Setting caustic light effects on metal


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Setting caustic light effects on metal

Caustic light patterns can also be created by reflective surfaces, as well as transparent refractive surfaces. In this render right here, what you're seeing is a caustic light pattern that is being created by light passing through the surface. I'm going to apply a reflective metallic shader to the vase and see how that changes the caustic light pattern. And I have the vase selected here in the scene, and on the Rendering shelf, I'm just going to click on the blinn material to quickly assign a new blinn material to the vase.

In the Common Material Attributes, I'm going to lower the Diffuse value to better simulate a metallic surface, and then I'm going to go down to Specular Shading, turn the Reflectivity all the way up to 1 and increase the Specular Color to White. To increase the Intensity of the Specular Color, I'm going to increase Specular Roll Off, and to tighten the highlight on the surface, I'll lower the Eccentricity. Now when I create a render, let...

Setting caustic light effects on metal
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Setting caustic light effects on metal provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

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