How to Make Trees Translucent in a Hidden Line View

I had a tree that was covering up the view of my house.  Instead of hiding the tree entirely, I wanted to lower the opacity so that I could see the house more clearly.

First I went in the Visibility/Graphic Overrides window for the view, found the plantings category and set the Transparency of Projection/Surface to 80% or so.  That made my tree transparent in one view.  But I had other views and I didn’t want to do that for all of them.

So I cleared that graphic override and instead went to object styles.  Choosing plantings again, I assigned a default material that was 80% percent transparent.  Now my tree is properly see-through in all my views.


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