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Rendering with mental ray and 3ds Max, 2nd Edition by Ted Boardman, Joep van der Steen

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7.3 ProMaterials

In an effort to make life easier for Revit users exporting files for use in 3ds Max, Autodesk is standardizing on the ProMaterial materials type throughout its line of CAD and design software. ProMaterials are material types that have been designed to replicate commonly used architectural materials by assigning presets to the parameters so that the materials conform to physically correct standards as much as possible. Generally, you only need to drag and drop a material onto an object with very few adjustments.

As a matter of fact, many of the parameters found in the Arch & Design type materials are hidden from you in ProMaterials. For that reason, you might want to consider using ProMaterials only for generic objects in your ...

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