VRay for SketchUp Manual
Material Editor in V-Ray for SketchUp
editor can be pulled out from the icon under VRay for SketchUp tool box or from
Material Editor from Plugins V-Ray tab.
V-Ray Material Editor
V-Ray for SketchUp 's Material Editor has three parts:
A. Material Workplace shows all the
selected materials. Right click to add, import, export, rename, pack, remove,
and select the objects with current materials , such as assigning current
materials to the selected objects, deleting materials that are not used in the
scene , and adding layers with reflections, refractions to the materials.
B. Material Preview, the Update Preview
button allows you to preview the adjusted materials.
C. Options for material control. The
options change with the added scene materials in section A.
Click on Update preview button to update the preview image to current
Color: used to apply color on material. The "m" box on the right is used to
apply pattern and arrange sequence.
Transparency: used to adjust the color transparency. Black is completely opaque
and white is completely transparent.
How to add new
1. Right click on Scene Material, select
Add new material, Add VRayMtl.
2. Right click on Scene Material, select
Import new material to import a saved material file.
duplicate a material:
Under Material Workplace, right click on the material you wish to duplicate,
and select Duplicate. This is another way to add a new material.
to change the name of a material:
Right click on the name of the material you wish to change, and select
Rename. The name of the material can not have a number in the first digit or
spaces within the name.
How to remove
Right click on the name of the material you wish to delete, and select
remove. If the material being removed is applied to the objects in the scene,
V-Ray will show a pop-up window to ask if you want to remove it for sure.
How to export
Right click on the material you wish to export, and select export to export
this material. The File extension is .vismat, the file is 1 KB. This file can be
imported, packed or sent to other users later on.
How to import
Right click on the scene material and select import new material, then you
can select the material you want.
How to pack material:
Right click on the material you wish to pack and select pack, This feature is
very useful, because you can save the textures and a preview of your material in
a single file.
1. Select Objects by materials: Selects
the objects in the scene with this material.
2. Apply materials to object(s): Applies
this material to selected objects in the scene.
3. Apply materials to layer(s): Applies
this material to selected layers. All the objects in the same layer will be
applied with this material.
Right click on Scene Materials to select purge unused materials to remove
materials which are not applied on the scene objects.
|You cannot use undo to undo the change in