Cinema 4D Cinema 4D Prime Material Manager Shaders Channel Shaders
Function available in CINEMA 4D Prime, Visualize, Broadcast, Studio & BodyPaint 3D

Layer Shader

Basic Shader

Layer Shader

A Layer Shader in the Color channel with the settings pictured below applied

The Layer shader is less a shader than a powerful tool for combining shaders and bitmaps in the same material channel.

You can stack shaders and bitmaps into layers and folders. You can define various blend strengths and modes. Alpha channels are supported. You can apply effects to individual layers or all layers.

To change the order of the layers, Drag & drop them to their new positions.

You can also add folders or move images/shaders within the Layer shader itself.