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Copy parameter from one material to other

Unread postby 1mi8 » Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:21 pm

Hi

i have two materials, material_A and material_B.
material_A is imported from other software. and it have some maps.
material_B is custom. and it have no maps.
now, i want to copy all parameter from material_B to material_A except the parameter which have map of material_A.
i have two way for that, but thay are too slow.
1-copy and paste the parameter one by one by right click menu.
2-material_A--->"make instance of"--->material_B, then material_A--->"make local". but some parameter of material_A is not pasted, because some parameter of material_A is not default.
i want to have a way to do that fast.
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Re: Copy parameter form one material to other

Unread postby sam » Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:52 am

Hi,

You forgot one option:
3. copy/paste the material

There are no other ways.
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Re: Copy parameter form one material to other

Unread postby dboude » Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:26 am

Hi,

You can use a script to do that as well. You'll be able to copy/paste the attributes you want ;)

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Re: Copy parameter form one material to other

Unread postby 1mi8 » Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:29 pm

dboude wrote:Hi,

You can use a script to do that as well. You'll be able to copy/paste the attributes you want ;)

Cheers


Thanks your reply.
Scripting is difficult for me. I hope clarisse has these new features. My English is not very good, so I use the picture to show you my mind. I think the new feature in the picture will be very useful.
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I will describe a workflow.
most of the time, i import a model_A with its material (material_A). material_A is not so perfect. i want to adjustment it fast. so my way is that copy all parameters of material_B to replace material_A. but the maps of material_A should not be replace. (material_B is a material of my material library)
if the new feature in the picture be build, material_A's parameters will be replaced fast.

if i link the maps of material_A to material_B, then link material_B to model_A, it will be tedious and slow. if model_A has a lot of shading group, i need to link material_B to model_A's shading group carefully.

Maybe you have a better way to solve the above problems, please tell me, thank you very much.
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Re: Copy parameter from one material to other

Unread postby dboude » Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:07 am

Hi,

You can use the feature request tracker to post a request. https://www.isotropix.com/user/feature

The simplest way, for now, is to write a little script. You can ask the community as well for tips.

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