There are 15 types of materials available in OctaneRender®.

The Mix and Composite materials are often used to blend any combination of these material together to provide deeper surface characteristics. The Universal and Standard Surface materials could become the materials that are used most often as production workflows move more towards PBR and cross-application standardization.

Figure 1: Various Octane materials rendered in a Maya® scene


The OctaneRender materials are accessible from both the OctaneRender Shelf and the Hypershade window.


Figure 2: Accessing the OctaneRender MaterialsA set of attributes or parameters that describe surface characteristics. using the Octane Shelf or the Hypershade window