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Good refraction setting for water...

wancowwancow Posts: 2,708
edited December 1969 in Daz Studio Discussion

hey all... I'm making a water image just for SnGs...

Using a cube for the water refraction... any suggestions on what to use for a refraction setting, and any other things you can suggest? The cube is not the surface of the water, I made a special plane for that...

3Delight render...

I'll be putting the cube below the main surface, at least that's the idea...

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  • Eustace ScrubbEustace Scrubb Posts: 2,001
    edited April 2013

    Index of Refraction for water is sometimes listed as 1.33346 at 0º C, but I don't know if that's simply fresh water, or distilled. At 100º C it is 1.31766. Or take a look at the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_properties_of_water_and_ice

    I also would NOT advise using a separate surface from your refraction, especially if you have waves or ripples that would normally lens the light.

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  • BWSmanBWSman Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Index of Refraction for water is 1.3330 at 20 degrees C (or 68 degrees F).

  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 29,755
    edited December 1969

    I assume there's going to be something in the scene to refract?

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