3ds Max is one of the exciting package in CG industry today. It is used in Movies , Games , Architecture , Defense Systems and also in medical Science.
What is Shader ?
A Shader is a function that calculates the effects of light on a Map/Material. If you apply polished wood texture to a floor, It should look like a Polished Wood when you add a light in your scene.
Difference between Shader, Material and Maps.
Shaders – A Shader is a function that calculates the effects of light on a Map/Material.
Materials - A material describes how an object transmits or reflects light.
Maps – The image you assign to material is called maps.
Press M to open Material Editor window.
You will get Shaders in the drop down list under Shader Basic Parameters in a Material editor.
Types of 3ds Max Shaders
There are total six shaders in 3ds Max.
6) Multi – layer
Shaders in 3ds max have many more options than are listed here, but this introduction should be sufficient to help most casual users and beginners get up and running. I hope this article helped you out. Thanks for reading.