Material Synthesis Research

This video shows a new kind of material workflow with a lot of potential. Instead of waiting for Cycles after each material modification, it suggests materials and directly shows how those are going to look when rendered.

There is a lot of exciting research going. But this is one of the works which could have a significant practical impact.

Hello there, have you tried setting this up?
I’m trying but the steps are not very clear…
In the release there’s a blend file, I opened it and launched the script… it starts rendering…
What then? How to use the neural network files?
The paper are high level, didn’t found a clear how to…

I didn’t take the time yet to try it out. You may try to get in touch with the author directly. He seems to frequently respond to questions on YouTube and Twitter.

There is a follow up video which is more intuitive to understand.