Layer Group


The Layer Group node adds more than one MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object. Layer type to an existing Material through the Material's Layer input pin. The layered material system lets you construct complex MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics. that consist of a base layer and up to eight Material Layers. The Layers are based on components used in previous OctaneRender® Materials.


Figure 1: A DiffuseAmount of diffusion, or the reflection of light photons at different angles from an uneven or granular surface. Used for dull, non-reflecting materials or mesh emitters. and a SpecularAmount of specular reflection, or the mirror-like reflection of light photons at the same angle. Used for transparent materials such as glass and water. layer are mixed using the Layer Group node


Using this set of unique Layers, OctaneRender® lets you recreate complex Materials in a physically-based manner, as opposed to manually mixing materialsUsed to mix any two material types. together.

The following Material Layer nodes are available:

Material Layers can connect to the Layered Material, Layer Group, or Material Layer pins on standard Materials.