[Sidefx-houdini-list] managing material

Jordi Bares jordibares at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 14:27:50 EST 2016


You can inspect objects and their materials, also the detail view will allow you to inspect objects and sort by attribute so it could be another way of doing it.

Nevertheless the XSI way is very confortable… should think about doing it via python.
jb

> On 14 Dec 2016, at 16:40, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Data tree, the Material style sheet ?
> 
> 2016-12-14 17:24 GMT+01:00 Jordi Bares <jordibares at gmail.com>:
> 
>> Data tree is your friend for these things
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On 14 Dec 2016, at 15:18, Jerome Pastorello <lordkarington0 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Hello,
>>> 
>>> 
>>> In primitive mode you can select by material path attribute.
>>> I don’t know at object level though.
>>> 
>>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7uka8lewwfsetub/Capture%20d%
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>> https://www.dropbox.com/s/7uka8lewwfsetub/Capture%20d%
>> E2%80%99%C3%A9cran%202016-12-14%20%C3%A0%2016.16.11.png?dl=0>
>>> 
>>> Cheers
>>> 
>>> Jérôme
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> Le 14 déc. 2016 à 16:09, Olivier Jeannel <facialdeluxe at gmail.com> a
>> écrit :
>>>> 
>>>> Hi list,
>>>> 
>>>> I'm having hard time on some basic "user" way of thinking in Houdini.
>>>> I'm currently dealing with a project where I have a CAD object delivered
>>>> with several dozen of groups.
>>>> 
>>>> I use groups to assign materials.
>>>> What happen is that several group can share a same material.
>>>> 
>>>> Is there a way to re-select the groups by using their material ?
>>>> in xsi it's called "select objects from material", you pick a material
>> and
>>>> xsi will select the correspondant objects (and there is also the
>> opposite :
>>>> "get material from selected object")
>>>> Do we have something similar ?
>>>> 
>>>> For the moment, I (finally) made an uber group made of all the smaller
>>>> group and then apply once the material to this uber group.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> I have several cases like this where I don't think I work the way I
>> should,
>>>> ending loosing a lot of time on basics and repetitives needs.
>>>> 
>>>> Thank you :)
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