Hypershade question (grouping? and slow)

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  09 September 2013
Lightbulb Hypershade question (grouping? and slow)

I was curious if there was a "grouping" feature in the Hypershade? I am working in a larger scene with many materials and although I have named things appropriately it takes a while to find the material I am looking for. I was hoping there would be something where you could select, lets say all the materials for something like a table and then group these into a "table" group? If there wasn't something like, Alias should seriously consider it, would be great.

One more question. in this larger scene I do have roughly 15 lights, when switching tabs in the hypershade, it takes ungodly long to load these lights, is there a patch or something that can be done to speed this up?

Thank you very much
  09 September 2013
Yes, there is an option to create an asset. this will put the shaders in a sort of expandable and collapsable conatiner.

Select the shaders you want to create an asset from and go to the edit menu in the hypershade, then create asset. those will pop into that one and all the asset nodes will be visible under the Asset nodes tab. ofcourse you can also rename them to make it clear whats inside.

hope this helps!.
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  09 September 2013
There are also the bins (the tab behind the create panel).
It works *okay*....
  09 September 2013
Thank you for the tips, I will try them out today. Appreciate the help!
  09 September 2013
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