Object Info palette – Data Pane. Many users do not use the Data Pane, but it is used to add or edit some of the information on objects. Viewport names, light names, custom record formats, etc can be edited using the Data pane. I know you don’t want to have this pane open all the time, but it is useful to know where it is.
Object Info Palette – This is a palette that you should have open all the time. It tells you if you have an object selected, what kind of object that is and it lets you edit the settings on the object. I have some clients that do not keep this palette open, so when I ask what kind of object they have selected, they do not know. I can’t help them until I know what the object is.
Data – The Data Pane allows you to attach database information to an object and edit that information.
Shape – This part of the Object Info palette shows all the shape information the shape information.
Apply a Texture Directly – Object Info palette.