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Benjamin Sintemaartensdijk asked ·

No map preview and blue tint on specular material preview

Hello, I have a few issues 3Ds Max slate editor.

First I encountered black edges on tiling textures, but then I learned that I should use the Arnold Image Node instead of the good old Bitmap node. Okay problem solved, but now I do not have previews of my maps anymore.

This is especially troubling for specular maps because reflections are also not calculated in the material preview. Instead it shows a blue tint when 'Show background in Preview' is on (which is a crucial function for tweaking reflections).

I found these threads but they are well over a year old so I was wondering about the current status of these broken functions.

https://answers.arnoldrenderer.com/questions/11024/texture-image-not-showing-in-preview-and-viewport.html
https://answers.arnoldrenderer.com/questions/3387/blue-shift-when-previewing-materials-w-transparent.html

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Nicola Jannuzzo answered ·

It's a known issue, but thanks for bumping this.

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