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Author Topic: Tinted Material + plastic look  (Read 2644 times)


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Tinted Material + plastic look
« on: April 01, 2011, 08:39:42 am »
April 01, 2011, 08:39:42 am

is it possibe to tint a material, so that I can easily make a wood. for example more red, without having to modify the texture in Photoshop?

Second question: Is it possible to generate a material with no texture applied, only a color (like the paint material) but which is reflective, like plastic for example?

Thx for any hints...

Brian Hengelsberg

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Re: Tinted Material + plastic look
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2011, 01:33:03 pm »
April 01, 2011, 01:33:03 pm
Mischa,  i too wish that you could edit the RGB channels of materials to adjust tint... unfortunately i think you have to do it in Photoshop and insert the new texture.

As far as the tinted material like paint or plastic, you can use the water command, and set your bump to the lowest setting.  I have used this for translucent materials as well.  Kind-of a work around, but has worked until they integrate new material functionality. 

The other thing you can do is create a square tile in Photoshop with the color you want, then apply the standard material, and change the bump to the color you created. (note you can use this "color square" for several of the material types)


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Re: Tinted Material + plastic look
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 02:25:20 pm »
April 01, 2011, 02:25:20 pm
Hi, this are great tips. Sad that tinting is not possible yet.

Will try the water trick. I also often need transucent materials, never had the idea to try it with a water material. Thank you very much!

What concerns the plastic trick, yes I used thsi trick also already, but hoped it will go easier than allways have to construct a texture in Photoshop for getting the right color.