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Offline rossco

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Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« on: October 06, 2010, 07:20:33 am »
Hi

I've just updated my Keyshot 2 to 2.1 and can't find the new materials meant to be on offer.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2010, 09:07:50 am »
If you install and choose not to overwrite your materials you will not get the new materials. I suggest to make a backup of your material library, then install again and let KeyShot overwrite the material library. this will give you the new materials.

Offline Speedster

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2010, 05:48:54 pm »
Any other way to access the new materials?  I can't lose my 1668 materials, many client colors.  If I backup (always do anyway) and then install and overwrite, do I have to then import all of them again and create all new libraries?  There has to be an easier way, I hope!
Bill G

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 06:08:25 pm »
We've added a few new separate groups like "lights" and "translucent". You could just take those and copy them into your existing material library and then move them back in place.

I know this is tedious. We will also post them on our website in the near future. And we will rework the whole thing for version 3.

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 09:23:58 am »
We've added a few new separate groups like "lights" and "translucent". You could just take those and copy them into your existing material library and then move them back in place.

I know this is tedious. We will also post them on our website in the near future. And we will rework the whole thing for version 3.

...and if you use the upgrade patch rather than the full installer? You don't get the new material groups?

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 09:35:30 am »
No - that is software only.

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 09:56:49 am »
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We've added a few new separate groups like "lights" and "translucent". You could just take those and copy them into your existing material library and then move them back in place.

I sure can't find them.  I did an upgrade.  Are you saying we have to do a full install to get the new materials?  Not clear from your reply to jhiker.  I'll wait until the new materials are on the website.

Bill G

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2010, 12:21:18 am »
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We've added a few new separate groups like "lights" and "translucent". You could just take those and copy them into your existing material library and then move them back in place.

I sure can't find them.  I did an upgrade.  Are you saying we have to do a full install to get the new materials?  Not clear from your reply to jhiker.  I'll wait until the new materials are on the website.

Bill G

I have the same problem.

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2010, 05:06:07 am »
I used the full installer for another PC, then backuped new files in KeyShot Resources.("Light.mtl" "Translucent.mtl" "Circle_Light.tif" "Square_Light.tif"...)
And I used the upgrade patch for my main PC, then copied them.
This way is very troublesome, but this is a sure way.

Offline jhiker

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2010, 07:27:11 am »
I used the full installer for another PC, then backuped new files in KeyShot Resources.("Light.mtl" "Translucent.mtl" "Circle_Light.tif" "Square_Light.tif"...)
And I used the upgrade patch for my main PC, then copied them.
This way is very troublesome, but this is a sure way.


Does that mean that if Keyshot (or anybody else  ;)) made these files ("Light.mtl" "Translucent.mtl" "Circle_Light.tif" "Square_Light.tif"...) available as a separate download(s)  we could simply drop these into relevant the resources folder and we'd be up-to-date.
How about it?

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2010, 12:36:40 pm »
Yes we are working on this.

Offline Richman

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2010, 11:17:13 pm »
Wow I didn't know I was missing new materials! with 2.1

I'm in the same boat.  Looking forward to a download to add them in.

Offline JimiH

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010, 03:46:34 am »
Did this get sorted out I too dont have the light emitting materials.

Ver - 2.1.20

Geoff

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Re: Keyshot 2.1 New Materials Missing
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2010, 06:40:28 am »
Simply back up your materials, and then install KeyShot using the full installer.

Then move your materials back.