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| I'm really bad with 3dsMax materials. Does anyone have a nice material for shiny, reflective, transluscent coloured glass? Think a ruby or an emerald ( which color is not important )|
I've googled a few tutorials and the like, but nothing that I consider very appealing. I can make a bad job of it myself, I don't need a tutorial to help me make a bad job of it.
| Mental ray is your friend, there's a few tutorials on it. It's not really possible with scanline rendering without hacky reflection maps and even then it looks turdy. |
| I haven't really looked at Mental Ray up until now. Either way, I can't find any good tutorials with or without Mental Ray. I was indeed hoping for something a bit more impressive than reflection maps, but I can use reflection maps if I can't find anything else. |
| What format do you need, png, jpeg etc, dont know alot about max |
| I'm not really looking for a texture. Just a 3dsMax Material file or a guide/tutorial on making your own. So far I haven't found any tutes or guides that even vaguely resemble the look I'm after. |
| Maybe posting a screen of what you're after would be helpful? Is it a ruby or diamond or sheet of glass? |
| I said what it was I was after in my first post. Something which is suitable for a ruby or an emerald. I'm after a generic jewel so that I can pick the color of the jewel later. |
| There's a good glass tutorial in Max's tuts I think - I used it a long while back so it may have changed, but I got some great results very quickly.|
Have a shuffty about in the tuts.
| With reflective materials they're always gonna look a bit rubbish until you put them into an environment where they have something good to reflect - the tutorials you've read were probably adequate, but if you plonk a nice reflective sphere down on a grey plane it's not gonna look amazing - in this case reflection maps are better. |