13.1  Materials

The Iray for Maya 2.0 materials are designed to create the basic appearance of surfaces. They define the general specification like reflection characteristics, transparency, index of refraction and so on.
The Iray for Maya 2.0 material ifmMDLMaterial is an exception. It will be used to add MDL materials from a given MDL library or exported from other applications using Iray. Usually MDL materials are made to get the look and feel of a specific material like e.g. scratched chrome. To create a MDL material you need to write your own material description or you use an exported material from third-party software. For further information about MDL, refer to the MDL Handbook provided by Nvidia.
Create Render Node window to create Iray for Maya 2.0 materials