NVIDIA vMaterials are a curated collection of MDL materials and lights representing common real world materials used in design and AEC workflows. Integrating the Iray or MDL SDK quickly brings a library of hundreds of ready to use materials to your application without writing shaders. The materials are built with a consistent scale so designers can easily switch from material to material without needing to re-adjust scale. The layering capabilities of MDL make quick work of changing or enhancing the materials to get just the look that’s needed. Since vMaterials are built on MDL, they can easily be saved and opened in other supporting applications. NVIDIA vMaterials make it easy to provide your customers a wide range of materials quickly and easily.

For material manufacturers, vMaterials can be digital reference samples for your product catalog. Providing a library of verified materials enables customers to spec your product into their design with confidence they are experiencing the correct material appearance. Contact us if you are interested in moving your catalog into vMaterials.

vMaterials 2.0 now available

vMaterials 2.0 brings a new catalog with new and overhauled materials. Textures have been captured using photogrammetry, increasing their overall quality. Materials also have improved quality and the catalog offers a curated collection of standardized presets with an intuitive parameter user interface.

 vMaterials 2.0
for  Windows
    vMaterials 2.0
for  Linux
    vMaterials 2.0
for  Mac OSX

Previous Version

Users who still want to use version 1.7 vMaterials, can install it alongside 2.0 and use it as a complementary material catalog.

vMaterials 2.0 Key Features

  • 800+ common materials for AEC & Design
  • Highly detailed photogrammetry texture maps
  • Digital Reference for real world materials
  • Tweakable materials with intuitive parameter controls
  • Custom-built material models for different material types
  • Infinite Tiling feature to allow repeating textures without artifacts
  • Physically accurate
  • Cross Platform
PlatformsWindows, Linux and Mac
DependenciesMDL 1.6 (vMaterials 2.0)
MDL 1.4 (vMaterials 1.7)
Supported Applications
Featured materials
Chameleon Pigment
Clinker Brick
Various Materials

Wooden Floor Tiling
Wooden Floor Tiling
Wooden Floor Tiling

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