Why can’t I rename a shader? I am following a Gnomon eye tutorial and when I rename a blinn, lambert or any other shader/material this pops up Error: Could not find UI element named “”. After the error I can’t access the hardware texture rollout on the shader. Its happened with all maya versions since 2009 with different PC’s, the graphics cards I have used are gaming cards both nvidia/ati at the moment its a 460gtx could that be the problem, do I need a Quadro card.
Stupid question, but have you tried selecting another shader node after you’ve renamed your blinn and then reselection you desired one?
I encounter a similar mistake if I rename a material but can solve it through this “workflow”.
Been trying to see if your fix works but now that I want the error to show up its working as it should, Sometimes Maya can be a right pain =) Thanks for the fix Leo hopefully it works for me too.
Errors back, Leo’s fix didn’t work for me. At least I know its not just me http://forums.creativecow.net/thread/61/858980 it was the same in maya 2008. Autodesk please fix Old bugs before making new ones. Just tried it with maya 2013, its there as well. If anyone else gets this bug the fix is to save the scene and close/relaunch maya.