Using the Ramp Shader options


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Using the Ramp Shader options

In addition to adding color to your diffuse and specular channels, you can also add ramps. Now, ramps are basically a gradation of both color and transparency that can really transform the way that your materials look. So right now we're going to work with ramps in the Diffuse channel. So I'm going to down Specularity so we can see exactly how these ramps work. So I'm going to take Specularity, turn it down to 0, and let's hit F12 just to see how this renders.

Now, you'll notice in both the Diffuse and Specular channels we have a check box for Ramp. If I check it in the Diffuse channel, you'll see how the preview really changes a lot. And that's because we've added in this ramp that goes from black and transparent on the left to white and opaque. Now, we can really see how this works by using this control along the bottom called Factor, and really what is happening here is that this ramp is being laid over the diffuse color.

So underneath this we have a red...

Using the Ramp Shader options
Video duration: 9m 38s 7h 47m Beginner Updated Aug 13, 2014

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Using the Ramp Shader options provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by George Maestri as part of the Blender Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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