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marcopolio
03-12-2003, 11:29 AM
I have a material that is reflective, and I want to be able to blur the environment that is reflected in the surface. I havent been able to find any good ways to do this online. Can anyone point me in the right direction, or suggest a method to do this?
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aloysius1001
03-12-2003, 02:56 PM
render the reflections as a seperate pass and blur them in photoshop or after effects, or any other paint or compositing program I guess.

paintboy
03-12-2003, 03:06 PM
how about ,surface editor/environment/blur reflections?

marcopolio
03-12-2003, 03:19 PM
Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

marcopolio
03-12-2003, 03:25 PM
Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

aloysius1001
03-12-2003, 06:21 PM
That will work too, but if you do it as two seperate layers and comp them together you can adjust the blur amount w/o having to re-render.

fester
03-27-2003, 07:20 AM
also, the higher the number in the blur amount, the longer the render. Especially if it is something of any size. I had that problem with a shiney hardwood floor. With the reflection blurring at 20%, it took forever to render. I jacked the number down to 5%, and it cut the time by about half.

something to play with to get the balance between the look you want and the time you can take to render.