Traditionally speaking, a clear coat is a transparent layer of paint applied over color painted metal surfaces. A clear coat’s primary use is to prevent corrosion and rust, prolonging the resistance of the metal surface. An extra benefit is the exaggerated glossy finish, which is especially appealing on cars and other vehicles.
Clear Coat in Toolbag
So how do clear coats translate in 3D, and how can we make use of Marmoset Toolbag’s new Clearcoat shader? Like our real-world scenario, it can mimic the reflectivity of car paint using an additional parameter. Many other surface types include a “second coat” of sorts, such as oily skin and lacquered wood.
Follow this step-by-step guide to set up Toolbag’s Clearcoat shader and learn more about its various use cases.