How many Master Materials are we expected to use?

Hi there, mid-beginner to UE4 here.

I’ve been working with multiple Master Mats on UE4. One for the characters, one for weapons, one for terrain, environments, a few Mat functions at the moment and that’s it. Most of the tutorials say to use multiple and definitely not just one. But if we’re doing multiple amounts of Master mats for specific things, how many are we expected to make, or how many are generally made? Can’t find a solid answer for this listed anywhere.


I think the reason you can’t find anything about it, is because people do it any way they want.

It sounds like you have quite a regimented system there, you’ll probably find that most people just make a new material whenever they fancy it.