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Options Menu

An arrow appears in the upper-right corner of the Surfaces tab. Click this arrow to display a set of commands that apply to the Surfaces tab and more in particular to the Surface List.

Surfaces Options menu

The commands, shown in the figure, are:

  • Hide Surface List: Hides display of the Surface List, leaving only the Basic and Advanced sub-tabs in the Surfaces tab.
  • Surface List on Side: Places the Surface List on the side of the Surfaces tab.
  • Surface List on Top: Places the Surface List on the top of the Surfaces tab.
  • Do Not Sort: Prevents alphabetical sorting of the surfaces in each object in your scene.
  • Sort Ascending: Sorts the names of the surfaces in each of your objects in alphabetical order, from A-Z.
  • Sort Descending: Sorts the names of the surfaces in each of your objects in alphabetical order, from Z-A.
  • Expand All: Expands the tree in the Surface List so that all surface names are displayed.
  • Collapse All: Collapses the tree in the Surface List to display only the names of the objects in your scene.
  • Refresh Images: Choose this command to update the image maps in your scene after you make changes to them.
  • Automatically Refresh Images: When checked, this option automatically updates any changes made to the image maps in your scene. When not checked, the images will update only when you choose the Refresh Images command.
  • Load UV Set: Displays the Import Geometry dialog where multiple UVs can be loaded on to the selected figure. See “Multiple UVs” for more information on loading UV sets.
  • Use Baked Textures: When selected, will use baked textures if they are available.
  • Auto Bake Textures: When selected, shaders will be automatically baked in the background as you work.
  • Refresh Baked Textures: When selected, will update the baked textures based on changes made to the shaders, lighting, and other options.
  • Close: Closes the Surfaces tab.

icon-note.jpg NOTE! The Baked Textures options are only available if the Shader Baker plug-in is installed.