easy rendering for Rhino in Windows
Our sailboat model (RH v5) includes some deck hardware (winches, blocks, etc..).
These are organized in multiple files, and organized in several levels of RH.Blocks.
Now I'm using nXt full-speed ahead, I did specify a nXt material for each (sub)part (object).
First time, and first assignment of material, I did exported that *.armaterial file in my lib folder.
Later object definitions using same material are made by importing the *.armaterial file and assigned it tho the aimed layer.
Now the issue.
What happened on the upper level, a model importing several sub-level object(s) and their material definitions (same original file, remember), is that materials are ** sometimes** duplicated with name suffixed by '00' , '01' , ... etc
But the issue is : why are some materials duplicated, while others RH.layers of imported blocks use the same original material.
Typical deckware levels : Sheave -> Block -> MultiBlock -> Cockpit Area ->SailBoat model.
There is really an issue about updating Blocks that were inserted from an external file.
it ends up with +50 same material x (times) number of different materials (3 to 5) used in the sub-model files = +200 duplicates !!
Could you please give me some advice ?
I posted a new service release today this should fix this problem. Please give it a try.
Yes it does eliminates the duplication of materials when inserting/updating from an external file as Block.