03. [iClone 7.3 NEW RELEASE] Material Enhancement


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By Joanne (RL) - 6 Years Ago
Material Enhancement
By Joanne (RL) - 6 Years Ago
New Material Plus for quick save and single application of multiple materials
  • Material Plus (*.iMtlPlus) is a new format for saving multiple materials. 
  • Benefits: Application of Material Plus can apply multiple materials with a number of parameter adjustments with one single operation.
    • For example, the embedded Fan prop has three sub-nodes each with a separate material.  By using Material Plus, all of the three materials are packaged into a convenient *.iMtlPlus file for speedy save and deployment.
      https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/93f7e775-9e55-4be7-88e6-8da6.jpg 
      https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/7fdb7b64-6850-4044-a806-9af0.jpg

      Sample 1: Apply Multi-Materials to Multi-Mesh (child nodes)
      https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/bc400cf9-5c8b-45b0-af39-07c0.gif

      Sample 2: Apply Multi-Materials to Single Mesh
      Content from Dragons Pack
      https://forum.reallusion.com/uploads/images/706ef58c-5918-4e10-aca9-30d3.gif

  • Material Plus files can be found under Content > Media > MaterialPlus
    • Note: Material Plus deployment works by matching to the original mesh name, mesh vertex count, and the material name.  If a match is found then the material is applied, if not then it is simply skipped.  Therefore, every content will need a very specific Material Plus file to match (pass detection). 
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By Joanne (RL) - 6 Years Ago
User interface adjustments for Modify > Material List
  • Modify > Material > Material List functions have been grouped under the categories of Save and Load.
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    1. Load and save Material pulldown menu. 
    2. Load and save Material Plus pulldown menu. 
    3. Load, save, auto-link All Object Textures pulldown menu.

  • All save, load and link functions under Modify > Material > Texture Settings (Y), have been grouped under distinct pulldown menus.
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    1. Load, Save Texture 
    2. Load, Save All Material Textures 
    3. Auto-Link, Unlink Selected Texture
    4. Auto-Link, Unlink All Material Textures