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Reflective surfaces and environments.
show user profile  AuToMoDuLaTeD
Hi.

Im fairly new to 3D modeling and was hoping i could get a bit of general or specific advice on recreating a similar effect to the image below. Im not sure of the images source, very reminiscent of, if not from the video for Bjork's "All is full of love" though.

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It is the lovely white reflective surface of the figure that i am most interested in recreating.

I have had reasonable success using the Arch-Design and Promaterials materials. Along with Mr daylight systems to get a very solid / real looking effect. But i feel like I am stabbing in the dark. I also struggle to get the combination of materials, lighting and environment set ups to work together.

So what i was hoping for was peoples ideas about how they would go about creating this sort of effect. In terms of materials, lighting, environment, exposure... everything really :)

I havnt included any images of my efforts as i dont want to be too leading. I am interested in other peoples ideas of how they would go about it. Rather than fixes for my botchy efforts.

Any thoughts / incites greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

-T
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6/7/2010 4:37:15 PM (last edit: 6/7/2010 4:39:11 PM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Look into HDRI lighting as a solid starting point mate.


My Turbosquid Area

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6/7/2010 7:11:08 PM (last edit: 6/7/2010 7:11:08 PM)
show user profile  AuToMoDuLaTeD
Ok cool.

I will thanks.

I had been shying away from HDRI.
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6/9/2010 11:37:07 AM (last edit: 6/9/2010 11:37:07 AM)
show user profile  Westcoast13
Its a good technique used by some/most/maybe all! :)


My Turbosquid Area

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6/9/2010 12:31:24 PM (last edit: 6/9/2010 12:31:24 PM)
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