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ddt104

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Change color on copied model
« on: November 08, 2016, 05:44:08 pm »
November 08, 2016, 05:44:08 pm
Hi, I have not found an other similar thread. If it's already answered I say sorry.
I have imported an object and assign a saved shader.
Now I have copy it (the model) and I need to change the color, but it seem the "old" model's color is changing too.
Even if I create a new material on it, it is given to the other one.

What could be the solution?

Thanks for the help

Re: Change color on copied model
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2016, 05:48:52 pm »
November 08, 2016, 05:48:52 pm
Hi ddt104, no problem - we can help you. :)

Which version of Lumion are you using? Lumion 6.0 Pro?

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ddt104

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Re: Change color on copied model
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2016, 06:12:00 pm »
November 08, 2016, 06:12:00 pm
I'm just trying it, it is the 5.3 demo. I need to know if it do things I need for a customer

Re: Change color on copied model
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2016, 06:42:08 pm »
November 08, 2016, 06:42:08 pm
All right, thanks for the information.

Lumion 5.3 Demo is quite old and very limited. Did you know that you can get a 7-day Trial version of Lumion 7.0 Pro? Please click here to see how to get it.

Regarding your question, Lumion uses "references" to imported models, so if you change the materials of a model (or re-import the model) in one scene, those changes will also be applied to all other scenes that the model is used in.

To create a variation of an imported model, duplicate the 4 model files in the Documents/Lumion 5 Demo/Library folder and rename them to whatever you want to call your variation. Then restart Lumion to make sure the new duplicate will show up the next time you look at the Imported Model browser and use the duplicated model as a variation.

Alternatively, you can re-import the original model file under a new name, but then you just need to remember to assign the Material Set from the other model.
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ddt104

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Re: Change color on copied model
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2016, 06:48:27 pm »
November 08, 2016, 06:48:27 pm
Ok, thanks, I will try 7!

Well, I hope this feature will get more simply in the future because the use I should make is to copy, move and rotate the same object with the customer and change colors.
Every object (10-12) will have something like 6-10 different colors.
So copy 10 times the same model just to change color is not a so user friendly solution.


Thanks anyway for the help

Re: Change color on copied model
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2016, 07:15:15 pm »
November 08, 2016, 07:15:15 pm
Thanks for the feedback. :)
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