Sketchup and Octane Materials

You can apply Octane materials directly to geometry or apply SketchUp materials then covert them to Octane GlossyThe measure of how well light is reflected from a surface in the specular direction, the amount and way in which the light is spread around the specular direction, and the change in specular reflection as the specular angle changes. Used for shiny materials such as plastics or metals. materials. The conversion is done automatically when the viewport is opened. In versions previous to the 3.06 test release, you had to manually convert the materials by right-clicking on a geometry that had materials applied to it.

Applying Octane materials directly is done within the Octane Render viewport. Any materials applied directly in this way will not be reflected in the Scene view.

The materials can also be copied to the Node Graph view where they can be viewed and modified as a node-based setup. They can also be saved directly to the LocalDB, which is storage on your local computer. The materials you store here can be loaded into any scene you create. They can be materials you have saved from the LiveDB as well as your own.