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Tips and Tricks

To workaround a Maya limitation for solo-ing BXDFs, please use this RfM-centric hotkey for solo-ing MaterialX Lama nodes:

  • Shift + @ = Solo
  • Shift + # = Un-Solo

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MaterialX Lama is a state of the art material layering system developed at Industrial Light & Magic that introduces a modular approach to building material networks and includes recent shading R&D work on energy conservation and dispersion. 

The MaterialX Lama project represents ongoing R&D into materials at ILM, and represents one facet of the larger MaterialX project.  

MaterialX Lama node composition also offers a simpler built-in mechanism for energy conservation and other properties, because of its fundamental focus on layering of physically based responses.

MaterialX Lama is battle-tested at ILM and RenderMan will be able to take advantage of ongoing work as it evolves.