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Offline Pepster3D

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gradation across multiple objects
« on: May 22, 2014, 01:58:39 pm »
I've attached a sample image to show you what I'm looking to accomplish in Keyshot.

Is there a way to apply a gradation texture onto multiple shapes, as if they were 1 shape?  In other words if I have 50 circles in a grid pattern, can I apply a gradation to them as a whole instead of 50 separate gradation?  So the gradation will go from the right of the screen to the left covering all circles as if they were 1 object?

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Offline edwardo

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 03:49:53 am »
Just make sure all the surfaces are grouped/the same colour/in the same layer when you export them from your CAD package of choice.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 02:54:32 pm »
Sorry for the delayed response, Darlene. Took a break from racing to answer your post - LOL.

You can simply a material at the top level of the model in the scene tree, or copy and paste with link (shift left click / shift right click) any material that you applied to one of the squares. Then you can treat the objects as one single object.

I hope this helps.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 05:23:11 am »
Thank you Edwardo and Thomas!  I'll give it a whirl. :-*

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2014, 01:07:23 pm »
Hi-OK, it's not working for me.  I've attached a screen capture of my scene.  A group of squares with the same material ID but the texture is treated separately by each square even though they are in the same group.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2014, 03:17:05 pm »
You imported this as a single file I assume?

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 02:52:32 pm »
Yes-I made the squares in 3DS Max and grouped them.  Exported them via the Keyshot plugin as a bip.  All 1 file.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 05:37:59 am »
Can you send it to me?

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2014, 06:01:58 am »
Sure, here's a file. I tried grouping the squares a few different ways, but still can't get 1 gradation across all shapes.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2014, 12:37:10 pm »
Thanks. Can you send the original CAD file so we can look at that too?

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 12:42:35 pm »
The original file is in 3DS Max.  Do you want a max file or do you want 3ds or obj?

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 01:56:08 pm »
The Max file please. We have it here.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2014, 10:21:35 am »
Here's a max file...

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 11:40:15 am »
This appears to be a bug with the 3ds bip exporter. If I export as obj it works fine.

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Re: gradation across multiple objects
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2014, 12:00:34 pm »
Weird.  OK I'll try obj.  Thanks T