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Easiest way to change colour of a group to same colour?

Postby LARV » Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:24 pm

If I have.. let´s say a car.. in a group and I want change all the different colours to one colour, what is the simplest way to do this? As for now I´m having to click and go into every sub group within the car and marking everything by hand and changing the colour.

I´d like to just mark the car and switch to a single colour. Is this possible?

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Re: Easiest way to change colour of a group to same colour?

Postby TIG » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:45 pm

A group or a component-instance can have a 'color' assigned to it [you just paint it with a Material].
The faces within a 'container' can also have their own 'colors'.
If a face has no material assigned to it [aka 'default-material'], then that face is displayed with the 'color' assigned taken from its 'container' group/instance, if they are deeply nested then the material of the first container that has a material prevails...

A typical use would be to assemble parts of a car into a component, where the tires, hubs, lights, windows, interior etc would be assigned their own materials, then the body panels have the 'default-material'.
You place instances and can paint each with one a different color, although the panels still have the default material they display with the top-level container's material...

To change everything with a nested group requires you to open each in turn and apply the desired material...

It could be done with a script...
Try this http://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pl ... ial_Change
You can select the 'group' and use the tool to change all materials within it, to either the default-material or another existing material... It mines down and changes the materials within nested groups/instances too...
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Re: Easiest way to change colour of a group to same colour?

Postby LARV » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:01 pm

JESUS CHRIST, THAT WAS A NICE PLUGIN!

Thank you!
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