i. Main Categories
Here are the different material categories for you to choose from.
Once you click on a main category the tool will load all the materials from that category and you will see that they are split up into different subcategories. You may clean up the sub category view by collapsing different subcategories. To do this, click on the subcategory’s name.
iii. Preview Window
Once you click on a material a larger preview of it will show here. Some materials have notes under the preview to give additional information on how to use them.
iv. Material Options
In this area you can click the button below the Preview Window to add the selected material to the Slate Material Editor. However before doing so you must first pick a textures folder using the Pick Folder button. Once you do this you will be able to press the Add to Slate button.
There is a checkbox here that will move your slate view to focus on the newly added material. You can uncheck it if you do not want this to occur.
The Material Library will copy any texture dependencies used by the selected material to the folder you have chosen. This means that you will need to create a project folder for the product you are working on. We request that you use the following folder structure for your projects: