Node: Material

X3D: 3.3
Component: Shape
Status:
fully implemented

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The Material node specifies surface material properties for associated geometry nodes and is used by the X3D lighting equations during rendering. All of the fields in the Material node range from 0.0 to 1.0.

HTML Encoding and Default Values

<Material ambientIntensity='0.2' diffuseColor='0.8,0.8,0.8' emissiveColor='0,0,0' metadata='X3DMetadataObject' shininess='0.2' specularColor='0,0,0' transparency='0' ></Material>

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Fields

These are the X3D / X3DOM fields of this node. Values should usually be received / set as strings via DOM functions (i.e., using setAttribute("myFieldName", "myFieldValue") and getAttribute("myFieldName")).
Name Type Default Value Range Inheritance Standard Description
ambientIntensity SFFloat 2 [0, 1] X3DMaterialNode The ambientIntensity field specifies how much ambient light from light sources this surface shall reflect. Ambient light is omnidirectional and depends only on the number of light sources, not their positions with respect to the surface. Ambient colour is calculated as ambientIntensity × diffuseColor.
diffuseColor SFColor 8 X3DMaterialNode The diffuseColor field reflects all X3D light sources depending on the angle of the surface with respect to the light source. The more directly the surface faces the light, the more diffuse light reflects. The emissiveColor field models "glowing" objects. This can be useful for displaying pre-lit models (where the light energy of the room is computed explicitly), or for displaying scientific data.
emissiveColor SFColor 0,0,0 X3DMaterialNode The emissiveColor field models "glowing" objects. This can be useful for displaying pre-lit models (where the light energy of the room is computed explicitly), or for displaying scientific data.
metadata SFNode X3DMetadataObject X3DMaterialNode Field to add metadata information
shininess SFFloat 2 [0, 1] X3DMaterialNode The specularColor and shininess fields determine the specular highlights (e.g., the shiny spots on an apple). When the angle from the light to the surface is close to the angle from the surface to the viewer, the specularColor is added to the diffuse and ambient colour calculations. Lower shininess values produce soft glows, while higher values result in sharper, smaller highlights.
specularColor SFColor 0,0,0 X3DMaterialNode The specularColor and shininess fields determine the specular highlights (e.g., the shiny spots on an apple). When the angle from the light to the surface is close to the angle from the surface to the viewer, the specularColor is added to the diffuse and ambient colour calculations. Lower shininess values produce soft glows, while higher values result in sharper, smaller highlights.
transparency SFFloat 0 [0, 1] X3DMaterialNode The transparency field specifies how "clear" an object is, with 1.0 being completely transparent, and 0.0 completely opaque.