With Patchwork 3D 2022 Python API, it is possible to create and edit materials from scripts.
It offers the possibility to extend the external Matter library, generating variants of materials.
For example we have developed a script to generate a range of materials using all the colors of the standard RAL color chart.
It is based on the standard materials in the standard Patchwork 3D library (plastic, glass, chrome, aluminum). It generates over 200 color variations for each of them, for a total of 1065 materials in a few seconds!
Have a look on this video to see the result
You can download the scripts here
It is based on the RAL color table available here
What do you think about this new way to generate material libraries ?
Would you be interested in generating materials from another Color Chart ?