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04-28-2007, 02:05 AM
Can someone please explain me why I should use delta material and what it is typically used for? I know there is detailed information in LightWave help that says that it is an energy conserving material and it can be used for both transparent and solid objects. But why not using dielectric instead of delta material for example? I have seen a lot of pictures here in the forum, too, but I really do not feel very familiar with that type of material. So any help is appreciated.

04-28-2007, 06:30 AM
Delta is a good general purpose material, like the standard LW material but more physically correct, Dielectric is specifically for transparent dielectrics like glass and liquids which have complex refractions and reflections.

04-28-2007, 09:40 AM
Thanks. :)