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VRay materials
show user profile  vikki sixx
Hi All,

I was wondering ... some people have created some really impressive VRay materials that are available to us for use in our projects. Some of these materials are quite complex and have a few maps in order to create the final look. What I was wondering was is it possible to apply a gradient to a scene and then instead of using to colors for the material, I would like to use 2 (reasonabbly complex) Vray Materials.

Is this possible ?

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3/9/2009 1:45:38 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 1:45:38 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss2
If I understand what you are saying. you can use a blend material with the gradient ramp in the mask slot. :)

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3/9/2009 2:35:28 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 2:35:28 AM)
show user profile  vikki sixx
Hi BishBash ...

Please explain Blend and the mask slot, these are foreign to me ...
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3/9/2009 7:39:03 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 7:39:03 AM)
show user profile  Stianbl
Blend material simply blends 2 materials together, using a mask. If you you use a gradient mask, then the 2 materials wil blend together nicely.

The mask slot uses the blach/white to determine what material from the 2 blend slots to use. a white mask uses only the first, and a black mask uses only the last (cant remember if its the oposite, but you get the point). =)
So a gradient mask, where the mask goes from black to white, it will blend from material 1 to material 2.

Hope this helped. :)

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3/9/2009 8:00:29 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 8:00:29 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13

My Turbosquid Area

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3/9/2009 8:15:35 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 8:15:35 AM)
show user profile  Idiotforaliving
mix map and mask maps work too :)

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3/9/2009 11:46:54 AM (last edit: 3/9/2009 11:46:54 AM)
show user profile  vikki sixx
If I blend two materials, then apply a gradient ramp to it ... how do I then apply this to say a rectangular column.

I have a mainly blue texture blending into a redish texture and I would like to apply it to a stack or column that is 20 wide, 20 thick and 90 high. I would like the top 1/3 to be redish and the bottom 2/3 to be bluish with a blend between the two colours.

I think this may be a mapping issue ?

Any help would be very cool - thanks

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3/10/2009 12:12:46 PM (last edit: 3/10/2009 12:12:46 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
You need to make a mask in PS to tell the colors where you want them to go.
Quick example:

 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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3/10/2009 12:54:04 PM (last edit: 3/10/2009 12:54:04 PM)
show user profile  Jollabollathan
Couldn't you just use a gradient map within Max rather than resorting to making one in PS?

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3/10/2009 4:41:32 PM (last edit: 3/10/2009 4:41:32 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Doh! good point.
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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3/10/2009 5:38:29 PM (last edit: 3/10/2009 5:38:29 PM)
show user profile  vikki sixx
when you refer to gradient map - are we talking about a gradient ramp or just a gradient? I have used a gradient ramp, but still cannot get the desired effect ...
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3/10/2009 10:26:44 PM (last edit: 3/10/2009 10:26:44 PM)
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