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UI3072

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Assign a tree material
« on: April 17, 2007, 09:48:39 PM »
Assign a tree material.

Do I have to assign materials from the Material Editor for every tree, or is it a easier way direct from Forest?
Maybe this is an stupid question?

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« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 07:24:55 AM by UI3072 »

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Re: Assign a tree material
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 11:34:30 PM »
Hi,

Yes, you must assign the material from the Material Editor, as any other geometric object.

In 3D Studio, a object must not assign itself the material, because it may be instanced: a same object cloned with different properties (modifiers, material and so).

But the material is applied to all trees of the Forest object. If you want to use different materials for every tree, you must use multi-materials and modify the material ID using the parameters of of the 'Material' rollout:

http://www.itoosoft.com/english/menu.php?id=forest_refmaterial

« Last Edit: April 17, 2007, 11:40:40 PM by Itoo »
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UI3072

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Re: Assign a tree material
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2007, 12:05:21 AM »
Thank you! I understand.
This is a good forum.
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« Last Edit: March 30, 2008, 07:24:38 AM by UI3072 »