Assigning materials with Content Browser

The Advanced Material Editor allows the user to apply materials from the Content Browser to the material that is currently being edited. To expand the content browser panel, click on the black arrow at the left side of the material editor.

More info on the Content Browser can be found here

Loading a material

Double click on any thumbnail to load the material in the editor.

Preview material before loading

It is possible to preview a material before loading it into the material editor. To do that, follow these steps:

  1. Start Interactive Rendering in Rhino's Viewport or in Darkroom.
  2. Click on the 'Interactive Preview' button at the bottom of the material editor to go into Preview Mode.
  3. Select any thumbnail with a single click and you will instantly see the material being applied to the scene.

Turning off the Interactive Preview button will revert the material to the previous one. While in Interactive Preview mode it is also possible to double click on a thumbnail and load it into the current material.