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Das
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From: Houston(ish) Texas
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-01-2001 00:46

Still trying to perfect glass in Max. This is my latest:

glass pill in front of concrete wall

I'm not happy with the shadow, but I think the faked caustic worked well.

Das
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From: Houston(ish) Texas
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-01-2001 03:18

Yah, I probably post to many material tests here. A blob in front of a wall is great for tweaking the material, but I suppose I should make more real scenes to post

warjournal
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posted posted 09-01-2001 03:30

Same settings as in your other post?


Das
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From: Houston(ish) Texas
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posted posted 09-01-2001 05:37

No, this one is an experiment in 'cheats'. Faked caustic, faked reflection, faked shadow, etc. The transparency map is the same, though. Gotta use a fresnal falloff map for convincing transparency.

The shadow was created in Photoshop from a quick render of a black shadow on a white surface. I put the shadow directly on the concrete texture (multiply mode), then applied the texture map to the wall. It's kind of like the shadow is 'painted' on the wall. I made it by blurring in a dark rim at the edges, but keeping the center at a fairly low opacity. I tinted the whole thing blue with a Curves adjustment layer.

The caustic is a bluish light just in front of the wall.

The reflection is a stock reflection map that I have in my library.

The refraction and fresnal transparency are 'real' raytraced effects.

warjournal
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posted posted 09-01-2001 17:40

Das, you're not my hero anymore. :sniff sniff:

Yet another shining example of using 3D, a paint prog, and some fore-thought with the different renders.

Kudos.


Das
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From: Houston(ish) Texas
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 09-02-2001 00:25

Yeah, for a long time I thought you had to have the best renderer available for a good image. The more books I read, the more I learn that you can use just about any package if you 'cheat' with Photoshop, Painter, etc.

Seems the pros who use the super-duper software often don't even use the Radiosity and Caustics and such built into the software. Too slow. They cheat to make deadlines

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