Combined with lights, materials add another level of realism to the model.
You can add materials to objects in your drawings to provide a realistic effect.
The Materials dashboard and tool palettes can be used to access material commands and material tools.
A material is defined by a number of properties. The available options depend on the material type selected.
You can apply a material to individual faces and objects or to objects on a layer.
The properties of a material can be modified after they are created and after they are applied.
Sets parameters to affect the rendering of a material when it is lit by indirect illumination from global illumination and/or final gather.
Mapping is a way of increasing the complexity of a material.
Depending on the version of AutoCAD or other product converting materials need to be considered.