Reflections are often hard to control at render time, so a separate reflection element can be very useful for tweaking this part of the image. Explore various ways to enhance and control reflections using render elements.
The next layer we're going to work with … is the reflection layer. … So let's go ahead and turn that on and see what we have. … So this reflection element is actually pretty dark again. … Now I want to be able to control this … a little bit more specifically. … So I'm going to show you a little bit of a trick. … So if we take this layer, … and go into the layers menu here, … we can create a new group from this layer. … And let's just call this … reflect layer. … What this does is it creates a layer group … with this in it. … But, what I can do is add an adjustment layer to this … and this will only affect this reflection layer, … it won't go all the way down the stack. … So in this case, if I add something … such as a levels control, … that levels control will only control this. … So I can adjust this to get … the reflections that I want. … And now this particular layer can turn on or off, … or I can blend it. … So in this case, I'm going to do a lighten, … and now by adjusting that lighten, …
- Using exposure compensation
- Using photometric lighting
- Adding sunlight
- Adjusting auxiliary lights
- Balancing lights
- Daytime rendering
- Compositing in Photoshop
- Nighttime lighting
- Night rendering and compositing
- Adding reflections and final touches
Skill Level Intermediate
V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Essential Trainingwith Brian Bradley6h 13m Intermediate
3ds Max: Substance to V-Ray Workflowswith Brian Bradley1h 35m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Scene
2. Lighting for Daytime
3. Daytime Rendering and Compositing
4. Lighting for Night
5. Night Rendering and Compositing
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