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Offline Arian Shamil

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KS4 material to KS5
« on: June 15, 2014, 11:35:43 pm »
Hi!
Can i use my KS4 material on KS5?
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Offline Claus Jensen

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2014, 12:39:33 am »
Yes, you can either use them from a shared folder between KeyShot 4 and 5.
You can also export materials from KeyShot 4 to a KMP file and and import this into KeyShot 5 - this will ensure that your textures are copied together with the material files.

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2014, 01:32:43 am »
Thank you very much for the infos :)

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2014, 09:22:42 pm »
For me the majority of materials did render properly but not all. Some of my keyshot 4 shaders did not work in keyshot 5 and ended up showing rendering errors. Some even crashed my keyshot 5, and I got this error message, "this .mtl file is not compatible with keyshot 5, try importing it through material library to convert", I did just that, and it still wouldn't import at all.

How do you export these materials as .kmp and import them into keyshot 5, will that resolve the issue?

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2014, 10:20:31 am »
Can you share the material?

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2014, 02:29:23 am »
yeah here it is. It was downloaded over the net as a freebie giveaway for keyshot 4.

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2015, 04:59:21 am »
Any word?

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2015, 11:20:02 pm »
You need to move the 2 mtl files to the Desktop or some other place than the material library.
Start KeyShot, create a folder in the material library where you want your new materials, choose import, select the mtl file from the Desktop.
You might have to render the material thumbnails again to get the proper look. Right click on the folder and select "Render Thumbnails".

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Re: KS4 material to KS5
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2015, 09:28:45 pm »
Thanks, it imported well now.
I'd just like to know if there is a way to bring back keyshot 4 drag material onto object. IN keyshot 5 it halts for quite a bit to ask the user if they want to retain materials and textures, how do I bypass this for instant copy over of material?