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Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

Understanding Maxwell Materials the easy way

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As this recording is over 1 1/2 hrs. feel free to use the list below to jump to the parts you are most interested in.

Topics covered in this video:

  • Assisted materials: minute 9:25
  • Advanced materials: begins at minute 15:32 …
  • Diffuse materials: minute 17:27 (surfaces with high roughness)

    • Reflectance 0: minute 19:16 (color)
    • Reflectance 90: minute 22:43 (glancing angles – Fresnel effect)
  • Metals – reflective, smooth, specular materials

    • Roughness: minute 32:35 (Nd/IOR/Index of Refraction for metals, glass, water, liquid)
    • Force Fresnel: minute 41:38
    • K – extinction coefficient: minute 51:51 (jewelry, optics, physics)
  • Plastics – glossy surfaces: minute 1:05:26

    • 2 BSDF (color/shine)
    • 3 BSDF (i.e. car paint)
  • Dielectics: minute 1:15:33 (glass, transparent materials)

    • Transmittance
    • Attenuation
  • Translucent materials: minute 1:24:29 (transparency with scattering)
  • Multi-layered materials: minute 1:31:05 (decals/labels, opacity/masks)

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Posted by Kim Sternisha

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