Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Interactive Render Region to preview your materials, part of Creating Materials in CINEMA 4D.
When working with materials, you'll want to make sure that you are getting the…highest quality preview of the final result that can.…In this video, we'll go over your different preview options.…Go ahead and double-click on this mirror ball texture in the Materials Manager.…The first place that you can preview your material is in the Material Editor here.…You'll see a texture preview ball, like so.…You can adjust the size of this preview by right clicking and choosing between Small,…Medium, Large and Huge. Huge is not quite so grandiose as its name…would imply, but it is a nice improvement. If you need an even larger texture…preview, you can right click on this preview and choose Open Window.…
This will open up an interactive preview that you can edit.…You can also adjust the size of this window by clicking and dragging on the…right hand side. You can always render a preview of your…view port by tapping Ctrl+R or Cmd+R. You can access this same function by…pressing this first Render button. A command that I really like to use is…
- 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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