Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating and applying materials to objects, part of Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D.
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After watching this video, you will be able to create and apply simple solid…color materials to your objects. Making a new material is fairly simple.…All you have to do is click on the Create New Material in the Materials Manager.…What this will create is a new material in your Materials Manager with the name of Mat/g.…You can rename this material by double clicking.…Let's call this one Blue. And you can finish naming it by hitting Return.…Double-click on your text or preview ball to open it up.…This will bring up what's called your Material Editor.…
This has all of the properties for your material.…You can also access these material properties from the Attributes Manager.…However, I recommend using your Material Editor as it is better designed for this use.…You can adjust the color of your material by first clicking on the Color tab or…channel and then changing the color. You can change the color with these RGB…sliders here, and by dragging down the R and G, we get a nice blue material.…To apply our material to our object, we can drag that material onto the object in…
- Applying materials to objects, NURBs caps, and polygon selections
- Creating glass using transparency and refraction
- Building colorful backgrounds
- Creating plastic, metal, and concrete
- Mapping an image to a video screen
- Adjusting material placement
- Creating layered materials with photographs and the Filter shader
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Understanding Materials
2. Creating Simple Materials
3. Working with Shaders
4. Working with Textures
5. Applying Materials with Texture Projections
6. Creating Layered Materials
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