One of the new (and somewhat controversial) features of this latest release of the Sansar client software is the ability to retexture objects. This ability is strictly limited to objects which you have already placed in a scene, and you cannot take the retinted object back into your inventory. Also, you are not allowed to retint avatar attachments or clothing, only stand-alone items in your scene.
Before you do anything, please read the Keyboard Shortcuts document to refresh your memory of the different keys that you can use when editing a scene.
Now, let’s go through this step-by-step with diagrams. There’s enough information in the official Materials Editing and Shaders document to completely overwhelm a novice, so we’re going to do something very easy to start: simply recolouring a mesh object.
First, click the My Experiences button in the upper right-hand corner of the Sansar screen, and select an experience. Once you have done that, open your inventory, and select the mesh item you want to put into your scene:
(Hopefully, Linden Lab will soon create a folder system for inventory items! Having to scroll through everything on one level is rapidly becoming very unwieldy!)
Now, select Scene Objects from the Tools menu:
Left click on the item you want to recolour to highlight it in the editor window, and then right click to pull up a submenu. From that submenu, pick Materials:
Now, you will see a Materials Settings window, We’re going to skip over all the materials and shaders options for now. Scroll down to the very bottom of the window to the Tint options:
Now, you can either enter the RGB values into the three boxes if you have them, or you can just click the eyedropper icon next to the RBG boxes, and then select a colour from the colour-picker square. Once you have done that, remember to save your changes!
Congratulations! You have now successfully retinted a mesh object in Sansar!
If you want more information on how to use materials in your mesh objects, there are two very helpful Sansar experiences you can visit to learn more, in addition to the detailed Materials Editing and Shaders document I referred to earlier:
- Learn to Create Materials, by Azriel Drumheller (more beginner-oriented)
- Creator Academy: The Hall of Materials, by Sansar Studios (more advanced)