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Postby jscottsmith » Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:51 am

jscottsmith Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:51 am
Is there a way to duplicate an Octane material in the SketchUp plugin? Seems pretty basic, but I can't find it.
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Re: Material copy

Postby fuzzybro » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:07 pm

fuzzybro Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:07 pm
Hi jscottsmith,

This feature is on the roadmap, I plan to implement it with "Ctrl-C", "Ctrl-V" keys.

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Re: Material copy

Postby jscottsmith » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:24 pm

jscottsmith Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:24 pm
Cool. Thanks.
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Re: Material copy

Postby Seekerfinder » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:33 pm

Seekerfinder Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:33 pm
Hi jscottsmith,

I'm wondering what's your use-case? I usually download a LiveDB material and then tweak it a bit. When I need a similar material - say in a different colour - I just download that same material again since the plugin allows for duplicate downloads, and tweak away. But for materials already refined just needing a slight alteration, copy & paste would be a great feature.

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Re: Material copy

Postby jscottsmith » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:52 pm

jscottsmith Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:52 pm
It's the last case you described. Say I have defined a nice trim paint material and want to make another with only the color changing. Or, maybe I just want to add displacement to turn it into lap siding, but nothing else is different.
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Re: Material copy

Postby Seekerfinder » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:36 pm

Seekerfinder Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:36 pm
jscottsmith wrote:It's the last case you described. Say I have defined a nice trim paint material and want to make another with only the color changing. Or, maybe I just want to add displacement to turn it into lap siding, but nothing else is different.

Well, if they were liveDB materials, you just download again, rename and tweak away. If created from SU, different story.

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Re: Material copy

Postby jscottsmith » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:52 pm

jscottsmith Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:52 pm
True. In this case however, I had already tweaked the downloaded material and would rather not have to write down all the parameters. Also, the issue I reported here prevents me from downloading from LiveDB.
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Re: Material copy

Postby Seekerfinder » Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:05 pm

Seekerfinder Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:05 pm
jscottsmith wrote:True. In this case however, I had already tweaked the downloaded material and would rather not have to write down all the parameters. Also, the issue I reported here prevents me from downloading from LiveDB.

Ah. We'll have to wait for Fuzzy's copy & paste then.

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