C4D Tutorial: Texturing Tip

C4D Cinema4D Tutorial Texturing Tip

In this quick tip I’ll show you a way to select all the items in your hierarchy using the same texture, and also a way to replace that texture with a brand new one. It’s a workflow tip that will save you tons of time!

UPDATE: An even faster way was shown to me by Dave Davidson over at renderpimp.com/wp. He mentioned that you can take the texture you want to use and then in the materials window simply hold Alt and click and drag that texture onto the one you want to replace and it will delete that texture and replace it with the other one. Really cool tip, thanks Dave.


    1. Lu

      This tip’s very handy ’cause I was doing that the other day – one by one. Guess good for learning, hog for time = ) But now…zippy zip…

    2. Alex

      very cool tip man , was looking for something like this for a long time

    3. campa

      cool one!

      an other way to do this:
      select your new material in the Materials panel and ALT + drag on to the material you want to be replaced.
      its overwriting the whole material to the new one. to keep your old material, first CTRL + drag your old material, to duplicate it, then step one.

    4. Joren

      Sweet, Campa. Thanks for letting us know about that. I’ve never done the CTRL drag, so that’s good to know. Thanks mate!

    5. Kris

      Good time saver, thanks.

    6. nz0301

      Nice tip. Thanks!

    7. campa

      i found this, and more or less it fits to this topic

    8. gokhan

      great tut Joren,thank u 😉

    9. ika

      I know even easier way to do this
      Just drag texture from content browser to the texture which you want to replace and that’s all 🙂

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