multi selecting materials

Discussion created by Guest on Oct 6, 2005

I am currently working on a project whereby we are going to take models from Solidworks to 3DsMax for animation.

We are having problems exporting the material assignments and are losing these which makes our job of re-texturing near impossible.

The designers that created the models in solidworks always created new materials for different objects even when the objects used the same material. Resulting in tens of copies of the same material assigned to different elements of the parts.

What we would like to be able to do is to multi select all the materials in the "render manager" tab and export this selection as 1 object. Apparently in older versions of Solidworks it was possible to do this(select multiple materials simultaniously) but not in the current version.

I'm finding this ghard to believe and was wondering if anyone could help.

thanks in advance,