I put this out in the general 3dsmax section because I figured I’d get more input. I have created a material test scene for Max/mental ray. I wanted to setup a mr material website similar to what Vray and Maxwell have…but I just don’t have time right now.
So here’s what I’m thinking. I didn’t want to start tacking these max9 only materials onto the end of the existing mr shader thread. I think we should start a new material repository thread where people can share materials, request materials, etc.
Here’s my test widget with a wood flooring example material:
Here it is with a glass material:
(larger image so I put a link instead of the image)
Here are my questions:
I have converted most of the architectural bitmaps over to A&D materials for Max9…so the scene is setup for Max9. How should it be organzied? Maybe a main thread with sub-threads for Max6-9? Can Cgtalk host the file(s) (all in all it’s about 3 mb zipped I think). I can host it on my site, but I may run out of bandwidth if it gets hit heavily. And I really don’t want to have to pay more out of my pocket than I already do. If I host it on one of those free sites like rapidshare.com…then it may eventually die out and someone would have to reload it…so I’m not keen on that. Any thoughts?
Finally, here are some additional tests with variations on the scene…do you see something I should change/add in the scene:
I call this the final scene with the 2" reflecting test box:
Here’s a variation that replaces the 2" box with just a reflection box. I figure people could better scale the scene this way…but it might be best to create multiple scenes? One setup in inches, one in feet, mm, etc?
Another style (larger image, so a link instead of the pic):
Finally an older one, but I don’t like this design as much as the newer ones:
Sorry for the long post, I know it’s a lot of info to digest. But with the talent pool around here I know you guys will have some good feedback/ideas for me.