Linked material

Description

Material This special material is not a material by itself, but a link to another material defined in the scene or in a library. It allows referencing the same material multiple times through different material names.

The target material is referenced by its name. A library qualified name has the form library_name::material_name.

For creating a linked material in the Objects toolbox in the Object editor, you can drag and drop an material from the Objects toolbox or the Libraries toolbox to the material slot.

Children Nodes

none

Parameters

name

type

description

target

string

The name of the scene material to point at, or a library qualified material name

softlink

string

When enabled, the material keeps its original name, which allows referencing it in Material irradiance instrument. When disabled, the material takes the target name.

Ocean XML 5.0 example

<material type="linked" name="titanium" target="ocean-metals::Ti-smooth"/>