In my question thread Why does "nw_add_textures_for_principled" work w/ Existing Material but not w/ dynamically created ones? I have put a +100 bounty and received some useful fixes for the override problem from @Marty Fouts but these changes did not resolve the issue described in the thread's question. We couldn't figure it out but since I want to reward his time and effort and the bounty was to expire today, I decided to give the bounty to him as a huge thank you but cannot mark his post as an answer. Unfortunately, it is still an issue, the code only works when interactively executed in the Python Console but we found out for some reason it does not work when executed in the Text Editor. I desparately need an answer and I'm wondering how to go about this. Can I raise another bounty on this question like +500 or should i create a new question for this? The title would still be exactly the same but seem as if it was a duplicate question. How do I deal with this situation?

  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't the answer you got from the devs work when run and from the console? If so, what's different about the new question you would ask? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 14:42
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    $\begingroup$ oh i asked the question before i got the ansewer from the dev. its resolved now :) $\endgroup$
    – Harry McKenzie Mod
    Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 14:51
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    $\begingroup$ Would you mind if I updated my answer's script to incorporate what the devs told you, with attribution, of course? $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 14:57
  • $\begingroup$ sure pls do! il mark it as the correct answer then. $\endgroup$
    – Harry McKenzie Mod
    Commented Jul 7, 2022 at 15:26
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    $\begingroup$ Sorry I spelled your name wrong in the answer. Particularly embarrassing because I strongly believe in calling people what they want to be called. Thanks for fixing it. $\endgroup$ Commented Jul 8, 2022 at 17:17

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Not very versed in bounties myself, never given or received any.

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After that period you can start a new bounty on your question if non of the answers solved your problem. The minimum amount of points for the new bounty will be double the previous bounty minimum.

Additionally, if you offer multiple bounties on the same question, the minimum spend doubles with each subsequent bounty (50 reputation on the first bounty, 100 reputation on the second, 200 on the third, and so on).

Posting a new question is also an option, but only if it is significantly different from the current one. If you can rephrase it to be a distinct question then go for it, if it will still read like the same one, then awarding a new bounty will be the best course of action.

  • $\begingroup$ alright thank you very much for your answer! :) $\endgroup$
    – Harry McKenzie Mod
    Commented Jul 6, 2022 at 9:43

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