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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: frogulis on March 03, 2009, 12:21:19 pm

Title: need help with ART
Post by: frogulis on March 03, 2009, 12:21:19 pm
tried reading the tutorial but i dont get it :'(...can someone help me with this please ???
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: frogulis on March 03, 2009, 12:22:41 pm
just to clarify i mean the raytracer not the word "art" 8)
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: floyd86 on March 03, 2009, 04:03:22 pm
What do you want to achieve with ART since you can do alot with it. I assume you want to make reflections?
It's pretty easy: make a material, click attributes. Here you can create attributes for the raytraced material. i.e.: Make a new attribute >Type in specular and go to string and type in reflection> ok. Now the material will reflecte the surroundings depending on the specular value: 0=no reflection 1=mirror.

For more information look here: http://anim8or.com/download/preview/art_raytracer.html
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: frogulis on March 04, 2009, 10:24:44 am
i read that previously and it didnt really make sense....didnt get what class had to do with anything
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: frogulis on March 04, 2009, 10:34:46 am
what if i want to use transparent or glossytransparent or dialectric etc
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: floyd86 on March 04, 2009, 11:33:40 am
Simple: create a new attribute call it class then go to string and type in the type you want i.e. dielectric or transparent. If you want to have glossy or reflection make a new attribute and call it specular then go to string and type in reflection or glossy.
Make sure you download the examples, this will make it easier to understand.
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: frogulis on March 05, 2009, 07:25:26 am
and where might one get these examples
???
Title: Re: need help with ART
Post by: floyd86 on March 05, 2009, 10:14:18 am
On the same page I just linked: http://anim8or.com/download/preview/art_raytracer.html
Under every topic there is a downloadable file.