Preview Materials with Different Objects, Environments, Lighting and Animation

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Choose custom material preview scenes to get a more accurate view of reflection, transparency, and other material properties.

Materials don't have to appear as boring spheres in Cinema 4D's Material Manager. In fact, you can choose from quite a few different objects & environments. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to customize material previews in C4D to more accurately view the effects of various material channels, more quickly identify certain materials, or simply distinguish quickly between types of materials. Material previews can be animated as well, so you can preview animated textures or even animated shaders. In fact, you can specify a custom material preview on each shader. You'll also learn how to specify the default preview types that will be used for Materials and Shaders.