Material name character limit - 63


(R Soul) #1

Hi. A while ago, using 2.79, I noticed material names had a maximum length of 63 chars. That limit is still in place in 2.80. It’s mostly fine, but there’s one program I sometimes export to whose material names are in a ‘path’ format, e.g. textures\stone\wall etc, and models made in 3d programs have to use this.

In some cases the material names are longer than 63 chars. It would be impractical to change them in the destination program because many of them will be in use by existing projects. When I’ve encountered this problem I’ve made a duplicate of the material with a shorter name and used it for my project. It works but shouldn’t be necessary.

Would it be possible to increase the character limit?