The Material Lab is a built-in tool for editing and creating materials in CET. Here you can edit Material properties, create new materials, render materials, save materials to view and use in the Material Explorer and much more!
To access the Material Lab, click the Material Lab button from the bottom of the Material Explorer window:
The Material Lab button
The Material Lab window is divided into four main areas shown in the picture below: the Thumbnails area, the Material properties area, the Tool bar and the Viewing area.
Click the links below to read detailed descriptions of each area:
The Material Lab
The basic workflow for creating a new material is this:
- Click New at the bottom of the Material Lab in the Thumbnail area.
- Edit the Material Properties.
- Right click on the material to save it:
- Apply the material to an item in your drawing.
As you create more materials, they are displayed in the bottom of the dialog. You can quickly see if the material has been saved or rendered: