Foil Material Scans & Renders

In collaboration with Chaos and Where Giants Roam, Foilco are delighted to reveal a game-changing technological advancement for the creative and print industries.

Over 270 of Foilco’s foils have been painstakingly scanned in true-likeness and uploaded onto the Chaos Scans Material Library, a digital materials hub that is available to digital artists and rendering studios.

The foil scans will allow printers, creatives, and brands all over the world to view our foil range anytime, anywhere and provide digital artists and rendering agencies who use the V-Ray plugin, the ability to drag and drop light-reactive files straight into mock-up and CGI based projects.

Brands and clients will have the opportunity to see a wide array of different foil choices on packaging concepts, without the need for costly physical mock-ups.


Benefits for Designers


  • Instant look at Foilco’s catalogue, accessible from anywhere in the world, anytime.
  • Visualise the widest choice of foil shades and finishes in print.
  • Visualise end results in true likeness using rendering packages.
  • Reduce a projects’ carbon footprint.
  • Produce multiple brand assets (Animations, GIFS) to help gain buy-in for your ideas.
  • Present your ideas to clients through emails and/or presentation software.
  • See how a light or dark substrate changes the appearance of a foil.

Benefits for Printers


  • Ability to colour match alternative foil options online.
  • Be able to provide practical feedback on early concepts and recommendations on production.
  • Provide clients with foil options that suit your production capabilities.
  • Give confidence to isolated and multiple site operators by sharing visual assets online.
  • Instantly identify the foil options available to you in your preferred choice of grades.

Benefits for Brands


  • Reduce project delays and costs, associated with physical mock-ups.
  • More power to the collective buy-in, quicker packaging cycle.
  • Have more confidence to take visual risks with established brands/products.
  • Create retail setting scenes to identify foils that will have the greatest impact.
  • Improve a project’s efficiencies at concept and development stages.
  • Customer AR and VR experiences can utilise this tech.
  • Give marketeers and advertisers a new opportunity to maximise exposure for their clients.

Foil Material Scans

See the material scans and foil renders online via the product range section of our website.

Use the button below to see the complete range of foils and use the available filters to help you identify the perfect options for your next foil project.

Browse Foils

HERE WE WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE NEW DIGITAL TERMINOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOIL SCANS

Shader Balls

The shader ball has been designed to showcase how a material reacts to light. As we all know, foil is a light reactive product and the shader ball gives the user the impression of how light affects the appearance of the foil with highlights and shadow demonstrated.

Foligon Renders

A visual impression of how the scanned foils will look ‘stamped’ onto a material substrate. These visuals are a great reflection of the foil in practice, and give users the instant look at how the foil appears on a flatter surface.

Chaos Scans

The Chaos Scans Library contains a variety of pre-scanned materials ready to be applied to 3D visualizations in 3ds Max, Maya, Rhino, SketchUp, Revit, Cinema 4D, Modo and Houdini. With Foilco’s products, the Chaos team have extended their foil material listings ten fold, creating the worlds most comprehensive collection of useable, digital foil materials. Clicking this symbol against a product listing will take you to the downloadable file in the Scans Library.

Foil Material Scans & Renders

Watch the below video to find our more about the collaboration between ourselves, Where Giant’s Roam and Chaos.

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