Thin Walled

Thin_walled can also provide the effect of a translucent object being lit from behind (the shading point is 'lit' by the specified fraction of the light hitting the reverse of the object at that point). It is recommended that this only be used with thin objects (single-sided geometry) as objects with thickness may render incorrectly.  

Thin_walled is ideal for thin (single-sided) objects, like bubbles for example.

Thin Walled Translucency

The appearance of this effect is like a thin sheet of paper letting some light through to the backside.

For diffuse surfaces such as paper, enable thin_walled and set subsurface_weight to, for example, 0.5 to have half the light reflected and half transmitted.

In certain situations, thin_walled may work fine with thickness. However, you should ensure that the diffuse_ray_depth level is above 1 when using thin_walled with objects that have thickness.


Controls the degree to which light is not allowed to travel through it. Unlike transmission, whereby the material still considers diffuse, specular, etc., the opacity will affect the entire shader. Useful for retaining the shadow definition of an object, while making the object itself invisible to the camera.

You must ensure that opaque is disabled for the mesh that the standard_surface shader is assigned to when using opacity.

Checker map -> opacity

Anisotropy Tangent

Lets you specify a custom tangent for specular anisotropic shading. For example, if the mesh has tangent user data, that could be linked here.



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