Null material

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Example of null material
material-2014.png

Description

The null materials is a special material. It is perfectly transparent and invisible, and therefore, does not interact with light.

It has three primary uses:

  • For blending with another material using a blend material, resulting in semi-transparency or holes.
  • For volumetric effects with no visible surface (such as smoke), as it may be associated with a bulk medium
  • For hiding objects without re-exporting the geometry

Ocean XML 2.0 example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<oceanroot version="2.0">
<material name="nullmat" type="null"/>
</oceanroot>

See also

Material types