Copying Materials

When Copying materials it is important to decide if you want separate versions of the same materials or if the materials should be linked.

Linked Materials

When two parts have a linked material any edits made to the material will affect all parts.

There are several methods of copying and pasting materials you want to be linked

  • Press “Shift + Left Click” on a material assigned to a model. That will copy the material. Next, to paste the material, press “Shift + Right Click” on another part. That will copy the same material from the In-Project Library and paste it to another part. this will paste the material as a linked material.
  • Drag and drop a material from the In-Project Library onto a part that does not already have that material assigned.
  • Right-click a part and select Copy Material in the context menu. Right-click another part and select Paste Linked Material.

Separate Materials

Every time you apply materials that are not linked, an instanced copy of the material will be created in the In-Project Library.

  • Press “Shift + Left Click” on a material assigned to a model. That will copy the material. Next, to paste the material, press “Shift + Alt + Right Click” on another part. That will copy the material in the In-Project Library and paste it to another part.
  • Drag and drop a material from the Material Library on different parts, Keyshot will ask if you want to link.
  • Right-click a part and select Copy Material in the context menu. Right-click another part and select Paste Material.

Hotkeys

Shift + Left Click – Copy Material (Select Material)
Shift + Right Click – Paste Linked Material (Apply material)
Shift+ Alt + Right Click – Paste Material (Apply Copy)

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