I’d really love to use blocks more often because they’re basically like groups that I can edit without being disturbed by surrounding objects. It’s really that kind of Adobe Illustrator Group sort of function that I’m looking for.
However, you guys are not making it easy to love blocks! I don’t like that hiding objects doesn’t work, but that aside, what really bothers me is that my texture mapping settings are lost once I made objects into a block.
I made an example in the attached images. Here I’m applying a box mapping to two closed Breps, which is aligned such that I can see a different part of the texture map on the sides of the Brep, thus simulating Cross Laminated Timber. You get the gist. However, once I made a block out of those two objects, the mapping is lost. Funny enough, if I edit the block, the mapping works again. Duh.
/edit: yes I’m using layers’ textures in shaded view. It’s the same in rendered view, though.
/edit 2: gosh if only there was a ghost rendered view!