Converting Carrara Shaders


The OctaneRender for Carrara plugin does a reasonable job of converting Carrara shaders into Octane MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics.. However, sometimes you need to create your own Octane MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object. shader. For those cases you can start by converting a Carrara Shader into an Octane Material shader and modify it to suit your needs.


To convert an existing Carrara Shader:


This will convert all the materials attached to the object to Octane Material shaders. You can then switch to the material room and edit the Octane Material as you see fit.


Note: This command only targets Multi-Channel shaders. If you have a Layers List that contains Multi-Channel shaders then all the Multi-Channel shaders within the Layers List will be converted. Other types of complex shaders that contain Multi-Channel shaders may or may not be converted.