How to Define Glossy and Blurred Reflections in Maya


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Defining glossy and blurred reflections

Glossy reflections occur on very smooth surfaces. So a glossy reflection you can think of as being almost mirror like, completely reflecting the environment. I have a scene here that shows three teapots. This scene demonstrates a range of glossy reflectivity. So let's do a render here and see what it looks like when we render. So I'm creating a render, so we can compare the three teapots. On the very left here, I have a very glossy reflective surface. It's perfectly reflecting the environment.

So it's reflecting the other teapots and the checkerboard. You can see the surface is very smooth. So the reflection is very nice and clean. If you look at the elements of reflection, you see right here is what's known as a specular highlight. So this is a reflection of the light source. In this case, the sunlight that's hitting the teapot. A lot of computer graphic shaders have a separate channel for reflecting the light source and reflecting the environment. This is usually refe...

Defining glossy and blurred reflections
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Defining glossy and blurred reflections provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Creating Textures and Shaders in Maya

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3D + Animation
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