This is my first post ever, but not the first time blender community saved my projects. I hope someday i become the person on the other side, reaching a hand.
I am working on an Archviz faculty project and need to kind of randomize the material of the roof tiles, from glass to ceramic, like this:
Because I have around 5000 tiles and a weak laptop, I decimated the geometry, “collected” and instanced it, parented to a plane i array through the roof. Even like this the laptop slows down a lot.
In this experimental .blend i tried this effect with some success in a default cube (object, not instance) with applied arrays. Without the applied arrays I can’t work out the UVs for the Gradient (top part of nodes). With an array of plane instancing the default cube it just doesn’t work and I would appreciate your help so much.
Is it possible to do the effect on the left, keeping the mentioned array of instanced tiles so I don’t kill my laptop?
Thank you from the heart blender community