Layered Material


The Layered MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object. node constructs complex MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics. that consist of a base layer and up to eight Material Layers. You can create complex Materials in a physically-based manner, as opposed to manually mixing MaterialsUsed to mix any two material types. together.


Figure 1: The Layered Material with a Diffuse materialUsed for dull, non-reflecting materials or mesh emitters. as the base Material, 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 as the Layer 1 input


Layered Material Parameters

Add Layer - Adds a new Layer input to the end of the Node. You can add up to eight Layer inputs.

Remove Layer - Removes the last Layer input on the Node.

Base Material - The Material that sits below any additional Material Layers.

Layer 1 - 8 - The Material Layer inputs.

With the Layered material, you are given all Material Layers used in OctaneRender®, letting you reconstruct pre-existing OctaneRender® Materials or your own uber-Material.