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  07 July 2013
Polygons display as black

Hey all-

Something I don't understand - why do my polygons go black when I remove a color set from them? I would expect them to turn back to the generic grey shader which is assigned. Is there a connection I need to break that I don't know?

  07 July 2013
Depends on what your doing ? If your just adjusting the color in the diffuse slider it shouldn't go black. Now if you are adding a color through the input>file? and you delete the path by simply backspacing then yes there is a connection still lingering. This is a very simple fix, go to windows>hypershade> get it open and find your material your using, in your case Im guessing your using the default lambert, find it in the window and double click it. It should populate the lower right window and you will see basically a node driven view. From the node's you will see little lines with arrows, these are connections. You can select them and delete them from there or you can just right click and select "break connections".

Try that and let me know if it helps
  07 July 2013
Hi Money-

Yes, it's just a basic lambert shader, all set at default values. The geometry displays black. I have checked the shader in the hypershade and there are no links when I expand the shader both upstream and downstream. Except the link that assigns that shader to the geometry. And I've broken and reassigned that link to be certain.

What I think is the cause is something to do with having given a vertex bake set to the geo, then having deleted that set. But I can't find any residual link that might be left behind. But that's what would make the most sense to me. But I'm new to bake sets. And thank you for taking the time to respond!
  07 July 2013
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