New material duplication feature

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New material duplication feature

To improve productivity when designing your 3D configurator we added a new feature that allows to duplicate whole materials (copy/paste) within the same showcase but also across different showcases.

We also added a complementary feature that allows a material to be updated (AKA sync) from another one.

This new feature is specially useful for materials having complex configuration with custom textures: Typically when creating many PBR (physically based rendering) materials that shares common textures.

This new feature is available free of charge starting now! Both within the studio user interface and via the GraphQL API.

Studio UI

Within the 3D editor: When you create a new material you can now chose to create it from scratch or from source:

You can also update the whole configuration of a material from another one:

GraphQL API

We've added 2 new GraphQL mutations that can be used with your personal GraphQL API key or directly within the GraphQL explorer.

Use createMaterialFrom to create a new material from another source material (that is hosted on the same showcase or from an external showcase):

mutation {
  createMaterialFrom(
    input: {
      sourceId: "XXX",
      name: "My new material",
      showcaseId: "XXX"
    }
  )
}

Use updateMaterialConfigurationFrom to synchronise the whole configuration of a material from another one:

mutation {
  updateMaterialConfigurationFrom(
    input: {
      sourceId: "XXX",
      materialId: "XXX"
    }
  )
}

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