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Product Name: Hot Metal Shaders
Product ID: 48821
Published Artist(s): Marshian
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2017-11-29

Product Information

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This hot metal shader set brings a dramatic radiance to your your props, vehicles, weapons, figures, and landscapes while providing functional lighting for your interior and exterior scenes. These shaders are built from photos of real metal (copper, aluminum, brass, bronze, chrome, gold, iron, and steel) and can easily be rotated to match the UV’s of your object or figure.

Included are eight cold metal shaders, five that glow red hot straight from the forge, and three anodized that radiate a spectrum of high temperature color. To expand the usage and provide more options, there are 24 utility shaders that can be applied to any of the base shaders or other surfaces. You can retain the default texture maps of your characters and props, as 20 of the adjustment shaders only affect emissive channels.

For more realism you want your emissive surfaces to cast light onto other props rather than just lighting the object itself. This set provides functional lighting without sacrificing the color and brightness of the incandescent surfaces. Five light sets that match the multi-colored shaders are included. These groups of point lights provide soft light that can be scaled.

Check out the forum commercial thread for product discussions.

  • A bloom render setting was used in some of the promos.
  • The rotate script (by RiverSoft Art) creates temporary layered images, give it a little time to work.
  • Use the heated chrome shader create glowing mirror surfaces.
  • Apply the cutout gradient shader to make part of your prop or figure transparent. Create force fields for Sci-Fi scenes and magic spells for fantasy scenes.
  • Apply shaders to liquid models to create lava and metal pours.
  • Light your whole scene! Apply these shaders to a large primitive and bathe the inside scene with colorful ambient light.

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Installation Packages

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Hot Metal Shaders (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Shader Presets:Hot Metal Shaders”
    • “Shader Presets:Hot Metal Shaders:Lights”
    • “Shader Presets:Hot Metal Shaders:Utilities”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Lights:Iray:Effects”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Metal”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Glow”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Opacity”
    • “Shaders:Iray:Utilities:Tiling”

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The contents of this package are in DAZ Studio Native formats