Select all faces using a material on a specific object only?

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Old 12 December 2012   #1
Select all faces using a material on a specific object only?

Hi Guys,

I'd like to delete all faces with a specific material applied but only on one mesh. I want all the other meshes with this material applied to be left alone. Right now I'm lucky because most of the objects I am doing this with are separated in to the faces I want to delete and a few other shells. This allows me to select the shells I don't want to delete quickly then invert my selection but I know this won't always be the case and wonder if anyone knows of a way to do this more efficiently?

Thanks in advance,

Dan.
 
Old 12 December 2012   #2
1. select the mesh with faces to delete
2. hide unselected
3. hypershade select objects with material
4. isolate selected
5. deselect all
6. marquee select visible faces -> delete
 
Old 12 December 2012   #3
Perfect. Thank you!
 
Old 12 December 2012   #4
script version;

http://www.creativecrash.com/maya/d...c/do_sel_by_mat
 
Old 12 December 2012   #5
There's a script called MatFaceFinder that has exactly this functionality I believe.
You make a selection on a mesh, and then MatFaceFinder will grow the selection to cover all faces that share that shader.
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Old 12 December 2012   #6
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