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Derryl Rice
Junior Member
Username: Thingmaker

Post Number: 29
Registered: 10-2003


Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 02:24 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Is there a way to rename many objects at one time? For example if you purchase a tree model there can be 8,000 leaves and 4,000 branches. But they just come in named as objects 1-12k. Re-exporting to another program is often confusing with no naming and naming each one at a time is tedious.
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support@formZ.com
Moderator
Username: Tech

Post Number: 17847
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 08:37 am:   Edit Post Print Post

Derryl,


There are Plugins and Scripts that can be used to rename objects that you can find (and / or customize) here:

http://www.formz.com/support/extensions.html

If there is no need to keep these as separate objects, it would be much easier and more efficient to select all these leaves and use the Join Volume tool to turn them into a single object -- which can then be named only once. In addition to cleaning up your objects palette -- your file will then perform faster too.
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Marcelo Rodríguez
Intermediate Member
Username: Ztek

Post Number: 95
Registered: 05-2003


Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 02:35 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Usualy, I rename all objects in my projects, and I use this script extensively. It's a GREAT time saver.

ZTech, can I make a suggestion? Please, to add a title entry in the object palette. Currently, you have this entry in the Object tab in Project Settings.

In this way, you could pre name objects that are repeated in advance, and the palette goes numbering them in sequence, as usual.

The same for Layers, Light, etc., but the really important is for Objects.

Best,

Marcelo

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support@formZ.com
Moderator
Username: Tech

Post Number: 17851
Registered: 04-2001


Posted on Friday, October 05, 2012 - 03:10 pm:   Edit Post Print Post

Marcelo,

Thanks for your suggestion, we will see if this can be added.
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Bo Atkinson
Senior Member
Username: Boa

Post Number: 613
Registered: 05-2001


Posted on Saturday, October 06, 2012 - 03:36 am:   Edit Post Print Post

+1