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Adjusting Basic Colors

Many materials are composed of a solid color. For example, plastics, paint, and fluids often have no discernible color patterns but are a homogeneous single color. Used in the real world (and therefore in 3ds max 7 scenes), solid-colored surfaces take on a different appearance, depending on the lighting. They look brighter and more vibrant in direct light and rather dull in areas of shade.

tip

There are many ready-to-use sample materials that ship with 3ds max 7 that can be found in the material libraries folder. However, I recommend you use them only when you absolutely don't have time to create your own custom materials. Giving a presentation with materials that are exactly the same as your competition is not a way to impress the client.

Use the supplied sample materials as guides for creating your own variations until you have mastered the art of creating your own.



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