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Offline Sam

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Network/ shared material library
« on: March 31, 2010, 03:33:06 am »
I'm struggling with a concept:

We set-up an environment to use the same material library with several users, this is located in a network shared folder.

We did this by adjusting the keyshot.xml.
We add a material or material group, and we save it. Another user refreshes his material library after these actions... this does not give him the new materials nor groups...

Is this normal behavior?

We have to restart keyshot to get the new materials or groups... what does the refresh materials function do then?

guest84672

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Re: Network/ shared material library
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010, 08:25:04 am »
Yes it is. Because KeyShot will only use the materials that are currently in session. Refresh materials will re-render the materials in session under the given lighting conditions.

Offline aldesso

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Re: Network/ shared material library
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2010, 05:53:57 am »
Yes it is. Because KeyShot will only use the materials that are currently in session. Refresh materials will re-render the materials in session under the given lighting conditions.
For the sake of argument, lets say both of us are using Keyshot simultaneously on a shared Library and we both create new materials,
Does this mean that if I save the material library and close keyshot, the second user will overwrite my new materials if he saves his library or does the his saving of the library only add his new materials to the existing library?

More clearly:

Let say the shared library is set A, I create set B, save and close Keyshot ... the shared library is now A+B

Meanwhile, user2 still only has access to set A and creates set C. user2 saves local library ...

Will the resulting Library now be A+B+C or will it overwrite my changes and only be A+C ?

Regards,
Marc


guest84672

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Re: Network/ shared material library
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010, 03:15:26 pm »
It will be a + b + c since every tab is a separate .bip file.

Offline Sam

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Re: Network/ shared material library
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2010, 08:49:39 am »
and to be clear: if you make changes in the same tab?

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Re: Network/ shared material library
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 07:06:48 am »
Then it will be overwritten.