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Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray, 2nd Edition by Jamie Cardoso, Roger Cusson

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Working on materials

Chapter 5

Preparing Materials for an Interior Space

5.1 Introduction

In this chapter, you will see how to prepare materials for an interior scene. This chapter discusses material creation in a light-free environment. Working with both lighting and materials simultaneously increases rendering time and therefore reduces efficiency. Though either lighting or materials could be worked on first, the choice was made to work on materials first, as it is easy to disable the materials when working on the lighting.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

   Use a proper workflow when creating materials

   Use reference images when designing ...

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