If you want to know from which material the object is made or what shade of colour it is, then you can use this function. As soon as you have selected this function, the mouse cursor becomes a pipette and you only need to click on the object. The material and the shade of colour are then displayed.
Painting a material
With this function you can paint a complete surface in the desired colour. As soon as you click on "Paint material" , the mouse cursor becomes a pot of paint and you can colour in the desired surface by clicking on this.
If you wish to replace one material or one colour by another material or colour and you wish to change many surfaces , you can simply use the function "Replace material". First you select the new material or the new colour, then click on the function "Replace material" and then in your project click on the material or colour which is to be replaced.
Creating coloured material
If the colours available in DIALux are not exactly what you are looking for, then you can create a material in your own colour.
Here you can import and edit your own textures. As well as the size of the texture you can also import the type of material and the degree of reflectance. You can import *.jpg, *.png und *.bmp files.
In the colour catalogue there is a list of pre-defined colours which you can add to your DIALux evo database via the button "Adopt".
In the material catalogue there are many pre-defined materials of different kinds. Here you will find examples of textures for roof tiles, floor and wall coverings or for windows and doors.