Material Layers


The Layered material system lets you construct complex materials that consist of a base layer and multiple material layers. The layers are based on components used in previous Octane materials.

Using this set of unique layers, Octane now 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 MaterialThe representation of the surface or volume properties of an object. Layer nodes are available:

Material layers can connect to the Layered Material, Layer Group, or Material Layer pins on standard materials (figure 1).


Figure 1: A Specular Material Layer connected to the Material Layer pin on an Octane Diffuse materialUsed for dull, non-reflecting materials or mesh emitters.