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  • Layer Map is applying itself to surface 1 on every object

     Matt Rhodes updated 16 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Sean

    April 19, 2005 at 4:55 pm

    Of course I know that I’m doing something wrong…

    I made a rectangular box that I’m using for a video screen, but I decided I wanted 3 of them, so I use the duplicate object and made 3 of them. They all can be assigned to diffrent sets and act as 3 independant objects, BUT when I go and assign a layer map on the front surface of the first box, it applies itself to the front surface of ALL the objects. So, Was it because I use the duplicate feature? Should I have made 3 seperate boxes from scratch? Thanks for the help!


  • Matt Rhodes

    April 20, 2005 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Sean.

    When you duplicate an object, it links the original materials to the duplicated objects,
    as you’ve seen.

    To remove this link, do the following:
    1. Open the 3D Invigorator Set-Up Window
    2. Select a duplicated object
    3. Open the Object Styles tab in the upper-right corner of the Set-Up window
    4. Find the Swatch menu next to the Object Styles tab
    5. Select “Unlink Object Style”
    6. Repeat steps 2-5 for additional objects

    Your selected object(s) will now be independent of the original object, so you can
    specify a different object style or material for each one.

    Try the steps above and let us know if you need more assistance.

    Matt Rhodes
    Zaxwerks, Inc.

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