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Material Constructor

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public Material(Shader shader);


public Material(Material source);


shader Create a material with a given Shader.
source Create a material by copying all properties from another material.


Create a temporary Material.

If you have a script which implements a custom special effect, you implement all the graphic setup using shaders & materials. Use this function to create a custom shader & material inside your script. After creating the material, use SetColor, SetTexture, SetFloat, SetVector, SetMatrix to populate the shader property values.

Additional resources: Materials, Shaders.

using UnityEngine;

public class Example : MonoBehaviour { // Creates a material from shader and texture references. Shader shader; Texture texture; Color color;

void Start() { Renderer rend = GetComponent<Renderer> ();

rend.material = new Material(shader); rend.material.mainTexture = texture; rend.material.color = color; } }
using UnityEngine;

public class Example : MonoBehaviour { // Creates a cube and assigns a material with a builtin Specular shader. void Start() { GameObject cube = GameObject.CreatePrimitive(PrimitiveType.Cube); Renderer rend = cube.GetComponent<Renderer> (); rend.material = new Material(Shader.Find("Specular")); } }