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Decals over glass
show user profile  Lazmo67
I'm trying to create the black area of glass around the edge of a car windscreen.

I've uvw unwrapped and drawn the area I need as a png. black on transparent.

but just how do I go about getting the glass material to show up underneath the texture??

As usual i've been floundering about trying to figure it but i'm getting no where fast.

Cheers in advance!
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9/18/2012 11:02:53 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 11:02:53 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Use a blend material.
material 1 - glass
material 2 - decal
mask - white where the decal is and black for the glass area.
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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9/18/2012 11:15:30 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 11:15:30 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Would the composite map not do exactly this?

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9/18/2012 11:21:31 PM (last edit: 9/18/2012 11:21:31 PM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Well dress me up and call me Sally!
So it does.
And so does blend.
 photo 2012-sig_small3_zpsbd114b69.png

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9/18/2012 11:41:34 PM (last edit: 9/19/2012 12:42:28 AM)
show user profile  Lazmo67
thanks Guys, i'll give it a go laterZ

I know it was probably a basic one but i'm newish to Max and struggling to find stuff! :)
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9/19/2012 10:06:56 AM (last edit: 9/19/2012 10:06:56 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Joey, quite right. They achieve the same end result. I rarely do decaling, but every time I do, I've forgotten how it works.

Lazmo67, don't worry. We are all newbs at one level or another. I barely have a clue what I'm doing.

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9/19/2012 10:10:13 AM (last edit: 9/19/2012 10:10:13 AM)
show user profile  Lazmo67
Nik,, Joey, Sally!

blend worked a treat. Thanks!!
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9/19/2012 10:58:23 AM (last edit: 9/19/2012 10:58:23 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
Joey FTW!

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9/19/2012 11:04:02 AM (last edit: 9/19/2012 11:04:02 AM)
show user profile  Joey Parker Jr.
Well paint me purple and call me Barney!
I'm a weiner!

Thanks Nik. Now you've got me investigating composite.
I've used blend alot because I didn't need the extra features of composite
There's composite map AND composite material!
And there's VRay blend material which so far seems the same as composite material.
VRay carpaint must be a fancy form of composite and it has some built in mapping for the sparkly
What I also found was that composite map can go in any slot like reflect or opacity etc.
Very interesting stuff!
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9/19/2012 4:50:48 PM (last edit: 9/19/2012 4:50:48 PM)
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