Separating parent object from instancing clones

I 've finally started using rhe instancing lab and find that even though the parent object is the only thing selected that when a matgerial is applied it also appears on the unselected clones. Is there a work around for this?

Thanks,

Navim

 

Comments

  • HoroHoro Posts: 8,170
    As far as I know, the instances get the material from the master.
  • HansmarHansmar Posts: 2,213

    I agree with Horo. Instances get the material of the master. I think that is part of the idea of instances: there is actually only one 'fysical' object and the instances only indicate where that object also needs to be rendered, how big and in what orientation. This takes only a few parameters and adds little to the scene size. However, if you would be able to have different materials, it would probably have to be real copies and that would increase the scene size substantially.

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