View Full Version : Blurring the reflection channel

03-12-2003, 10:29 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?

03-12-2003, 01:56 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.

03-12-2003, 02:06 PM
how about ,surface editor/environment/blur reflections?

03-12-2003, 02:19 PM
Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

03-12-2003, 02:25 PM
Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

03-12-2003, 05:21 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.

03-27-2003, 06:20 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.