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Chapter 11. Developing Textures > Multi-Layer Materials

Multi-Layer Materials

Another useful type of material shading in 3ds max 7 is the Multi-Layer material. This material can be used to create shiny materials that have depth, such as lacquered paint surfaces. Although similar to a standard Phong or Blinn shader type, the Multi-Layer material gives you the ability to define multiple specular highlights. The blending between these multiple layers is additive, which produces an extremely glossy appearance.

Creating a Lacquered Surface

Here's how to create a shiny “car lacquer” surface using Multi-Layer materials:


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