When I import a model from SketchUp, say a single model such as laptop, I usually end up with multi grouped and multi materials in UE editor asset, which is totally redundant. For such a small laptop only 4-5 materials and at max. 10 group of static mesh is enough to model in SU and import to UE. Regarding that video Great Things happen With UE and Sketch Up it is not abnormal to have such large number of groups in model, but for sake of managability I would like to have more concise and compacted materials and static mesh set. So how am I supposed to do it?
I tried to reduce materials in SU up to 10 but when import it with DataSmith then I again end up with 100 materials for objects, am I interpreting something differently or is it the normal workflow?