Watch our video "KeyCreator Pro 2022 Materials Migration Enhancements"
KeyCreator Pro 2022 automatically copies the material properties from entities used as cutting tools onto the solids which they cut. This video provides several examples to demonstrate how to manage this behavior.
Boolean Subtract Automatically Copies Face Material Attributes
Another enhancement is to go ahead and migrate colors or materials during a Boolean operation. Specifically, Boolean subtract. So here we have two solids in those solids have no materials other than using the standard 64 color palette. So - simple subtract, and the colors behaved as I expected, the color is not transferred, or the material is not transferred. If you do want the materials to be transferred, you will be using the materials attributes. Let's go ahead and make sure we're going to change this solid here. You can see it changed. I do the subtract again. And now those material colors were migrated over during the subtraction operation.
Second Example – Multiple Materials
A little more complex. In the previous example, I had the color set or the material set, the entire solid here, I have a set to individual faces. Again, the same thing will happen. The material colors will go ahead and get transferred. And you can see inside the block that the Material Colors have been transferred.