The Materials toolbox contains tools to define and apply materials, to dynamically adjust pattern/bump maps, to query or preview materials, and to adjust environment settings.
All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.
|To||Select in the Materials toolbox|
|Define materials and create material palettes.||Define Materials|
|Apply/attach materials to, or remove materials from geometry in a model, or to define Environment Maps.||Apply Material|
|Interactively move, scale, or rotate, a previously applied pattern map or bump map.||Dynamically Adjust Map|
|Query the material assignment for an element.||Query Material|
|Adjust the Environment settings for rendering.||Environment Maps|