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Drew Weininger asked ·

Metalness is black in viewport 2.0

Hey everyone.

When I apply meatless to my aiStandard it looks great in my material viewer but looks black in my viewport. Is there a way to solve this? It look SOLID black in my viewport. Thanks.

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Max Tarpini answered ·

This is technically correct, when metalness is at 1 you don't have any diffuse hence the black color. If you tumble in the view and have some lights however at some angles you can see the specular reflection. I agree it's not really pleasant to look at and probably some little tweaks could be adopted to have the material 'almost black' instead. Same goes if you have full transparency .. the material just disappear :) You can mitigate a bit on your own this by using a second material just for vp by plugging the original mat into the Arnold SG slot and the one you plan to use for the vp in the Surface material slot.

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Bruno Rantin answered ·

What software are you using? Maya already has a pretty decent representation, can't say for others, you can add a skydome with an HDRI and it will help you visualize both metalness and roughness.

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Christoph Schaedl answered ·

+ 500 to get a decent display in the viewport!

Please make it happen.

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Drew Weininger answered ·

Ok. I need to wrap my brain a bit around metal mess.

Great tip/idea on the SG slot. Will totally do that. Thanks!

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