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Cobalt
01-17-2008, 08:31 AM
I'd like to try an make a scene that depicts bright green leaves illuminated by the sun above the trees. What approach would one take to achieve the appearance of light going through the surface of a leaf?

Is this what SSS rendering tries to do? Would Worley's G2 plug-in have some of the tools to help with this type of render or does LW 9 now have some capability to achieve this effect.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Captain Obvious
01-17-2008, 08:45 AM
Try Kappa II. It seems quite good at that sort of effect, and it renders quickly. Or just make them translucent.

rdolishny
01-17-2008, 09:25 AM
I'd like to try an make a scene that depicts bright green leaves illuminated by the sun above the trees. What approach would one take to achieve the appearance of light going through the surface of a leaf?

Is this what SSS rendering tries to do? Would Worley's G2 plug-in have some of the tools to help with this type of render or does LW 9 now have some capability to achieve this effect.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!


I think you're after translucency. Give that a go, under Surface.

kopperdrake
01-17-2008, 09:26 AM
What rdolishny said ^^

-EsHrA-
01-17-2008, 11:07 AM
slap on my chanlum node and hit render :)

hehe..


mlon