Arnold

How-to: use PBR Materials in Arnold For 3D Max

Today, we’re going to explore: MAXtoA


(step-by-step guide featured at the bottom of the page)


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Step-By-Step Guide:

 

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The first step is to select the Standard Surface, which will be the base for our shader.

 

2.

Plug the Albedo map in the Base Color Slot. (Using a bitmap node)

 

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Plug the Roughness map into the Roughness Slot.

 

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While loading this map, make sure to set Gamma to Override.

Also valid for the normal map


 

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And finally, let’s add surface detail with a normal map:

Load an Arnold Normal Map into the Normal (Bump) slot, and plug your Normal Map in the Input, under Maps roll-out menu.

Remember to also set Gamma to Override here!

 

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If you’re not rendering metallic surfaces (materials that come with a Metallic map), you can pretty much call it done by now.

If you’re rendering metals though, there are some extra steps we need to perform:

Load your Metallic Map into the Metalness slot.

 

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Also, if your material features transparency, you can easily enable that by plugging the Opacity Map into the Opacity (Cutout) Slot.

 

THIS IS THE FINAL RESULT:

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Rendered using Arnold & displacement modifer.

Rendered using Arnold & displacement modifer.