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Apply different materials to different sides of an object
show user profile  GoodJuJu
Hi Everybody,

Could somebody please help me with a question I have, or point me in the direction of a tutorial which might help me.

I have a box which I am trying to apply different materials to. For example, I want to apply a red material to everything apart from the top face; I want to apply a green material to the top face.

Is it possible to just apply materials to faces rather than objects, or should I create a plane and place it on top of the top face?

Kind Regards


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12/2/2011 9:36:01 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 9:36:01 AM)
show user profile  DannyMax
"Is it possible to just apply materials to faces rather than objects ?" yes it is , look into material ID's and how to set up a muti/Sub Object materia,l thats all you need to do what you want :)

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12/2/2011 10:22:18 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 10:22:52 AM)
show user profile  dd
apply the red material to the object, then select the top face and drag the material sphere you want onto the face in the view port and it will assign it only to that face

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12/2/2011 11:06:53 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 11:06:53 AM)
show user profile  GoodJuJu
dd / DannyMax, thanks for your help - appreciate it!!
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12/2/2011 11:29:55 AM (last edit: 12/2/2011 11:29:55 AM)
show user profile  sahibzada
to save the materials slot SELECT Multi/sub materials select 10 or how many u want to, drag any color u want to apply on any side by selecting polygon separately
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12/2/2011 2:53:17 PM (last edit: 12/2/2011 2:53:17 PM)
show user profile  reeves1984
Legacy dd 3dsmax skills!

Simon Reeves - VFX Artist & Blog
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12/2/2011 3:07:03 PM (last edit: 12/2/2011 3:07:03 PM)
show user profile  dd
lol notice how i did it old school too ? none of this video crap ;) (jk)

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12/2/2011 3:35:30 PM (last edit: 12/2/2011 3:35:30 PM)
show user profile  Garp

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12/2/2011 8:47:59 PM (last edit: 12/2/2011 8:47:59 PM)
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