3) Last color from color palette, along with white color & gray color samples
4) Color Slots. Apply colors to the slots for later use
5) Material preview orb. Press on it to get a material pen with that material
6) Material preview orb without colors
7) Color picker / Material pen. Get and apply materials with it
8) Action material buttons. Apply a material to all objects on the scene (without applying color) or set material as the default for new instances from the object shelf.
When you press on the color palette, color slots or a material orb you get a material pen. The material pen can set a given material and its color to objects.
If you press the context button with
icon, the pen empties and it becomes possible to get material properties from objects instead of setting them.
You can switch between several modes of the material pen to work only with colors, or all material properties excluding colors. It's handy for when you want to colorize objects without changing all of their material properties and vice versa.
Set color only
When you take the pen from the color palette or color slots it applies only colors to objects without changing other material properties.
Set material only
Get material from an object
You get a material from an object and set it to another objects.
You can set different materials to an object.
Standard—a regular material
Fog—making objects appear foggy
Unlit—making objects to have the same shading not matter shadows and light color
Additive Unlit function sums up incoming data such as color or transparency.
Multiply Unlit function multiplies incoming data such as color or transparency.
With new Additive functions you can achieve different intriguing styles such as
- holographic effects and AR interfaces in a specific style;
- glow and lightning;
- fire and magic;
- neon signs and etc.
When applying the Multiply materials you're enabled to create not only semi-transparent effects, but also changing backgrounds by darkening landscapes.
Create a car windscreen and background landscape with diverse features
You can also combine Additive and Multiply materials. By using both, you can simulate colored and tinted glass or create various dark magic effects.