Found a bug:
When indigo editor is opened and you render a scene, the indigo editor get stuck on the material properties of the mesh you select and the indigo mesh properties do not appear anymore and you have to restart maya to see the mesh properties in the indigo editor again.
This behaviour has been changed for the next update. Currently, you must use the marking menu from the navigation bar. The navigation bar is the one telling to wich shape (or how many of them) have the material applied, below the displayed selection name.
For instance, create a new scene, initialize MtI then create a cube. The navigation bar should tell "lambert1 applied". Click and hold onto the navigation bar: a marking menu showing the item "lambert1" pops out, switching to the material properties when selected. Then in the material properties, the navigation bar is telling "applied to pCubeShape1". Click-drag to toggle mesh properties back.
This system also applies between textures and materials, and displays a list if there are multiple nodes connected so you should be able to navigate through all aspects of an indigo object without changing the current selection, nor restarting Maya for the matter
What has changed for the next update is that the properties will be relative to the current selection and not to the navigation system (wich will still be present). It once behaved like so then got broken... so it's a fix. Likewise, the Indigo Editor will now disappear if the selection is not relevant to Indigo.
Why the names or options of the material properties in MtI are different to the indigo shading language options?
This can lead to confusion.
I agree. I took some freedom over time but I'll improve consistency from now on.
There are a lot of issues to be solved in MtI. I have seen things happening (like black render screens) that are not explainable easily, maybe there are options that are not in conformity with this specific indigo version, or the previous version scene has to be made from scratch in order to work properly.
You are welcome to submit these cases to the forum, that may prove helpfull to many users.