Materials Properties

In the previous lesson, we just changed the color of the material but you can completely change the properties of a material by creating new Custom Materials from those basic materials. Using those Custom Materials allows you to get an almost infinite number of textures for your object. In this lesson, we will create our first custom material and we will look at some examples of more complex materials.

Create a custom material

To create a custom material, click on an object, scroll down through the Properties to the Material section and click on the New Custom Material button. Creating a new Custom Material allows you to apply this specific material to various objects. Your Custom Materials can be found in Project Content > My Materials. Click on the Edit button to open the Material Properties.

Tip: some 3D objects have materials that are not available as Basic Material. If you want to use the wood texture of a table, you can create a new Custom Material and apply it to another object.
A Custom Material made from the Base Material of the Craftsman Dinner Table.

Examples of customizable materials

To give you an idea of how some textures can be customized, here are some examples of base material next to their custom materials.

Left: Animated Digital Racing Screen Material
Right: 4 Custom Materials with different patterns
Left: Magic Glass Material
Right: A Magic Liquid Material made from the Magic Glass Material
Book Shelf 01 Material: you can pick the colors of the books.

Try it in Core! Create a Custom Material, apply it to any objects of the house and update the Material Properties.

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