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Posted: 16 December 2012 10:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 91 ]
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Posted: 16 December 2012 11:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 92 ]
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...very nice,

how did you get the glass effect in the first one?

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Posted: 16 December 2012 11:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 93 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 16 December 2012 11:01 PM

...very nice,

how did you get the glass effect in the first one?


I turned the reflections up to 100% in DS and used a space scene/background for a reflection map.  For such a simple solution, it turned out way better then I had hoped.

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Posted: 16 December 2012 11:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 94 ]
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...have to wait until everything on the workstation is up as that much reflectivity would kill my old notebook. 

I had a scene with Jack’s Baroque Grandeur keep crashing when rendering because of the reflectivity on the lamp crystals.  Once I turned it off, the scene rendered fine,.

One of the first projects I want to do on the new rig is retexture the wing panels of BadKitteh’s Aptomatera to look like leaded glass and bump up the shine on all the brass fittings.  I remember the WIP thread she had where the wing panels were left clear in a couple of pics and had the look of glass.  I thought that would have been a stunning texture for the set.


What you did here is absolutely beautiful.

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Posted: 17 December 2012 12:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 95 ]
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Thank you.  Also used the same reflection map on the Faerie pic below it.

The reflection map is there to fake the reflection so it looks like the model is somewhere it is not or to give it a different effect.  Using the reflection map greatly reduces memory useage and render times.  The image was done in 2006.  Trust me, I had no big fancy rig then.  I have also used a pic of a winter scene as a reflection map, blurred 50%, for a brushed metal look as seen here - http://mattymanx.deviantart.com/art/Exar-Kun-s-Lightsabre-293104659 - Keep in mind that I used pwSurface2 as the surface shader for the lightsabre promo but for the glass angel pic it was the DS default surface shader.

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Posted: 17 December 2012 01:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 96 ]
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...so a reflection map is different than cranking up the reflection index in the surface tab?

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Posted: 17 December 2012 01:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 97 ]
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Kyoto Kid - 17 December 2012 01:14 AM

...so a reflection map is different than cranking up the reflection index in the surface tab?


You can use any image you want for a reflection map.  You change it on the Surface tab like you would a diffuse map.  Reflection strength effects it no different then it does when not using a reflection map.  You can get a lot of different looks from reflection maps depending on the pic you use.

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Posted: 17 December 2012 07:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 98 ]
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Aiko 3 wearing Gareee’s “Martian Princess” ensemble (intended for V4) with elements from LittleFox’s “Harmony” set to create my personal vision of Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, from Edgar Rice Burroughs “Barsoom” novels.

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Posted: 17 December 2012 08:12 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 99 ]
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...really nice.

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Posted: 17 December 2012 10:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 100 ]
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Deja Thoris is jaw dropping.

Love the glass Aiko too - very clever!

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Posted: 17 December 2012 10:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 101 ]
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Looks gorgeous. What hair prop is that Bill?

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Posted: 17 December 2012 10:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 102 ]
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It’s the Harmony hair from the Littlefox set. There’s also a texture pack, although these days shaders would do the job as well or better.

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Posted: 18 December 2012 12:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 103 ]
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Hmmm… lemme look .... Nope, don’t have that one I guess!  bummer

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Posted: 18 December 2012 01:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 104 ]
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*melts*
Lovely!

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Posted: 18 December 2012 04:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 105 ]
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The Harmony set is actually for Melody, but there are A3 fits.

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