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Technical discussions => Textures => Topic started by: ethanlucas1013 on May 26, 2017, 09:39:18 am

Title: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: ethanlucas1013 on May 26, 2017, 09:39:18 am
I’m trying to render a photo with iPhone dropped in the water. The iPhone screen label is from a PNG file (tried JPEG too). However, once the water material is applied, the label will not be visible. If I use glass instead of water, the label will be visible.

I do notice the water can magnify the iPhone model and I tried to play with the material settings but nothing can bring the label back from being invisible.

 Is there anything special with the water material or am I missing anything?

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: guest84672 on May 26, 2017, 10:47:44 am
Have you checked you settings in the lighting tab? Make sure "Global illumination and "Caustics" are enabled.
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: ethanlucas1013 on May 26, 2017, 10:51:28 am
Thank you! I just tried and label is still not showing up.
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: guest84672 on May 26, 2017, 11:13:18 am
Hmm - we will look into it. It looks correct in KeyShot 7 Beta. You may need to use Glass for the time being.

BTW - what kind of license are you using? I can't seem to find any activations under your name.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: ieatfish on May 26, 2017, 11:13:46 am
Have you tried turning up the Ray Bounces?
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: guest84672 on May 26, 2017, 11:24:59 am
That won't do it. It looks like a bug in 6. Use Glass and check "double-sided", and set the IOR to 1.33.
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: INNEO_MWo on May 26, 2017, 10:45:22 pm
I think increasing the indirect bouncing to 1 should fix this.
Title: Re: Label is not shown under water material
Post by: DMerz III on June 26, 2017, 01:52:36 pm
Labels on inside of a transparent material will not work with caustics turned on, I was on another thread with Dries and he mentioned this is something that has been fixed in 7.