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Technical discussions => Textures => Topic started by: Pepster3D on May 22, 2014, 01:58:39 pm

Title: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on May 22, 2014, 01:58:39 pm
I've attached a sample image to show you what I'm looking to accomplish in Keyshot.

Is there a way to apply a gradation texture onto multiple shapes, as if they were 1 shape?  In other words if I have 50 circles in a grid pattern, can I apply a gradation to them as a whole instead of 50 separate gradation?  So the gradation will go from the right of the screen to the left covering all circles as if they were 1 object?

Thanks!
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: edwardo on May 28, 2014, 03:49:53 am
Just make sure all the surfaces are grouped/the same colour/in the same layer when you export them from your CAD package of choice.
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: thomasteger on May 29, 2014, 02:54:32 pm
Sorry for the delayed response, Darlene. Took a break from racing to answer your post - LOL.

You can simply a material at the top level of the model in the scene tree, or copy and paste with link (shift left click / shift right click) any material that you applied to one of the squares. Then you can treat the objects as one single object.

I hope this helps.
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on May 30, 2014, 05:23:11 am
Thank you Edwardo and Thomas!  I'll give it a whirl. :-*
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on May 30, 2014, 01:07:23 pm
Hi-OK, it's not working for me.  I've attached a screen capture of my scene.  A group of squares with the same material ID but the texture is treated separately by each square even though they are in the same group.
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: thomasteger on May 30, 2014, 03:17:05 pm
You imported this as a single file I assume?
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on May 31, 2014, 02:52:32 pm
Yes-I made the squares in 3DS Max and grouped them.  Exported them via the Keyshot plugin as a bip.  All 1 file.
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: thomasteger on June 02, 2014, 05:37:59 am
Can you send it to me?
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on June 02, 2014, 06:01:58 am
Sure, here's a file. I tried grouping the squares a few different ways, but still can't get 1 gradation across all shapes.

Thanks!
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: thomasteger on June 02, 2014, 12:37:10 pm
Thanks. Can you send the original CAD file so we can look at that too?
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on June 02, 2014, 12:42:35 pm
The original file is in 3DS Max.  Do you want a max file or do you want 3ds or obj?
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: thomasteger on June 02, 2014, 01:56:08 pm
The Max file please. We have it here.
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on June 03, 2014, 10:21:35 am
Here's a max file...
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Rex on June 03, 2014, 11:40:15 am
This appears to be a bug with the 3ds bip exporter. If I export as obj it works fine.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v281/rexinfxxx/untitled133_zpsc6993414.jpg)
Title: Re: gradation across multiple objects
Post by: Pepster3D on June 03, 2014, 12:00:34 pm
Weird.  OK I'll try obj.  Thanks T