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  • Invigorator: How to create a material split?

    Posted by Ben Sciascia on June 6, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    Hi There,

    I’m testing Invigorator but am having trouble creating new splits for materials:
    – The material splits panel is open
    – Material splits visibility is on
    – The ‘Create or move a split’ tool is selected

    But when clicking the area where the new should split should go, I see a faded red arrow but nothing happens (see bottom of the attached image). I’ve also tried clicking and dragging.

    How do you actually create a new split?

    The manual doesn’t describe the action you need to take with your mouse – any pointers ins the right direction would be much appreciated.



    Photoshop CC2018
    Mac OSX 10.12.6

    Ben Sciascia replied 5 years, 3 months ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
  • 4 Replies
  • Zax Dow

    June 7, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Hi Ben,
    You can’t create a split on the Front or Back faces, only the Outside and the Holes. Other than that your process is correct.

  • Ben Sciascia

    June 7, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    Thanks for the reply, so how do I apply a different material to the extrusion?

    The extrusion and front face are both number one, is there a way to make the extrusion number three so I can apply a third material that’s different to the front face?

    Hope that makes sense.


  • Zax Dow

    June 7, 2018 at 7:52 pm

    Piece o’ cake. Drag a material from the bin of material swatches and drop it onto one of the little green dots in that screen grab you showed at the beginning of this thread.

    It will be assigned to the next available materials dock and you’ll see a new number on the green dot you dropped it onto.

    If you can’t see all of the appropriate panels, click the Materials button along the bottom of the window. This will configure the panels to show the Material Docks (6 squares with little green numbers next to them) and the Material Splits panels (the one with the red split arrows with little green number dots between them.)


  • Ben Sciascia

    June 7, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    Awesome, will check that out today, thanks heaps!

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