Adjusting specular parameters


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Adjusting specular parameters

One of the most fundamental properties of a material is its specular highlights. Specular highlights are the hotspots on a material, the shiny parts. I'll go ahead and select the logoMaterial here and it'll be easier to see the specular highlights if I go back to the sphere as my sample object. Down near the bottom of the Blinn Basic Parameters rollout, you'll see Specular Highlights, and I can increase the Specular Level, and now you'll see I've got a nice big, broad highlight there.

If I increase the Glossiness, it'll make that highlight smaller and it's actually counterintuitive for a lot of people. As you polish a surface and make it more smooth, the highlight will actually become smaller. A high-glossiness will result in very small highlight. If I wanted a metal look to this I might have a very high specular level. I might turn this up really high. You can actually go up to 999 and then high-glossiness as well.

In the case of this motion graphic logo, I ...

Adjusting specular parameters
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Adjusting specular parameters provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2013 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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