Falloff maps are an extremely powerful tool for artists to utilize when creating procedural shaders. They are essential when trying to create any realistic shader that is reflective or has color changing properties like chrome, metals, and pearlescent paint. In order to use Falloff maps effectively, it is important to understand how the map works.
In this week’s edition of Turbo Tips, we’ll explain the ins and outs of Falloff map parameters. For our purposes, we are demonstrating with 3ds Max, but the ideas and concepts can be used in many other 3D programs.