Introduction to Materials

Understanding the material model for achieving photorealism

Not all materials are created equal. Creating realistic and believable materials is one of the pillars to achieve a high render quality that manages to impress your customers.

pCon.planner uses the most modern material model called PBR (Physically Based Render), which seeks to more accurately model the flow of light in the real world. In natural conditions, light is not absorbed, reflected or refracted to 100%: all materials lie in a spectrum between these extreme points. With PBR materials you’re able to define and control how a material will realistically interact with light in a non-uniform way.

In this webinar we’ll introduce the PBR material model and overview a series of functions and good practices which will allow you to make better renders.

You’re not going to want to miss this webinar!


Participant profile

Space planners, architects, sales reps with a technical/CAD background

09:00 New York | 15:00 Roma | 17:00 Dubai | 21:00 Kuala Lumpur

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June 18th | 15:00 CEST | Show in my timezone

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What are we going to talk about?

Introduction to the PBR model

○ Characteristics of a quality material

○ Reality doesn’t mean perfection

○ Importance of high-quality materials

○ Texture + 3 maps

The Material Editor

○ Basics

○ Testing materials

○ Exporting materials

Using the World of Materials

○ Applying to an object

○ Modifying materials

Your own materials

○ Creating PBR maps

○ Importing into the Material Editor

Top free resources

○ Finding high quality texture

○ Create your own material library



Miguel Vale Oliveira is an innovator who strives every day to be a source of positive change and inspiration. Applies technology for more than 20 years to the world of furniture and interior design. He has worked for furniture and technology companies in the United States and Europe.

He has a degree in Computer Science Engineering from Instituto Superior Técnico, the main engineering university in Portugal and an MBA from Western Michigan University with a specialization in business strategy.

He is a partner and managing director of EasternGraphics Southern Europe.

Miguel can't wait to welcome you to the pCon world!

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June 18th
15:00 CEST