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    Adding an interference layer to a nodal material

    I'm trying to work out how to add an interference film layer to a material node, (in this case conductor), and it's defeating me.

    Has anyone got any pointers?

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    Have you tried feeding a colour gradient driven by incidence angle into the colour channel?

    Have you got an example of thin film so we can suggest ways of achieving that look?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobian View Post
    Have you tried feeding a colour gradient driven by incidence angle into the colour channel?

    Have you got an example of thin film so we can suggest ways of achieving that look?
    I was after an effect pretty much along the lines of the the Interference Shader, (and hopefully every bit as easy!)

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    Hmm something like this.. Look similar to their preview, but it might not render the same, as Conductor tints highlights (as the colour highlights function, which gives realistic metals)

    Quick example. Might be suitable for your needs, but it's tough to say without knowing your project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobian View Post
    Hmm something like this.. Look similar to their preview, but it might not render the same, as Conductor tints highlights (as the colour highlights function, which gives realistic metals)

    Quick example. Might be suitable for your needs, but it's tough to say without knowing your project.
    Thanks! That's about right, and seems easy to adjust too!

    I did not have a specific project in mind, but I was experimenting with abstract shapes, and I like surfaces that emphasize the orientations for that sort of thing, helps to exaggerate the 3d-ness of the images!

    Is it OK to pass that on to preset central?

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    Haha sure, why not, though it's not got all the settings fine-tuned. Typically I lower the reflection quality to 1, to speed up render times

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobian View Post
    Haha sure, why not, though it's not got all the settings fine-tuned. Typically I lower the reflection quality to 1, to speed up render times
    Well, if I learned something, maybe others will too - and it only takes a few seconds to upload!

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