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Offline JBird

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Materials in Tab
« on: July 20, 2016, 08:11:30 am »
Hi,

How can I have a material in the material tab without it actually being attached to an object???? Lets say I want to have 5 materials that I am testing in the material editor, how do I have them all in the material tab without them being attached to anything?

Currently it seems that the only way to have a material in this tab is if it is applied to geometry!?

Thanks

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Re: Materials in Tab
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 08:20:43 am »
Only materials that are actually used in the scene are in the "in-project material library".

Offline JBird

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Re: Materials in Tab
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 12:10:17 pm »
Thanks for the response thomasteger, that's highly disappointing...

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Re: Materials in Tab
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 12:11:22 pm »
That's why we have the material library, and the favorites tab. You may want to experiment with that.

Offline LayC42

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Re: Materials in Tab
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2016, 10:36:27 pm »
Aren't scene set made for this?

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Re: Materials in Tab
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 02:00:22 pm »
As Thomas said, saving the materials in your own custom folder would be one way to achieve this.

Also, it bloats your file a little bit, but if you know for sure you'll have several materials on the same part, we duplicate the part, and just turn on and off the visibility in the scene tree.