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Technical discussions => Materials => Topic started by: Kinetic Vision on February 21, 2013, 11:23:56 am

Title: Surface or Sub-Object Selection Possible in KeyShot?
Post by: Kinetic Vision on February 21, 2013, 11:23:56 am
There is no sub-object or surface selection in KeyShot is there? For example, I have a cast part with machined surfaces and want to use two different materials on the same part. Do these surfaces need to be differentiated in my CAD program or can I somehow do that in KeyShot?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Surface or Sub-Object Selection Possible in KeyShot?
Post by: DriesV on February 21, 2013, 01:24:08 pm
Just apply different colors (on the part level) to the faces that you want to have separate materials/textures.
KeyShot will interpret the differently colored faces as separate objects.

Dries
Title: Re: Surface or Sub-Object Selection Possible in KeyShot?
Post by: PhilippeV8 on February 21, 2013, 11:39:20 pm
Just apply different colors (on the part level) to the faces that you want to have separate materials/textures.
... in your CAD software ...
KeyShot will interpret the differently colored faces as separate objects.
... upon importing.

 ;)
Title: Re: Surface or Sub-Object Selection Possible in KeyShot?
Post by: DriesV on February 21, 2013, 11:54:46 pm
Just apply different colors (on the part level) to the faces that you want to have separate materials/textures.
... in your CAD software ...
KeyShot will interpret the differently colored faces as separate objects.
... upon importing.

 ;)

Why you nitpicker... ::)
Indeed, that's the full procedure. :D

Dries
Title: Re: Surface or Sub-Object Selection Possible in KeyShot?
Post by: PhilippeV8 on February 22, 2013, 12:35:39 am
Not meant to pick any nit ...

Intention was to make sure it's 100% clear that it's not in KS you got to look for giving faces a separate color ..  :D