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Author Topic: Texture list mirror, gold, silver, etc....  (Read 2889 times)


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Texture list mirror, gold, silver, etc....
« on: January 17, 2008, 08:55:53 am »

I want to create a mirror for my little project.  Actually it is a bent metal plate with a shining surface. Like chrome, which can be used as a mirror.   In the user manual there is a small list of 6 textures
The question : Is there somewhere a indication list with materials and the specifications of the material like ambient, diffuse ?


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Re: Texture list mirror, gold, silver, etc....
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 11:30:45 am »

The Anim8or renderer does not support ray-traced reflective surfaces, but using the Env. Map feature in Textures, with an appropriate cube map or longitude/latitude image, gives a good result.  To create a mirror surface the Env. Map setting should be set to 100.  The ambient/diffuse colour should be black, Rough should be set to 100.

Obtaining the reflected image can be a bit of a pain.  In the past I have constructed them from renders of the project itself.  In other words, leave the actual environment map till last, when you can use renders of your project from different angles to construct it.


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Re: Texture list mirror, gold, silver, etc....
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2008, 06:42:49 pm »

If you want some material examples, look at