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Offline Rollk1

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Link only colors?
« on: October 10, 2019, 02:15:05 pm »
I'm trying to link the colors of 2 different parts, but only the colors not material (e.g. linked multi-material colors between plastic and rubber parts). Primarily reason is so I can easily change colors shared between different parts/materials.

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2019, 10:25:08 pm »
It might be stupid, but you can use a “single color texture file” like the regular usage of textures?!?

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 06:33:16 am »
How about a color adjust node? You could set the color there and then plug that into the diffuse input of your materials.

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 06:47:40 am »
I've used the vertex color node to create color swatches before too. Could use the gradient node as well, with the flexibility of the gradient functionality. Feed that into the color/diffuse blip of the material nodes.

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 08:44:18 am »
I guess that the color adjust node and also the vertex texture would work within on material on one part along the multi material.
But if I would need a color on different parts with different materials, then I would use a 10x10 px solid color image file (box) mapped in the materials.

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 09:25:02 am »
I guess that the color adjust node and also the vertex texture would work within on material on one part along the multi material.
But if I would need a color on different parts with different materials, then I would use a 10x10 px solid color image file (box) mapped in the materials.

Good point Marco. I was only thinking about within one multi-material.

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Re: Link only colors?
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2019, 12:48:21 pm »
Hey Eric.


This request isn’t asked much in here. A well structured project material list would also enables quick material changes when combined with multi material.
Long story short - it depends on workflow.


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Marco