Join Steve Nelle for an in-depth discussion in this video Viewing the Material Explorer, part of 3ds Max 2010 New Features.
One of the new features within 3ds Max that I think you will come to…appreciate the most is the Material Explorer; designed to allow for the…management of all your scene materials within a single easy-to-navigate window,…the Material Explorer offers the opportunity to quickly craft not just global…material adjustments, but also to make quick edits to individual materials…without having to access the Materials Editor.…Let's take a look at how it works. To access the new dialog, you will want to…go to the Rendering pull-down menu and choose Material Explorer. The interface…is divided into two panels; the Scene panel at the top and the Material panel…located directly below.…
The Scene panel allows you to quickly browse and manage each and every material…that's been applied to your scene. You can determine what and how things are…displayed within the window by using the display icons located in the upper…left-hand side, showing your materials as thumbnails.…Displaying or not displaying the maps that are built into those materials and…
- Using the Application button and QuickAccess toolbar
- Understanding the Viewport changes and shading enhancements
- Understanding and customizing the Modeling Ribbon
- Managing materials with the new Material Explorer
- Exploring improvements to the Mental Ray Render Frame window
- Adding multiple soundtracks using ProSound
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Working with the New Interface
Understanding the interface1m 41s
2. Scene Management Tools
3. Viewport Changes and Enhancements
4. Modeling Improvements
6. Other New Stuff
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