Exploring material channels


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Exploring material channels

It's really channels that help you build your materials and here we have a scene built entirely with pre-made materials that I've found in our Content Browser. Now even though we have the same sphere in the scene, we have vastly different results, and if you notice, the center sphere doesn't have anything on it. It just has the normal Phong texture tag. So we're going to create a material to apply on the sphere, focusing on some of the more key channels used in our Material Manager. Go down to the Material Manager in the lower-left corner, click on File and choose New Material.

We could edit the texture here in the Attribute Editor, but I want to open the actual Material Editor. Double-click on your texture in the lower-left corner and take a look at this list on the left side. These are actually the channels that make up the material that we're assembling in the upper-left corner. Now just so we can see things better, right-click in the Preview up there and choose Open ...

Exploring material channels
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Exploring material channels provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the CINEMA 4D R11.5 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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CINEMA 4D
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