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)