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Material Editor in V-Ray for SketchUp

Material editor can be pulled out from the icon under VRay for SketchUp tool box or from Material Editor from Plugins V-Ray tab.

Opening the Material Editor

Opening the Material Editor

V-Ray Material Editor

V-Ray for SketchUp 's Material Editor has three parts:

A. Material Workplace shows all the selected materials. Right click to add, import, export, rename, pack, remove, and select the objects with current materials , such as assigning current materials to the selected objects, deleting materials that are not used in the scene , and adding layers with reflections, refractions to the materials.

B. Material Preview, the Update Preview button allows you to preview the adjusted materials.

C. Options for material control. The options change with the added scene materials in section A.

Material Editor settings

Click on Update preview button to update the preview image to current materials.

Material Editor settings

Diffuse Layer:

Color: used to apply color on material. The "m" box on the right is used to apply pattern and arrange sequence.

Transparency: used to adjust the color transparency. Black is completely opaque and white is completely transparent.

Diffuse Layer settings

Diffuse Layer settings

Diffuse Layer settings

How to add new material:

1. Right click on Scene Material, select Add new material, Add VRayMtl.

2. Right click on Scene Material, select Import new material to import a saved material file.

How to add a new material - Step 1

How to add a new material - Step 2

How to duplicate a material:

Under Material Workplace, right click on the material you wish to duplicate, and select Duplicate. This is another way to add a new material.

How to duplicate a material - Step 1

How to duplicate a material - Step 2

How to change the name of a material:

Right click on the name of the material you wish to change, and select Rename. The name of the material can not have a number in the first digit or spaces within the name.

How to change the name of a material - Step 1

How to change the name of a material - Step 2

How to remove material:

Right click on the name of the material you wish to delete, and select remove. If the material being removed is applied to the objects in the scene, V-Ray will show a pop-up window to ask if you want to remove it for sure.

How to remove a material - Step 1

How to remove a material - Step 2

How to export material:

Right click on the material you wish to export, and select export to export this material. The File extension is .vismat, the file is 1 KB. This file can be imported, packed or sent to other users later on.

How to export a material - Step 1

How to export a material - Step 2

How to import new material:

Right click on the scene material and select import new material, then you can select the material you want.

How to import a new material - Step 1

How to import a new material - Step 2

How to pack material:

Right click on the material you wish to pack and select pack, This feature is very useful, because you can save the textures and a preview of your material in a single file.

How to pack a material - Step 1

How to pack a material - Step 2

Another three selections:

1. Select Objects by materials: Selects the objects in the scene with this material.

2. Apply materials to object(s): Applies this material to selected objects in the scene.

3. Apply materials to layer(s): Applies this material to selected layers. All the objects in the same layer will be applied with this material.

Material Editor - Select Objects by materials

Material Editor - Apply materials to object(s)

Material Editor - Apply materials to layer(s)

Material Editor - Apply materials to layer(s) - Step 2

Purge unused materials:

Right click on Scene Materials to select purge unused materials to remove materials which are not applied on the scene objects.

You cannot use undo to undo the change in Material Editor.

Purge unused materials


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