Patchwork 3D Enterprise 2021.1 X5

Local Environments

Patchwork 3D supports local environments so that materials used by certain geometries can reflect their immediate, or local, surroundings.

create_local_environment_1.pngThe button Create a local environment allows an environment of the Local Environment type to the list of available environments.

To assign this local environment to a group of surfaces, just hold the Shift key down and drag-and-drop the local environment onto the desired surfaces (see section Multiple Environments).


By default, the local environment initializes at scene coordinate 0,0,0 and captures its immediate environment.

Depending on the scene, a plane or a surface can hide the environment nearest to the initial point of capture, in which case the local environment will appear dark and very few elements will be discernible.

A local environment example.