Basic material properties
Starting from scratch, we'll cover basic material settings like diffuse color, reflection color, refraction color, etc... These properties are essential when creating any kind of material!
Create plastics, metals and glass
As we continue to cover all material properties, materials like shiny plastic, chrome, anodized alloy, colored glass etc... will come to life.
HDRI reflection environment
Nice reflections need a good environment, so we'll use a HDRI map to make sure our reflections look good. The hdri map is included in the tutorial for free!
IOR, fresnel, fog color, ...
To create more advanced materials, properties like ior, fresnel, fog color etc... are also covered in detail. We'll show you exactly what each setting does, and what it should be used for when creating Vray materials.
Load and edit free vray materials
As a bonus chapter, we'll go over the process of loading and editing Vray materials you can find for free online. As an example, we will download a wood material, and make sure that all textures are loaded and applied correctly to any object in your scene.