Creating a reflective surface


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Creating a reflective surface

Bump maps, displacement maps, specularity maps, glossy maps, kind of starts building up to a more complex surface. But what's really going to set this ocean apart is a reflection map, and in order to do that, we need to change two things. We need to change the Surface Properties for the ocean to give it some reflections and tell the ocean to be reflective, but then we need something for it to reflect. So let's do this first. Our background right here is just black, so I am going to go to the Windows dropdown and choose Backdrop Options.

Here in this Effects panel there are four tabs: Backdrop, Volumetrics, Compositing, and Processing. For right now, we are going to use Backdrop Color. You can set this to any color you want, such as a bright green, and you'll see that change. Or click the Gradients and the gradient essentially works with the 3D sphere that encompasses your scene. Now it's an invisible sphere, but think of it as a little world around your virtual TV studio. So the ...

Creating a reflective surface
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Creating a reflective surface provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Dan Ablan as part of the LightWave 10 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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LightWave
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