Author Topic: Saved Materials not loading  (Read 1552 times)

bpressley

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Saved Materials not loading
« on: April 22, 2014, 07:00:26 am »
April 22, 2014, 07:00:26 am
Hi Lumion,
I have just bought Lumion 4 Pro and am having trouble loading material sets.
After saving a materials set, I open a new scene and select the materials set saved and when the black
screen comes up there is nothing to select.

I note that if I save a materials set and load a materials set in the same scene, materials
come up on the black scene ready for selection.

Can you help?
Bruce

Re: Saved Materials not loading
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2014, 07:17:29 am »
April 22, 2014, 07:17:29 am
Hi Bruce

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Re: Saved Materials not loading
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2014, 07:29:17 am »
April 22, 2014, 07:29:17 am
Using Material sets are based on matching materials (by the MaterialID) from one model to another.

So if there are no matching names then there will be no materials that can be selected from the saved set.

It's probably not the must user friendly, some sort of message such as 'No Matching Materials Found in Model to Match to Material Set.' could be mentioned in the dialogue.  Will check and ask Morten if such could be included in future update.

What 3D modelling application are you using to export your models with?

bpressley

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Re: Saved Materials not loading
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2014, 08:24:39 am »
April 22, 2014, 08:24:39 am
Hi Peterm
Thanks for such a fast reply and security advice. Don't know what I was thinking.

Re; Materials Application. It does seem a bit back to front naming a material first in the model
and then loading the materials set and selecting it. At least I now know there is nothing wrong with
my installation.

It would have been much easier to load a material set and then picking and choosing materials
as you go. Maybe an idea in future versions. It would also be great if you could include ceiling lights
in your lights library in the future.

Ive been importing .dwg files from autocad and .3ds files from an old Archicad. No materials
came with them, but I applied them quickly in Lumion.

Thanks again for your help.

Bruce


Re: Saved Materials not loading
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 11:18:35 am »
April 22, 2014, 11:18:35 am
Hi Bruce, thanks for providing us with your feedback on how you prefer to work with materials.

(The developers are aware of the fact that the Material Editor isn't quite as user-friendly as the rest of Lumion and would like to overhaul it in a future update)
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