View Full Version : Cut reflection rays

Boris Goreta
05-29-2011, 07:27 AM
How do I make reflection rays reflect only objects that are near the reflective surface but not say the ones that are really far away ?

05-29-2011, 08:15 AM
This option must work!

05-29-2011, 10:02 AM

Boris Goreta
05-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Well here is the thing. I have a plane that is an ocean and another object on it that is a ship. Ocean is reflective but I want it to reflect only the ship and nothing else. I want to eachieve this by telling lightwave that after a ray reflects it only traces a ray for say 20 m and if it doesn't hit anything on that path there is no reflection. Is that doable ? I can't just check the box on the objects I don't want to be reflected because I want them to be reflected in some other cases in the scene just not by the ocean.

05-31-2011, 10:55 AM
Maybe something like an object around another object invisible?