Before I explain these issues I want to say that I consider them to be relatively minor. They don’t impede work. I would consider these secondary to issues related to saving/loading and general iterative workflow. I am just capturing these issues here so there is a record and discussion.
Sometimes the Materials viewer loads correctly:
However, The Materials Viewer will occasionally display labels over the materials that obscure their visibility.
Clicking Refresh can make the issue worse:
Sometimes They all load correctly. Sometimes a few are correct, but others are not. Sometimes They are all loaded incorrectly. The problem is intermittent, and I haven’t zeroed in on exactly what Causes this.
I can attempt to add textures to the Texture Viewer…
I can drag these in and this seems to work.
Then I want to make a new material, I am adding a Standard Material:
So far behavior is expected.
Now here we see the Standard Material Inspector does not update in the Materials viewer
I can click refresh and see it change
Changing properties DOES update in the scene right away
But not in the Viewer:
Again, this is not a big issue, but it can create confusion when you are trying to edit the scene when the various panels go out of sync. You can click refresh, but then you need to ALSO reselect the Material in the Viewer to see changes. This means that sometimes Refresh works, but other times you need to refresh AND reselect the material.