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Ahmed Nagah asked ·

Arnold material on magazine preset from cinema 4d content browser

how can I apply Arnold material on magazine preset from cinema 4d content browser, I was tried more than time using user data node but I'm failed to solve that

when I'm trying to convert the material to Arnold just I get standard surface only over that preset get invalid


but original linked material contain c4d multi shader so I'm trying to use user data to read it but isn't a successful method





magazine preset is an expresso rig

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Peter Horvath answered ·

There's no support to auto-convert a Multi Shader to Arnold shaders. It should be basically a switch_rgba shader driver by the index of the pages. Here's a similar thread of assigning textures in order of clones generated by a Cloner: https://answers.arnoldrenderer.com/questions/22656/assigning-different-colors-to-mograph-object-based.html

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Eden Soto answered ·

Ah, it's a MultiShader... I've never had to convert a MultiShader to an Arnold Material before... it might not be possible, you might have to recreate it manually. But considering it's all being controlled by an Xpresso rig, you may have to get your hands dirty to make that work for you and keep the Xpresso controls intact.

Someone from Autodesk will probably give you definitive answers for that. They're usually very quick, very helpful and they know their stuff ;)

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I'm so grateful for your help Eden and I will be waiting for Autodesk help
thanks, Eden

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Eden Soto answered ·

You can always convert the C4D material and modify that to your liking


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when I'm trying to convert the material to Arnold just I get standard surface only over that preset get invalid

but original linked material contain c4d multi shader so I'm trying to use user data to read it but isn't a successful method
magazine preset is an expresso rig

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