I’ve been trying to use Dataprep recently to manage importing and merging the meshes of similarly named StaticMeshActors, but can’t figure out how to do this. I can manually tell Dataprep to find all objects named “abcxyz” and merge them together, but I have to tell it do this for every set of objects that are being imported.
For example there could be 100 “A-DM-Door” to merge, 100 “A-DM-Railing”, 100 “A-DM-Glazing” etc etc etc… very big files with lots of components.
What I need is a way to point to an incoming data set, and merge every object that shares at least 10 characters together.
I could merge by Revit material when linking to 3DSMax, but some of our files are so massive that this causes problems - the resulting geometry covers such a massive area that the lightmaps, even at max resolution, are far too small. So I’m resorting to not merging by Revit material, and exporting each project in several chunks via Datasmith. for example, Floor_00, Floor_01 etc…
If anyone has any ideas I’d be very grateful.