dorian kerckaert

How to render a surface like a mirror in rhino? Or like a watersurface?

Question by dorian kerckaert

How do you get the best rendering result for a 'mirror like' surface, or a watersurface rendered in rhino?

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Hakim Klunker
Answered on 5 Sep, 2013 01:41 PM

I reckon that you have flamingo installed. It is like real life: Choose the material properties with a highly reflective material. This can be polished steel for example. But also "car paint" settings can create ineresting mirroring reflections. You can next play with settings of your respective material to 'fine-tune' the effect. Setting some lights also helps to create reflection effects.
Water surfaces: There are a few basic settings as plug-ins. But no-one prevents you from altering those for your own needs: open the menu and try some individual settings.

 
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Ferro
Answered on 11 Dec, 2014 09:21 PM

If you use version 5 of Rhinoceros you have a pretty nice rendering environment: check this video to have an introduction to its use, with mirror and water examples
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzr9KOCxMsk&feature=youtu.be

 
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Ferro
Answered on 11 Dec, 2014 09:22 PM
Ferro
Answered on 11 Dec, 2014 09:23 PM

If you like to have the real time rendering in the Rhino windows, you must download and install the free Rhino plug-in called Neon. You can find it here:
http://v5.rhino3d.com/group/neon

 
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