Fixing missing skin elements

Sometimes when copy-pasting skin elements or moving them in the skin, the skin elements are completely gone or set wrong.


To see where it went, select the (missing) skin element and search in the Main Viewer for the white dot(s) / blue lines / orange cog icon. In this case I only had a white dot on the top left.


Now to correct this, have your skin item selected, go to Size and Position and check the values for Size. In this case it was 0% by 0% for me, but can be random.


And check the Left/Right/Top/Bottom. They can be set to negative values sometimes. Set those to values above 0.

Now you have control over the skin again.


Pro tip for skin design in 3DVista

Try to change the values in the Size & Properties as much as possible, avoiding to resize it in the Main Viewer blue area with the white dots. This is the most reliable way to design elements.

Extra note if you're wondering about size being locked

Extra note: when using percentages and you have both Left & Right checked, you can not change the Width (it becomes greyed out). Same applies to Top & Bottom both checked for the Height.


It appears as 4 white dots on each other in the top left corner


Sizes and positions has been set to 0

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Ronald van der Weijden
June 8, 2021

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