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How to Paint Multiple Materials with Vertex Paint

By Gvido Mūrnieks
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Date Added: 11th June 2012
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3ds Max

When applying multiple materials (mat IDs) to an object, you simply set different Mat.IDs for each polygon and by doing that, you get a sharp transition between these materials. But what if you don't want that? What if you want a smooth transition between your materials?

That's what I am going to show you in this tutorial: how to paint multiple materials with Vertex Paint.

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(ID: 238560, pid: 0) Miyamoto on Wed, 11 December 2013 4:15am
i like this tut,but i have a question .how to show texture in viewport while we paint vertex without render to see result.Because if i paint a few second and then push render like that ,i cant control overall map.hope your answer,sr about my bad English.Have fun
(ID: 176933, pid: 0) Andres on Thu, 17 January 2013 8:40pm
And what about Vray displacement mode with vertex paint????
(ID: 173995, pid: 0) Yan on Sat, 29 December 2012 8:10pm
You can also do this using a single material and a composite map in each channel you want to use ( diffuse, bump, displacement ... ). Then put the vertex color in the mask channel of the composite map.
(ID: 169449, pid: 0) John on Thu, 29 November 2012 11:00pm
Thank you SO MUCH.
(ID: 131611, pid: 0) Piesfan on Mon, 09 July 2012 11:48am
If I want smooth transitions I better use Photoshop than painting with black without seeing anything that I paint.
(ID: 124911, pid: 0) Ashraf Fathi on Wed, 13 June 2012 5:29pm
Awsome tutorial thanks alot!!
(ID: 124582, pid: 0) Gvido on Tue, 12 June 2012 12:09pm
Unfortunately no. You can assign only map file to VRayDisplacementMod, not all material. But, there may be a solution. I have never tried it, so I'm not 100% sure, it will work: You could assign displacement map to each material individually.
(ID: 124367, pid: 0) London District Mastered on Mon, 11 June 2012 5:08pm
Thanks... How to add displacement for each material if using VrayDisplacementMOD? TY ...
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