V-Ray 8.2 [assigning materials]

“Assigning Materials”

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V-Ray Version 3.6:

  1. Select the object(s) on which you wish to place materials. If you want to assign materials to a layer, skip to step 5.
  2. Navigate to the  V-Ray Asset Editor (V-Ray>Asset Editor...) or click the Asset Editor button from the V-Ray toolbar (Shown below).[Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  3. In the Asset Editor window, click on materials and then expand the window to the left.
  4. Browse through the material library (left drawer) and select a material.  Drag that material to the scene "Material List."  Alternatively you can load a material .vrmat/.vismat file by clicking on the "Import .vrmat" button at the bottom of the scene "Material List."
  5. Click on the name of the material you want to use.  You will see a preview of that material above the scene "Material List."  Now right-click on the name of the material and select "Apply Material to Selection."  Alternatively, if you want to assign a material to a whole layer, you can choose "Apply Material to Layer" and then choose your desired layer. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]

V-Ray Version 1.5:

  1. Select the object(s) on which you wish to place materials. If you want to assign materials to a layer, skip to step 4.
  2. Select Material button in the Properties Panel (Panels>Object Properties) and select “assign material by object,” then click the checkbox for “Plug-in.”
  3. Click the browse button below and choose “Default_VRay_Material” (or another material listed) from the dialog box and click “Apply.”
    • Now that the material has been applied to the object, the edit button appears in the material window. Click this button.
    • This opens the V-Ray Material Editor window.
    • Click on “Diffuse” to expand the Diffuse options. You can click on the box to assign a basic color to the material. You can also adjust the color transparency, black is completely opaque and white is completely transparent.
  4. If you wish to assign materials to a whole layer, navigate to the layer panel (Panels>Layers). Now click on the circle next to the layer color.  [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]
  5. In the dialog box that appears, check the box for “Plug-in” (look on the lower left) and then click the “Browse” button. Pick the desired material from the dropdown list that appears. [Premium Content - Login] [Membership Options]


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