#
#
# # Lights # #
# (materials that associate a specific light source with an object)
#
# Lights Parameters Format:
# Material Name - Material Type - Brightness - Red Value - Green Value - Blue Value -
# Attenuation Type - Fall Off Type (Spots) - Inner Half-Angle (Spots) - Outer Half-Angle
# (Spots)
#
# Lights Material Types -- Point_Light, Spot_Light
#
# Lights Parameters Options:
# Attenuation Type -- kQ3AttenuationTypeNone, kQ3AttenuationTypeInverseDistance,
# kQ3AttenuationTypeInverseDistanceSquared
# Fall Off Type (for Spots Only) -- kQ3FallOffTypeNone, kQ3FallOffTypeLinear,
# kQ3FallOffTypeExponential, kQ3FallOffTypeCosine
# Meaning of Light Angles -- Inner Half-Angle defines a cone of constant full brightness,
# measured from the centerline. Outer Half-Angle defines an equal or larger cone, also
# measured from the centerline, and the FallOffType is applied from the inner half angle to
# the outer half angle.
#
# ###
#
# # # Material Definitions # # #
#
Brick-Norman-Brown Tiled_Texture Brick-Norman-Brown 1.000000 1.000000 3.000000 3.000000 feet
Brick-Std-Brown Tiled_Texture Brick-Std-Brown 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Brick-Std-Orange Tiled_Texture Brick-Std-Orange 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Brick-Std-Red_New Tiled_Texture Brick-Std-Red_New 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Carpet-Handmade Full_Face_Texture Carpet-Handmade 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Carpet-Level-Blue Tiled_Texture Carpet-Level-Blue 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Carpet-Level-Tan Tiled_Texture Carpet-Level-Tan 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Carpet-Level-Tan_Flecked Tiled_Texture Carpet-Level-Tan_Flecked 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Carpet-Shag-Blue Tiled_Texture Carpet-Shag-Blue 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
CMU-Split_Face-Gray Tiled_Texture CMU-Split_Face-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
CMU-Split_Face-Red Tiled_Texture CMU-Split_Face-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
CMU-Std-Gray Tiled_Texture CMU-Std-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
CMU-Std-Red Tiled_Texture CMU-Std-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Concrete-Gray Tiled_Texture Concrete-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Door-Wood-Glazed Full_Face_Texture Door-Wood-Glazed 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fabric-Canvas-Green Tiled_Texture Fabric-Canvas-Green 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Fabric-Corduroy-Brown Tiled_Texture Fabric-Corduroy-Brown 1.003000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Fabric-Denim-Blue Tiled_Texture Fabric-Denim-Blue 1.000000 1.000000 0.500000 0.500000 feet
Fabric-Mod-Fish Tiled_Texture Fabric-Mod-Fish 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fabric-Mod-Red Tiled_Texture Fabric-Mod-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fabric-Twill-Red Tiled_Texture Fabric-Twill-Red 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Facade-Photo_1 Full_Face_Texture Facade-Photo_1 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Facade-Photo_2 Full_Face_Texture Facade-Photo_2 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Facade-Photo_3 Full_Face_Texture Facade-Photo_3 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Facade_Texture-Brick Tiled_Texture Facade_Texture-Brick 1.000000 1.000000 25.000000 25.000000 feet
Facade_Texture-Limestone Tiled_Texture Facade_Texture-Limestone 1.000000 1.000000 30.000000 30.000000 feet
Fence-Chain-Link Tiled_Texture Fence-Chain-Link 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fence-Wood-V-Dark Tiled_Texture Fence-Wood-V-Dark 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fence-Wood-V-New Tiled_Texture Fence-Wood-V-New 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Fence-Wood-V-Weathered Tiled_Texture Fence-Wood-V-Weathered 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Floor-Hardwood Tiled_Texture Floor-Hardwood 1.000000 1.000000 2.250000 2.250000 feet
Floor-Metal_Tread Tiled_Texture Floor-Metal_Tread 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Floor-Parquet Tiled_Texture Floor-Parquet 5.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Floor-Tile-Checked Tiled_Texture Floor-Tile-Checked 5.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Floor-Tile-Marble_Inlaid Tiled_Texture Floor-Tile-Marble_Inlaid 5.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Glass-Clear Properties 100.050003 0.200000 0.900000 0.980000 1.000000
Glass-Frosted Properties 100.058998 0.600000 0.980000 0.990000 1.000000
Glass-Tinted_Bronze Properties 100.058998 0.600000 0.300000 0.250000 0.200000
Lands-Dirt Tiled_Texture Lands-Dirt 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Flowers-Large_Yellow Tiled_Texture Lands-Flowers-Large_Yellow 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Flowers-Pink Tiled_Texture Lands-Flowers-Pink 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Flowers-Small_Purple Tiled_Texture Lands-Flowers-Small_Purple 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Flowers-Small_Yellow Tiled_Texture Lands-Flowers-Small_Yellow 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Lands-Foliage Tiled_Texture Lands-Foliage 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Grass_Lawn Tiled_Texture Lands-Grass_Lawn 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Gravel-Small Tiled_Texture Lands-Gravel-Small 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Hedge Tiled_Texture Lands-Hedge 5.010000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Leaves-Berry Tiled_Texture Lands-Leaves-Berry 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Leaves-Ivy Tiled_Texture Lands-Leaves-Ivy 2.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Leaves-Long Tiled_Texture Lands-Leaves-Long 2.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Needles_1 Tiled_Texture Lands-Needles_1 2.009000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Lands-Needles_2 Tiled_Texture Lands-Needles_2 2.009000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Sand Tiled_Texture Lands-Sand 1.000000 1.000000 3.000000 3.000000 feet
Lands-Shrub Tiled_Texture Lands-Shrub 5.010000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Tree-Elev Full_Face_Texture Lands-Tree-Elev 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Lands-Water-Pool Tiled_Texture Lands-Water-Pool 60.028999 0.500000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Leather-Black Tiled_Texture Leather-Black 4.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Leather-Brown Tiled_Texture Leather-Brown 4.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Leather-Gray Tiled_Texture Leather-Gray 4.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Leather-Green Tiled_Texture Leather-Green 4.019000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Metal-Alum-Bronze Properties 30.049000 1.000000 0.230000 0.230000 0.230000
Metal-Alum-Clear Properties 30.049000 1.000000 0.937000 0.968000 0.968000
Metal-Brass Properties 50.049000 1.000000 0.990000 0.894000 0.016000
Metal-Chrome Properties 100.050003 1.000000 0.905000 0.968000 0.992000
Metal-Copper-Bright Properties 30.049000 1.000000 0.776000 0.419000 0.259000
Metal-Copper-Patina Properties 4.010000 1.000000 0.388000 0.517000 0.419000
Metal-Steel Properties 5.019000 1.000000 0.808000 0.808000 0.776000
Paint-Flat-Antique_White Properties 1.009000 1.000000 1.000000 0.980000 0.800000
Paint-Flat-Blue Properties 1.009000 1.000000 0.168600 0.376500 0.964700
Paint-Flat-Green Properties 1.009000 1.000000 0.133300 0.690000 0.200000
Paint-Flat-Red Properties 1.009000 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
Paint-Flat-White Properties 1.009000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000
Paint-Flat-Yellow Properties 1.009000 1.000000 1.000000 0.964700 0.000000
Paint-Gloss-Antique_White Properties 10.029000 1.000000 1.000000 0.980000 0.800000
Paint-Gloss-Blue Properties 10.029000 1.000000 0.168600 0.376500 0.964700
Paint-Gloss-Green Properties 10.029000 1.000000 0.133300 0.690200 0.200000
Paint-Gloss-Red Properties 10.029000 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
Paint-Gloss-White Properties 10.069000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000
Paint-Gloss-Yellow Properties 10.050000 1.000000 1.000000 0.964700 0.000000
Paint-Semi_Gloss-Antique_White Properties 5.019000 1.000000 1.000000 0.980000 0.800000
Paint-Semi_Gloss-Blue Properties 5.019000 1.000000 0.168600 0.376500 0.964700
Paint-Semi_Gloss-Green Properties 5.019000 1.000000 0.133300 0.690200 0.200000
Paint-Semi_Gloss-Red Properties 5.019000 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000
Paint-Semi_Gloss-White Properties 5.039000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000
Paint-Semi_Gloss-Yellow Properties 5.030000 1.000000 1.000000 0.964700 0.000000
Paneling-Pine-Vert Tiled_Texture Paneling-Pine-Vert 1.000000 1.000000 1.666666 1.666666 feet
Paneling-Red-Vert Tiled_Texture Paneling-Red-Vert 1.000000 1.000000 1.666666 1.666666 feet
Paper-Craft Tiled_Texture Paper-Craft 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Paper-Shoji Tiled_Texture Paper-Shoji 2.005000 0.950000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Pavers-Brick-Herring-Red Tiled_Texture Pavers-Brick-Herring-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Pavers-Oct-Lg-Gray Tiled_Texture Pavers-Oct-Lg-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Pavers-Oct-Sm-Gray Tiled_Texture Pavers-Oct-Sm-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Pavers-Rect-Gray Tiled_Texture Pavers-Rect-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Pavers-Oct_Sq-Lg-Red Tiled_Texture Pavers-Oct_Sq-Lg-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Pavers-Oct_Sq-Sm-Red Tiled_Texture Pavers-Oct_Sq-Sm-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Paving-Asphalt Tiled_Texture Paving-Asphalt 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Paving-Brick-Brown Tiled_Texture Paving-Brick-Brown 1.000000 1.000000 1.333333 1.333333 feet
Paving-Brick-Red Tiled_Texture Paving-Brick-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.666666 2.666666 feet
Paving-Sidewalk-Conc Tiled_Texture Paving-Sidewalk-Conc 1.000000 1.000000 4.000000 4.000000 feet
Picture_1 Full_Face_Texture Picture_1 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Picture_2 Full_Face_Texture Picture_2 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Picture_3 Full_Face_Texture Picture_3 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Porcelain-White Properties 90.088997 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000
Roof-Metal-Corrug Tiled_Texture Roof-Metal-Corrug 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Roof-Metal-Deck Tiled_Texture Roof-Metal-Deck 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Roof-Metal_SS-Gray Tiled_Texture Roof-Metal_SS-Gray 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Roof-Metal_SS-Green Tiled_Texture Roof-Metal_SS-Green 10.029000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Asphalt-Gray Tiled_Texture Shingles-Asphalt-Gray 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Asphalt-Green Tiled_Texture Shingles-Asphalt-Green 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Slate Tiled_Texture Shingles-Slate 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Wood-Sawn-Red Tiled_Texture Shingles-Wood-Sawn-Red 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Wood-Sawn-Tan Tiled_Texture Shingles-Wood-Sawn-Tan 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Wood-Silver Tiled_Texture Shingles-Wood-Silver 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Shingles-Wood-Split Tiled_Texture Shingles-Wood-Split 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Siding-Clapboard-Blue Tiled_Texture Siding-Clapboard-Blue 5.010000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Siding-Clapboard-Gray Tiled_Texture Siding-Clapboard-Gray 5.010000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Siding-Clapboard-Green Tiled_Texture Siding-Clapboard-Green 5.010000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Siding-Wood-H Tiled_Texture Siding-Wood-H 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Siding-Wood-V Tiled_Texture Siding-Wood-V 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone-Slate Tiled_Texture Stone-Slate 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone_Ven-Marble-Botticino Tiled_Texture Stone_Ven-Marble-Botticino 10.029000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone_Ven-Marble-White Tiled_Texture Stone_Ven-Marble-White 10.029000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone_Wall-Ashlar Tiled_Texture Stone_Wall-Ashlar 1.000000 1.000000 3.000000 3.000000 feet
Stone_Wall-Even Tiled_Texture Stone_Wall-Even 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone_Wall-Rough Tiled_Texture Stone_Wall-Rough 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stone_Wall-Rounded Tiled_Texture Stone_Wall-Rounded 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stucco-Flat-Blue Tiled_Texture Stucco-Flat-Blue 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stucco-Flat-Green Tiled_Texture Stucco-Flat-Green 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stucco-Flat-White Tiled_Texture Stucco-Flat-White 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stucco-Flat-Yellow Tiled_Texture Stucco-Flat-Yellow 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Stucco-Troweled-White Tiled_Texture Stucco-Troweled-White 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Tiles-Lg-Beige Tiled_Texture Tiles-Beige 1.004000 1.000000 3.000000 3.000000 feet
Tiles-Lg-Blue Tiled_Texture Tiles-Blue 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Tiles-Lg-Green Tiled_Texture Tiles-Green 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Tiles-Lg-Red_Clay Tiled_Texture Tiles-Red_Clay 1.000000 1.000000 3.000000 3.000000 feet
Tiles-Sm-Beige Tiled_Texture Tiles-Beige 15.020000 1.000000 1.500000 1.500000 feet
Tiles-Sm-Blue Tiled_Texture Tiles-Blue 5.010000 1.000000 0.750000 0.750000 feet
Tiles-Sm-Checked Tiled_Texture Tiles-Checked_Small 15.020000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Tiles-Sm-Green Tiled_Texture Tiles-Green 15.020000 1.000000 0.750000 0.750000 feet
Tiles-Sm-Red_Clay Tiled_Texture Tiles-Red_Clay 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 feet
Window-Dbl_Hung Full_Face_Texture Window-Dbl_Hung 1.000000 1.000000 2.000000 2.000000 feet
Wood-Dark-Rough Tiled_Texture Wood-Dark-Rough 1.000000 1.000000 0.500000 0.500000 feet
Wood-Dark-Smooth Tiled_Texture Wood-Dark-Smooth 5.014000 1.000000 0.500000 0.500000 feet
Wood-Light-Rough Tiled_Texture Wood-Light-Rough 1.000000 1.000000 0.500000 0.500000 feet
Wood-Light-Smooth Tiled_Texture Wood-Light-Smooth 5.010000 1.000000 0.500000 0.500000 feet
Light-Point Point_Light 3.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeInverseDistance
Light-Firelight Point_Light 1.500000 1.000000 1.000000 0.500000 kQ3AttenuationTypeInverseDistance
Light-Spot_M_Soft Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeCosine 0.000000 25.000000
Light-Spot_N_Hard Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeNone 0.000000 10.000000
Light-Spot_N_Medium Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeCosine 7.500000 15.000000
Light-Spot_N_Soft Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeLinear 10.000000 20.000000
Light-Spot_N_Soft_Blue Spot_Light 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeLinear 10.000000 20.000000
Light-Spot_N_Soft_Green Spot_Light 1.000000 0.000000 1.000000 0.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeLinear 10.000000 20.000000
Light-Spot_N_Soft_Red Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 0.000000 0.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeLinear 10.000000 20.000000
Light-Spot_W_Soft Spot_Light 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 1.000000 kQ3AttenuationTypeNone kQ3FallOffTypeCosine 0.000000 35.000000


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