open brand new project to default template..
place on level one..
make 3D view..
nice big wireframe car click to highlight red..
click edit family on the options bar..
open "RPC Beetle" for editing? yes..
highlight lines again to red in the family editor..
open element properties dialog..
next to the word materials is the words"by catagory"..
click on "by catagory" and little button appears to the right..
little button goes to "materials" dialog with
all the rendering stuff..
"default" is highlighted in the materials dialog..
click duplicate and type in the name:
"BLOODY RED BEETLE JUICE"...
click ok and bloody red beetle juice is
check "use render appearance for shading"..
click the "render appearance" tab..
click the "replace" button..
select paint/dark red glossy..
click ok- click ok again..
car lines are still highlighted red in family editor..
click "load into project" because there is
no rendering in the family editor apparently..
a small dialog titled "reload family" says:
family "RPC Beetle" is already in use in this project.
overwrite the existing version?
(here is where there could be a problem)..
no check next to: "Override parameter values of
but just click yes..
then the car is back in the project in the 3D view..
if the car has been made bloody red in the family editor-
why does it still render yellow in the project?
that's like ordering a green car from the factory and
when you get it it's purple..
what else can i do? besides go crazy..