Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating textured surfaces using blurry reflections, part of Production Rendering Techniques in Cinema 4D.
Aside from perhaps aboard the Hubble telescope, there are no perfect mirrors.…Yet, almost all CG images feature impossibly sharp reflections. Adding a bit of blur to…your reflections can drastically improve the quality of your images.…Here is a kinetECO logo, and it's got a simple sky that it's reflecting.…It's on a perfectly mirrored surface, and it looks all right.…perhaps a little trapped in the 80s.…If we look at a blurry version of this, what we see is that the metal takes on the sense…of solidity and weight that it didn't have before.…
And for me at least, it's a much better looking logo treatment.…And to achieve this effect is really quite simple.…What we have here is a scene showing our text.…When we render, again, we get those really sharp reflections.…Let's go ahead and turn on blurry reflections. To do so, double-click on your Metal material,…go into the Reflection Channel, and activate the Blurriness option, which by default is 0%.…If you crank this number up to say 30% and render again, you'll notice a couple of things.…
- Modifying depth of field
- Animating rack focus
- Using blurry transparency to create frosted glass
- Understanding global illumination
- Setting up HDRI lighting
- Optimizing render sampling settings
- Preventing over-/underexposure with color mapping
- Using negative lights to selectively darken parts of scenes
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Physical Renderer
2. Global Illumination
3. Image Sweetening
4. Strategies for Speeding Up Renders
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