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Thread: Blurring the reflection channel

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    Lightbulb Blurring the reflection channel

    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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    render the reflections as a seperate pass and blur them in photoshop or after effects, or any other paint or compositing program I guess.
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    how about ,surface editor/environment/blur reflections?

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    Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

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    marcopolio
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    Ah, thanks! Nothing like a good simple solution!

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    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.
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    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.

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