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Sean
Layer Map is applying itself to surface 1 on every object
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on Apr 19, 2005 at 4:55:36 pm

Of course I know that I'm doing something wrong...

I made a rectangular box that I'm using for a video screen, but I decided I wanted 3 of them, so I use the duplicate object and made 3 of them. They all can be assigned to diffrent sets and act as 3 independant objects, BUT when I go and assign a layer map on the front surface of the first box, it applies itself to the front surface of ALL the objects. So, Was it because I use the duplicate feature? Should I have made 3 seperate boxes from scratch? Thanks for the help!

Sean


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Matt Rhodes
Re: Layer Map is applying itself to surface 1 on every object
on Apr 20, 2005 at 5:57:22 pm

Hi Sean.

When you duplicate an object, it links the original materials to the duplicated objects,
as you've seen.

To remove this link, do the following:
1. Open the 3D Invigorator Set-Up Window
2. Select a duplicated object
3. Open the Object Styles tab in the upper-right corner of the Set-Up window
4. Find the Swatch menu next to the Object Styles tab
5. Select "Unlink Object Style"
6. Repeat steps 2-5 for additional objects

Your selected object(s) will now be independent of the original object, so you can
specify a different object style or material for each one.

Try the steps above and let us know if you need more assistance.

Matt Rhodes
Zaxwerks, Inc.



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