WHAT ARTISTS ARE SAYING ABOUT CMV
"CMV was really fun to use, sometimes we as artists want to quickly get the perfect idea out of our heads, and I really felt that this is moving into the right direction since CMV does exactly that. The idea of simply appending the materials and moving sliders with node groups makes the whole workflow feels the way it should be."
"I really enjoyed using CMV, it saves lots of valuable time. Plus the materials are really easy to apply. Procedural textures are really handy, I mean I barely tweaked few values and wwoohhaa it becomes a totally new texture, if someone is using it for a big production, I must say it will save lots of time."
"Creating shaders was always a very time-consuming part of my job, so when I opened CMV for the first time and swept through all these smart and well-documented node groups, it was a joy. Now I can focus on getting things exactly the way I want, instead of spending precious time reinventing the wheel setting everything from scratch each time I start a new project."
"It's beautiful. Not only will CMV save you time with its plethora of amazing materials to be used in all sorts of situations, but you'll be able to study the materials and learn from one of the best shading artists around."
"I f@#$%^ng love CMV! It’s easily the best package I’ve had the honour of using. CMV is just brilliant. Darn easy to use and I didn’t really need to edit anything."
"I’ve never used a material library previous to CMV. But after experiencing the ease of use, it’s something I plan on doing more. It’s a fantastic tool for getting a base or full materials for your objects. In my case, in use with environments—it’s a fantastic tool! I would highly recommend it to people who need great materials fast and even for people who want to study materials."
"CMV is an awesome material library which lets you assign shaders to your objects within seconds. Professionals can use it as a start and refine the shaders to their needs. And for beginners it's a great tool to learn more about the endless possibilities of the node-based system."
"If you need high class materials that render fast and look gorgeous on your objects, use CMV. For me, it transformed dozens of hours creating materials into minutes of tweaking existing ones to my liking. The only thing I found hard to decide was which one of all those beautifully-crafted materials I'll append next—I highly recommended CMV."
"Finally Blender has a professional and easy to use material library—which a lot of users have waited for, including me. With CMV you get nearly everything you need—from materials for rendering your nature, architecture or car scenes to materials for rendering fruits, fabrics, hair, and grass. Every material is explained in detail for non-experienced users and also highly customizable for professionals."
"Brilliant resource for either deconstructing how a material was put together or getting you up and running on a new scene simply and quickly."
“Wow, what a goldmine! Reynante's materials, tutorials, and of course renders have always been top notch, and to have all these resources here in one place is just awesome. In addition to the materials, the complete scenes are included as Blender files for all of the images in the trailer. These alone are invaluable for learning to create great renders."
“The CMV really is a great resource of lots of ready to use, easily adjustable, flexible, and useful materials for cycles. What I find especially nice is what awaits you inside that group node: a clean, understandable layout of plausible connections between several nodes and shaders, and most importantly: no bullshit. No overly complicated setup of hundreds of nodes that do some fancy stuff that no one really needs, no silly use of add-shaders where they do not belong, everything looks nice and clean and plausible.
It's a great mix of simplicity and flexibility."
"CMV is a solid product which creates great results. It provides the foundation to transform a good scene to great! I'll be looking forward to more CMV releases to simplify my workflow and set my creativity free."
"CMV is an invaluable tool whether you simply want to learn more about building complex materials in blender, or just need a quick solution on the job. Quite simply, it's changed my thought process when it comes to materials ENTIRELY. I recommend it highly."
"What I really like about the CMV is its reliability and flexibility.
You just throw a material into your scene and you can absolutely be sure that the huge amount of dedication and experience that are necessary for creating convincing materials have already been done for you!
Superb work. The materials are almost little artworks on their own!"