Rhino 6.14 bug - Properties by parent

Rhino documentation file: https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commands/block.htm says: Properties by parent
This option is only useful when creating blocks. Before you make a block, assign objects color to By parent, then make the block and include the object. The layer that is current when the block is inserted will control the color and visibility of the objects that were set to By parent.

This feature exists in wireframe and ghosted modes only. It does not exist in rendered mode. Its behavior in shaded mode is very strange - when I select one block, all blocks display the same color. Some modes display perfectly black blocks.

The Use Object Parent setting of an object will use the material assigned to the block instance the object is part of:

This video is irrelevant. This bug is obvious to me.

@KelvinC perhaps the documentation needs some fine tuning. It probably should mention that for rendered mode the material assigned to the layer when the block instance material is set to layer will be used.

block display bug.3dm (508.1 KB)

Hello - good one - thanks for the report.



I rewrote the Properties by parent section in https://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/6/help/en-us/commands/block.htm