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How to apply material to a single face only?

A - answer Any scene material (from the Material palette) in AutoCAD can be assigned not only to the whole object, but alternatively also to a specific face on the 3D object.

In older AutoCAD versions (2009 and older), right-click on the selected material in the Materials palette and use the "Apply material" function. On the object then select the specific 3D face with the Ctrl key.

In newer versions of AutoCAD (2010 and higher) with the new unified material editor, first choose the requested faces on the 3D object (as sub-objects, i.e. with the Ctrl key) and in the material palette click on the image of the requested rendering material.

Material on face

You can also use the SOLIDEDIT command with the option Face and Material -- identify the face by its edges and enter the name of the requested material.

Another option is the command MATERIALASSIGN; on the "Select objects:" prompt enter Subobject and select the requested face or faces.

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23.2.2012    10973x  
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See also:
Tip 10204:How to attach an .AdskLib material library in AutoCAD?
Tip 9694:Random object colors in 3ds Max.
Tip 9549:Rendering of 3D models without background in Autodesk Showcase.
Tip 8903:Draw normals of 3DFaces in AutoCAD DWG.
Tip 8632:Talking iLogic rule to check part material in Inventor (default material).

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