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By jakobs
#300271
Hey peeps

I will just say that I am not working in ArchiCad but I still need to ask this question.
Is there an easy way to put all the materials from the template into a scene so that I can export them?
Hope you understand my question.

//Jakob - 3d-artist
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By Lingwisyer
#300277
Do not believe so. All of the export options as far as I know only export the textures that are in use within the scene. Have not seen a toggle to include all unused textures.



Ling.
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By Rex Maximilian
#300279
jakobs wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:14 am
Hey peeps

I will just say that I am not working in ArchiCad but I still need to ask this question.
Is there an easy way to put all the materials from the template into a scene so that I can export them?
Hope you understand my question.

//Jakob - 3d-artist
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You can export them via the Attribute Manager by saving an .aat file. You would just to make sure any textures applied to them are in a loadable library folder for the file that you will be importing into to load. Also if any fills are associated that are not stock,those will need to be in the .aat also.
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By Lingwisyer
#300280
Thinking about it, the exported textures are just the defuse maps... so you could instead just go and extract the maps straight from the ArchiCAD Surface Catalogue.



Ling.
By jakobs
#300281
I am using a special exporter called .Din3D I need all the materials assigned to an object in the scene. Is there a way to do that?
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By Lingwisyer
#300293
If this exporter you are using does not have an option to export textures, you could make a second export with say the 3ds exporter as I think that one has an option to write out texture information. Might be good to contact who ever wrote the exporter and see if they can include an option to include textures.



Ling.
By jakobs
#300376
The exporter exports textures just fine. I just need to somehow put all materials from the template into a scene in archicad. This has to be done by assigning the materials to objects.