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wesball
06-05-2008, 04:22 AM
I have to admit, I've never really gotten my head around the node editor.

If I wanted to create that fire-hot metal look... I'm assuming I mean sss... is there an easy way to achieve it?

I don't need a full render, I'm going to overlay the effect on top of my current render... so I thought I might be able to get away with some type of gradient effect.

I tried the "surface thickness" in surface editor, with no luck... doesn't seem to work.

Should I just jump into SSS nodes? Any tips?


~wes

ben martin
06-05-2008, 05:37 AM
I have to admit, I've never really gotten my head around the node editor.

If I wanted to create that fire-hot metal look... I'm assuming I mean sss... is there an easy way to achieve it?

If you mean something like the bellow test render image, I've done to test it... yes it's very easy, but as you can see the glow is not showing into reflections (see the floor).
If you have no reflective elements in your scene then you can use this same trick.

1. Use a gradiente node to your surface to add a hot metal like color.
2. Increase the surface Luminosity to your needs.
3. Use Glow to that surface.

See the attached images to guide.

If you prefer SSS then good luck.

Cheers

Amurrell
06-05-2008, 07:22 PM
Of course the example would look better with a darker BG. The light BG makes the image washed out.