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Title: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: thecolclough on September 17, 2008, 01:13:32 pm
inspired by the works of kiwiNM8OR (http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=1064.0), the master of the 'specular: reflection' attribute, i decided to have a go at a multi-reflection setup of my own.  i went for a pretty simple model, made entirely of cubiod solids, and used the default global light in scene mode.  wireframe and final render attached.

- colclough
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: floyd86 on September 17, 2008, 02:45:42 pm
Woo! Nice how this 'mirror' effect turns out. Great for creating really big scenes: ie a long street. No need for extra poly's (however this will probably take longer to render then those extra poly's).
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on September 19, 2008, 05:53:12 pm
Looks like a spiderman 3 intro to me... if only it were a solid area, you could create some nice looking movie credits
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: thecolclough on September 19, 2008, 10:48:39 pm
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Looks like a spiderman 3 intro to me... if only it were a solid area, you could create some nice looking movie credits
i must admit i haven't seen Spiderman 3...

but i agree, that could be a good idea.  i just need to think up a movie to go with it first!  :D  maybe someday...

Very spacy TC, looks like a sci fi movie stage!

What was the rendering time?
rendering time... 10 to 15 minutes, at a rough guess.  i forgot to make a note, i'm afraid, so i can't tell you exactly, but i think it was only a few minutes.

thanks for the feedback ;)

anyways, i did a couple more, one based off a modified Dodecahedron primitive, and the other based off a modified sphere.  attached below.

- colclough / tc
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: KiwiNM8OR on September 20, 2008, 09:09:49 am
Cheers thecolclough. I do find the class:glossyreflector attribute quite a fun feature of animator. I've made heaps of these models including a dodecahedron but what gets me is that I haven't tried a single sphere! Good one and good example when examined close up and you can see the sphere is a mass tile of mirrors, clever. I really like the Blue Cuboid : it's eerie, even on a gothic scale. I can imagine floating through there with the eerie blue light following me...
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: onespirit5777 on September 20, 2008, 05:07:21 pm
Awesome!! Awesome!!
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: Darkjesture on September 21, 2008, 02:08:54 am
How did you do that?
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: The Great Noob on October 18, 2008, 06:31:20 pm
0.97c? I thought it was still in beta.

Anyway how do you do reflections? I can't figure it out ???.
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: 3D Joe Wiltshire on October 18, 2008, 08:11:54 pm
V0.97d is the most recent unstable version.

In a material's properties, click on 'Attributes', then 'new', call the new attribute 'specular' and select 'string' in the lower part of the box.

Set the value as 'reflection', then click ok.

Now apply the material, and render.
The specular, ambient, etc. affects the reflection aswell, so you'll have to keep altering them to get the reflections you want.

There's also a 'Ks' setting, but i know very little about that.
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: The Great Noob on October 18, 2008, 08:13:25 pm
Thanks!
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on October 19, 2008, 12:07:15 am
Just a note:  I have found 0.97d (and 0.97c before it) to be completely stable, and have had no major problems with it at all.  I am under the impression that all the beta versions since 0.95 have used the same basic engines as 0.95 (which is considered a fully stable version), with a number of additions.  Because those additions have not been fully integrated into the interface, particularly in regards to the ART attributes, versions since 0.95 have been called by Steve "Previews".  Of course, you should always back up your work when using any software, especially with beta versions.

3D Joe Wiltshire:  I am pretty sure that "Ks" is the name of the variable set by the "Specular" setting in the material editor.  The attribute "specular>reflection" uses this setting to determine how reflective a surface is: 0=no reflection, 1=mirror.

On topic, I love those multi-reflection images colclough, particularly the Dodecahedron Tunnels image.
Title: Re: Multi-reflective experiments in 0.97c
Post by: thecolclough on October 23, 2008, 09:23:40 am
thanks for the comments, guys :)

particularly the Dodecahedron Tunnels image.
that's my favourite too ;D

Looks like a spiderman 3 intro to me... if only it were a solid area, you could create some nice looking movie credits
i must admit i haven't seen Spiderman 3...
since i last posted on this thread, i've now seen SM3, and i see what you mean, joe 8)

- c