Principled Shader — Houdini Mantra Tutorial

There’s no way around it — we need to go through the Principled Shader that comes with Mantra default materials. It’s a very powerful shading instrument, and has a lot of different tweaks. This is a birds eye view of the shader, a brief explanation of what those sliders mean. Roughness, metalness, transparency and everything in between.

What is the Principled Shader in Houdini Mantra

Principled shader also named in other rendering packages as “ubershader” – the one shader to rule them all, For surface rendering at least. We will discuss how to control different parameters, what do they do, and how to we achieve some basic, but still very important looks for our geometry.

Let’s hit that render button!

Houdini Mantra Series

The post that you just finished reading (and watching) is just a part of a free workshop on Rendering and Shading with Mantra. You can select related tutorials on the subject, or you can go to the page with all the available course parts on the subject.