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Clarisse 4.0 User Guide

The Disney Principled Shader is a widely used material in the VFX, Animation and Game Industry that offers an artist-friendly set of parameters.





Base Color

Defines the surface color.


Surface roughness: controls diffuse, specular and transmission response.


The metallic-ness (0 = dielectric, 1 = metallic). This is a linear blend between two different models. The metallic model has no diffuse component and also has a tinted incident specular, equal to the base color.


Incident specular amount.

Specular Tint

Tints incident specular towards the base color. Grazing specular is still achromatic.


Degree of anisotropy. This controls the aspect ratio of the specular highlight (0 = isotropic, 100 = max anisotropic).

Anisotropic Rotation

Rotates the direction of anisotropy, with 1.0 going full circle.

Clear Coat

A second, special-purpose specular lobe.

Clear Coat Glossiness

Controls clear coat glossiness (0 = "satin" appearance, 100 = a "gloss" appearance).

Specular Color

Defines the specular color.

Metallic Edge Color

Color bias as the viewing direction becomes parallel to the surface.

Reflection Exit Color

Sets the reflection color when there is no more bounce along the path.


Controls diffuse shape using a subsurface approximation.

Subsurface Color

Defines the scattering color inside the material.

Subsurface Radius

Sets the light penetration distance inside the material.

Subsurface Group

Name of the group among which illumination propagates between SSS materials.


An additional transmissive component.

Transmission Tint

Amount to tint transmission towards base color.

Transmission Color

Defines the transmission color.

Transmission Exit Color

Sets the transmission color when there is no more bounce along the path.


An additional grazing component, primarily intended for cloth.

Sheen Tint

Amount to tint sheen towards base color.

Sheen Color

Defines the sheen color.


Strength of the emission.

Emission Color

Defines the emission color.




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