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Why V-Ray 5 Removes the Challenges of Creating Materials

V-Ray 5 Creating Materials

Christopher Nichols explains the process of quickly creating materials with the new simplified Asset Browser and material presets in V-Ray 5. Here’s an excerpt.

Great renderings need four components: geometry, lights, a camera, and materials. One of the most complicated parts of rendering is almost always your materials. Making a good and believable material can be a challenge if you don’t know what you’re doing — and even if you do know, it can still take time to do it right.

A single VrayMtl can create many different materials and looks; however, this has always required tweaking many parameters. Now, in V-Ray 5, you can get a head start on your material creation with two new additions:

  • V-Ray Asset Browser — in V-Ray 5, this gives you a complete material along with textures that can be loaded and added to your scene.
  • V-Ray Material presets — you can quickly pick a material type and, in V-Ray 5, the parameters of the material itself will change.

What is perhaps the most interesting about these additions is that, not only do they help novices get great-looking materials quickly, but they also offer a great advantage to seasoned V-Ray users.

Let’s explore both the V-Ray Asset Browser and the presets to discover some of the advantages.

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