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In my search of the forum I've seen reference to a "multiple layers" thread, but have not been able to find it.

Can someone give me a nudge in the right direction (please) so I can learn how to make these materials?

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Hey Bob - I think this is the thread.

edit: materials in the first posting here were to serve as an example on how to do this.
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Nice Material.Thanks for sharing
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Okay, I have tried, but just cannot figure out how to make layered materials in the material editor. I examined these examples at length and can see the results that have been obtained, but I cannot figure out how to get the materials and textures and dirt maps onthe different layers. I've tried dragging and dropping, building up various texture layers, etc., but cannot figure out how to meld them all together in the material editorl
I really need someone with a lot of patience and compassion to create a a step-by-step tutorial on how to do this. It's obviously easy since so many of you create wonderous textures and materials, so I must be missing something very fundamental.
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Bob, check out the maps in the layer button, that might be the bit your missing.
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Javadevil wrote:Bob, check out the maps in the layer button, that might be the bit your missing.
Thanks, Javadevil, but I can see and put things into the layer button: I just can't seem to figure out how to get layers into the material editor - something basic I'm sure.
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you just add another material type. e.g. you start with a new material and add a Basic material layer. now hit the Basic layer again, and a new layer will be added.

you can use the up/down icons to move layers up and down the stack. note that some layers can be on the same level, in which case they are mixed instead of layered.
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SandroS wrote: you start with a new material and add a Basic material layer. now hit the Basic layer again, and a new layer will be added.
Aha :!: The incredibly simple key.
Thank you for enduring my ignorance :D
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glad to help ;)

and remember you can layer different material types too (e.g. paint over glass would be a Basic layer over a Glossy (or ThinFilm) Layer)
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Looks like Sandro's got it worked out for you, i was to busy sleeping.
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