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Offline jhiker

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Material groups confusion...
« on: March 25, 2011, 02:29:53 am »
Just looking at the Milky White Clock BIP. When I double-click on any of the materials and look at the 'Material type' drop-down I see Advanced
Anisotropic
Dielectric
Diffuse
Emissive..
Solid Glas..
Thinfilm. etc.
When I check my material library I don't have many of these material groups although I always check 'overwrite materials' when I upgrade. I'm on the current release BTW.
How can I get back to the 'default' material library with the option of adding my own material groups - it's all got rather messy.

guest84672

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Re: Material groups confusion...
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2011, 06:12:07 am »
I am not sure I understand the question ... The materials in the Material Library are created based on these core material types.

Offline jhiker

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Re: Material groups confusion...
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2011, 08:24:37 am »
The point is, my materials (in my materials folder) don't match what I believe to be the standard Keyshot materials any more even though I've chosen to overwrite when upgrading.
I can't see the groups called
Anisotropic
Dielectric
Diffuse
Emissive
Solid Glass
Thinfilm. etc.

...it's related to this thread...
http://keyshot.com/forum/index.php?topic=1605.0

I believe the materials library handling is a bit of a mess in Keyshot and is probably my biggest gripe....  :(

guest84672

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Re: Material groups confusion...
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2011, 01:09:26 pm »
We don't have groups like Anisotropic, Dielectric etc ... These are material types.