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I'm following a YouTube tutorial on texturing 3d layers and camera movements, and i'm needing a default material that I do not have.. the material is 'illumination' however it's not showing up in my materials it just says 'folder is empty' if someone has a fix or could help, please reach out thanks! - Destopiia

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OK I felt a little bad about my first post so here's my 2nd attempt.

Your "default" materials are in the folder that says Physical.  You have to click on it to see it.

The "illumination" you speak of is not a material. It's a attribute of the physical material and requires a "texture".

Yes...there is a difference between materials and textures. Textures are usually 2D "maps" applied to materials.

For example: diffuse maps, gloss maps, reflection maps, etc...  & illumination maps

Back to the quality of the tutorial you're following:  Either it's a bad tutorial that fails to "tutor" you effectively, or it's too advanced for

your level of knowledge.

Bottom line...your default materials are NOT missing.  And Illumination is a "property" of that yellow material you are using and it requires

a texture.

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Missing default materials from element 3d

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I'm following a YouTube tutorial on texturing 3d layers and camera movements, and i'm needing a default material that I do not have.. the material is 'illumination' however it's not showing up in my materials it just says 'folder is empty' if someone has a fix or could help, please reach out thanks! - Destopiia

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Correct answer by Gutterfish | Adobe Community Professional

OK I felt a little bad about my first post so here's my 2nd attempt.

Your "default" materials are in the folder that says Physical.  You have to click on it to see it.

The "illumination" you speak of is not a material. It's a attribute of the physical material and requires a "texture".

Yes...there is a difference between materials and textures. Textures are usually 2D "maps" applied to materials.

For example: diffuse maps, gloss maps, reflection maps, etc...  & illumination maps

Back to the quality of the tutorial you're following:  Either it's a bad tutorial that fails to "tutor" you effectively, or it's too advanced for

your level of knowledge.

Bottom line...your default materials are NOT missing.  And Illumination is a "property" of that yellow material you are using and it requires

a texture.

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You're not familiar with folder hierarchies? That materials folder contains two folders.  I wonder what's in those folders?

Also, based on your question...you might want to find a better tutorial.

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Those hierarchies are plugins, not default materials

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OK I felt a little bad about my first post so here's my 2nd attempt.

Your "default" materials are in the folder that says Physical.  You have to click on it to see it.

The "illumination" you speak of is not a material. It's a attribute of the physical material and requires a "texture".

Yes...there is a difference between materials and textures. Textures are usually 2D "maps" applied to materials.

For example: diffuse maps, gloss maps, reflection maps, etc...  & illumination maps

Back to the quality of the tutorial you're following:  Either it's a bad tutorial that fails to "tutor" you effectively, or it's too advanced for

your level of knowledge.

Bottom line...your default materials are NOT missing.  And Illumination is a "property" of that yellow material you are using and it requires

a texture.

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More importantly, did you follow the Element 3D installation instructions carefully? If you have any of the packs that come with it it's easy to foul up that part if the installation. Also, Element is its own environment that runs inside AE. You need to spend some serious time with the tutorials on the Video Copilot site to learn how to use it. I would be very wary warry of most of the YouTube tutorials by amateurs. Most of them don't know what they are doing and don't have good workflows.

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Hello again thank you for your response. The tutorial is literally about an advanced element 3D intro tutorial and I'm following his every step, however he seems to just click on the 'materials' and up comes a bunch of materials one of them being 'illumination' once I'm up I'll be happy to attach tutorial and time. Thanks. - Destopiia

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If you want access to a bunch of materials you have to install them somewhere. That's why I asked if you carefully followed the instructions. I have not watched the tutorial but if that part was left out of the instructions the tutorial is an example of why you need to vet your trainers.

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P.S.   If you think I am wrong then provide the link to the Youtube tutorial and the time of the video where the instructor has the illumination material in their material folder.  That would make it easier for someone with experience to see what the instructor is doing.

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but you see my element 3d materials one doesnt have any folders 

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