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spicy

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Glass effects/textures
« on: May 01, 2008, 07:59:24 pm »

Hi everyone. Does anyone know how to create a glass materail that would look really realistic? Thanks
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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 09:40:50 pm »

http://anim8or.org/forums/index.php/topic,675.0.html
In the first post of that thread, there's a realistic glass material (with refractions/reflections) that you can use.  This only works if you're using v0.97
You could also use a dielectric material if you wanted colored glass.
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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008, 12:05:23 pm »

Using the attributes of the new ART renderer you can make a nice glass material. I suggest reading thought the 'V0.97 preview' section of the site (between the links left). There you can learn about the different attributes and which to use.
For the best result i would use these:
Attribute: specular>reflection (set the specular to 0.3-0.8)
Attribute: class>transparent (set the transperancy to 0.2-0.5)
Attribute: IOR (set the float to 1.33)

Just play around with those attributes and values to get the glass you want.

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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008, 01:45:36 pm »

Thanks for your help guys! Very much appreciated
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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008, 02:58:02 pm »

Right, now I have the light. How would I add a light blue colour to the light (As if someone has turned a light inside a building). Would you just use a local light or is there other methods?
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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2008, 04:25:35 pm »

When you doubleclick on the lamp a edit box will come up. Half way the box you will see ' color' and the default grey color. Click on the three dots behind those and select the color you want for your lamp and hit ok.

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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2008, 04:37:48 pm »

Thanks for the help, the glass texture is ace!
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Re: Glass effects/textures
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008, 05:40:21 pm »

I found some good textures you can download on the 3DS-MAX website,they are free and they had alot of glass textures and a tut.
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