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Understanding Metalness in PBR workflow with V-Ray Next

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Chaos Group has added a Metalness parameter to the V-Ray standard material in an effort to better support a PBR workflow in V-Ray Next. In the article, they talk about PBR workflow in general. They talk specifically about conductive materials such as steel, copper, gold — in other words: metals. Topics such as the Index of Refraction include a nice table with the base colors, metalness settings, and more for metals like zinc, lead, chromium, aluminum, and more.

This article is a fantastic resource and you’ll want to bookmark it for future reference, indeed!

Understanding Metalness in PBR workflow with V-Ray Next

Zap Anderson Interview about Metalness

In this Chaos Group interview, Zap Andersson of Autodesk talks about PBR and Metalness and reflectivity.

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