Will there be an API for creating materials?

Kevin Rushforth kevin.rushforth at oracle.com
Thu May 11 12:28:34 UTC 2017

We don't currently plan any improvements in the area of 3D rendering. 
Even if we did, allowing application-defined materials would require 
some way for the application to provide the needed shader support for 
rendering such materials.

-- Kevin

Nir Lisker wrote:
> It seems that currently developers can't create their own material because
> the abstract class Material is not designed to be subclassed, and so
> PhongMaterial is the only one available.
> Are there any plans to allow developers to subclass Material and crate
> their own materials? Phong is somewhat old and other shaders are more
> commonly used in the industry.

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