by BrainDistrict GmbH

An easy-to-use Physically Based Rendering (PBR) material editor

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: BrainDistrict GmbH

Release : Material-Z 1.1

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Material-Z for Windows is a sophisticated graphic design editing software that works specifically with PBR materials. With Physically Based Rendering, an accurate simulation of light and surfaces can be achieved in your project. Creating a realistic PBR texture can pose a challenge, especially when attempting to derive the texture from high-resolution photography. With Material-Z, you have access to a plethora of generation options. These repeating options include brick, circular, and decor tiling, as well as herringbone repeating patterns. Options for seamless patterns are available and can be tweaked to preference. This program was based on the Disney Principled Material System, which is frequently used in the video game and animation industry. It is favored for its designer-friendly usage and needs comparatively minimal technical know-how.

Texture maps can be fine-tuned with several controls that decide the roughness, occlusion, and metallic facets of the subject. With the mask editor, they can be further enhanced by hand. The environment in which the textures will be rendered can also be controlled, offering features such as a rotatable skybox, lighting intensity adjustments, and free orbit control. An optional HDR camera is available. A Paint module is also available for direct editing.

Products can be exported in Single Image Maps in PNG or JPEG form. Other export features include .scn (Scenekit), .dae (Collada), and .c3dmat (Cheetah3D).

Material-Z boasts access to multiple large documents at once, full-screen function, sample projects, and a customizable toolbar for your individual needs. 3D Quicklook is supported. Attributes can be set for each material property, with four transparency modes available. The in-software material inspector is resizable and can be collapsed to avoid a crowded workspace.

Generates seamless, repeating textures that can be augmented.

  • Ray-Tracer option for rendered products
  • Preview textures before simulating
  • Access to a cloud-based library
  • Visual node editor and shape injection interface.
  • Available in 8 languages

This software is compatible with most Windows Operating Systems, including:

Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10. 

Available languages include English, Spanish, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Japanese.

Highly intuitive interface simplifies the designing process.
Offers a vast library of materials and textures.
Supports real-time rendering for instant results.

Steep learning curve for beginners.
Less popular, hence fewer resources for troubleshooting.
Expensive compared to similar software.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blair
Looks like a good software for graphic design in some way when dealing with decor tiles. Comes with a library and a paint module.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Hamish N.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ryan E.
Material-Z is an intuitive software for creating stunning visuals. It provides a wide selection of materials, textures, and effects that can be used to create beautiful designs. It is easy to use and has a responsive user interface. I found the drag and drop feature to be particularly useful for quickly putting together a project. I also like the ability to preview how the project will look in real-time. The library of textures and materials is very comprehensive and the quality of the images is high. I was also impressed with the range of export options available. I had a lot of fun using Material-Z to create some amazing visuals.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Joshua A.
Material-Z is a great software for digital asset management. It’s easy to use and navigate, and it offers a wide range of features. I found the search function to be particularly helpful in quickly finding the right asset. The user interface is also very intuitive and the help section is well-written. Overall, it’s a great asset management tool.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Leon S.
The software is a 3D modeling and simulation tool that helps users to design and analyze materials at the atomic and molecular scale. It allows for the prediction of physical and chemical properties of materials, as well as the exploration of their behavior under different conditions. Key features include the ability to import and export various file formats, the use of advanced algorithms for accurate simulations, and a user-friendly interface for intuitive navigation.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oliver
Intuitive interface, diverse design capabilities, flexible and user-friendly.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ethan
Intuitive interface, versatile material creation.
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