How to duplicate attribute/option to several objects of the same product
This is a feature to allow you to easily assign an attribute that you previously created for a part of your product (target) to another part of the same product.
Let's make a quick example: you sell shoes and you offer 20 different colors for the toe part and the same 20 colors for the tongue and they are independent, which means that the buyer can choose color X for the toe and color Y for the tongue.
In Zakeke, first create an attribute called 'color toe' with a 'set material' action for each color option to make it to change the color on the toe. Now, you can retarget the attribute color toe to the tongue object so that you can have all the actions replicated for the tongue. In a nutshell, you replace an object used in an action with another object without having to redo the whole configuration for the second object.
To retarget an attribute (or even a single option):
- clone the attribute/option (by clicking the clone button)
- click the Retarget button
If you click the attribute retarget, it will retarget all the options and all the actions of the selected attribute.
If you click the options retarget, it will retarget all the actions of the selected option.
After clicking the button, a popup appears and you have to choose which objects to replace. The list of objects is obtained from the actions. If you leave it empty, the object won't be replaced.
How to import an attribute from one product to another product
You can copy an attribute that you previously created for a product to another product that shares the same attribute.
Following the example above, you sell a shoe for which you offer 20 different colors for the toe part and you wish to replicate the same attribute/options for another pair of shoes. If you use the import feature you don't need to re-create the attribute and options from scratch again and you can just copy them from the first product to the second one.
To import an attribute, click the 'Import' button from the list of attributes.
Select the product from which you want to import the attribute
Select the attribute to import
Now, you have to make a retarget because the object used in the first product does not exist in the second one (even if they are imported from the same 3D file and have the same name, they are still different objects in Zakeke).
So, make a retarget from the Toe of the shoe 1 to the toe in the second shoe and click OK.
Note: it is mandatory to retarget all the objects when importing an attribute.
A new attribute will be created with all the options, actions, and right objects.
Note: you need to change the material used by each action manually.