Paint Bucket Tool: Sampling

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Sampling a material

Press and hold the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key to change from the Paint Bucket tool to a Sample tool for sampling materials within your model. The cursor will change to an eye dropper. Click on the face whose material you want to sample. Release the Alt (Microsoft Windows) or Command (Mac OS X) key to return to the Paint Bucket tool. Paint the sampled material on a face.



Note: The sampled material is placed in the Active Color Well of the Color Picker, where it can be painted on new entities, modified, or used as the basis of a new material (Mac OS X).