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show user profile  aca88
Hi all,
i have a question about materiality. I am creating a surface that is deforming due to the interaction with a few objects. Typically a surface that is deforming with the Cloth modifier, and a few objects underneath it that cause the surface to acquire different tensions and curvatures.

Now i want to put a material on the surface in order to look like a streched plastic membrane. But the questions is how can i achieve the non uniform materiality looking of a streched membrane?
if i just put i.ea Plastic rubber material of 3ds max it will not have variations of materiality (transparent-opaque areas due to the streching)
For example if you look at a streched white rubber, there are certain areas (the streched ones) that are more transparent than the rest .
any suggestions ?

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2/5/2012 1:45:22 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 1:45:22 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
if the protusions are actuslly afecting the thickness look into sss

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2/5/2012 5:28:10 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 5:28:10 PM)
show user profile  Octopuzzy
I haven't tried this one myself but try plugging this thing into the opacity slot.

edit: damn, no 2012 version..

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2/5/2012 5:46:52 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 5:48:14 PM)
show user profile  aca88
@Octopuzzy thanks a lot for this one. i ve been searhching this thing for some time in another project..

@K-tonne. sorry for the question if it is dumb but what do you mean sss ? well yes the idea is that the thickness of the material is actually affecting the transparency or not. like in reality. i can do that with scripting (which is what i will probably do eventually) but i was thinking if there is a faster and computetionally more economic way.
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2/5/2012 6:14:53 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 6:14:53 PM)
show user profile  K-tonne
sss is a material that tries to emulate sub-surface sacattering of light going through a solid
it's not in scanline, though is in mental ray and third party renderers
info and instructions on use in the max helpfiles

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2/5/2012 6:31:17 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 6:31:17 PM)
show user profile  aca88
right,thank you!
checking it out.
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2/5/2012 6:36:01 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 6:36:01 PM)
show user profile  ccampbell
Really Great post Octopuzzy. Ive been looking for / planning to write a script that does exactly what stress does in your link.

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2/5/2012 6:37:55 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 6:37:55 PM)
show user profile  aca88
did you tried the Stress plugin ? im puting it in the /stdplugs folder but i cant find it in the material browser.
im on max2010
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2/5/2012 8:40:56 PM (last edit: 2/5/2012 8:41:10 PM)
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