I realize that this could be a Vray for Rhino bug but I thought I would bring it up in case it is Rhino related too.
I just realized that if I assign a textured v-ray material to a block (which had its components material set as ‘by parent’ it doesn’t display the textures when rendering. Thay are displayed however in ‘rendered’ viewport mode.
The same setup renders fine however with the Rhino renderer, when assigning to the block either a vray material or a Rhino material. So Rhino renderer is able to recognize and render vray textures, which is an added bonus.
I uploaded a sample with two instances of the same block, one with vray material and the other with Rhino material.
It should also be noted that the mapping coords established before making the block become lost when switching to Rhino renderer but they are respected when switching to Vray renderer.
Sample is here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/re5fnoguyl5xuun/ylclcQ0sUp
Your thoughts would be appreciated.