Materials Library VX is a Blender add-on that will create a material library. You can save, load and categorize materials that can be shared across all your projects. This version uses a blend-file as database so all external render engines, all node materials and textures are supported. It also makes use of Blender compression.
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Open Blender and go to Preferences then the Add-ons tab.
Click Material then Material Library VX to enable the script.
- Add-ons Preferences
Once the add-on is enabled you can open the preferences and choose to set a path to use your own materials in the library.
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It’s advisable to add a Fake User to your materials and to save your blend-file before use.
- New Library
Create a new Library and name it. The new library will have one material to start.
- Add to Library
Add your materials to the library.
- Apply to Selected (material icon)
Select a material in the list and apply it to the active object.
- Reload Material (circular arrows icon)
Restore the saved version of the material if you want to revert edits.
- Preview Material (palette icon)
Display the material in the materials Preview panel before adding it to the object.
- Remove Preview (ghost icon)
Restore the Preview panel.
- Remove Material
Delete the active material from the Matlib VX list and your library.
- Settings (wrench icon)
Extend the interface for some extra options.
Search the library for a material.
- Category Tools:
Here you can make sub categories.
- Filter (funnel icon)
Apply the current filter.
- Set Type (up arrow icon)
Apply the current selected category to the current material library.
Add a new category.
Remove the current selected category from the list.
Materials Library VX system for library creation.
- Support Level:
This add-on is bundled with Blender.