It’s great how the named material types allow user intention to be retained, but I’d like to request a small change to the Metal material, to take that a little further. Currently the user can choose a metal type by name, but this is only communicated by means of RGB presets in the color picker for the metal color, and we have there a duplication of colors between brass and gold:
So the first level of my request would be to at least make the color of those two slightly different.
The second level would be to suggest a small change to the metal type, where we are made able to know what the user had in mind, without guessing by the RGB. This could be done by putting a combo-box in the metal gui, where instead of using the color picker, users can choose from the various metal types:
If they want to use a custom color, the color chip is still provided, but would only be enabled when “Custom Color” is chosen for the metal type. This could also be done to the Gem material, mainly for consistency, but also with the side-effect of allowing to choose a custom gem color.