Create Preview Image
With XSMP Material Manager, you can create a preview of the material and add (import existing) multiple previews per material preset.
1. To create a native preview image, you must select the Material Lab scene. You can also choose your custom scene in Material Lab bookmarks manager.
2. Select the desired materials (checkbox in the upper right corner of the item) for which you want to generate a preview image.
3. If you use Scenes from the Material Lab (which have been installed with the XSMP), in the Material Manager window, select the Rendering Quality and Rendering Engine options. These options will be ignored when your custom scene is used.
4. From the context menu, select Render Material Preview (when using Material Lab scenes) or Render Material Preview Custom – when custom scene is used.
If you have a previously created image, you can import it as the native preview image. Just select the Import Preview Image… item in the material preset context menu and specify the path to the image file.
Only JPG files can be imported (max pixelsize 1000 x 1000px).