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Offline aeagle

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Ground Reflections/Keyshot Newbie
« on: December 14, 2016, 02:21:55 pm »
I want to soften the ground reflections and can't seem to do this without loosing the entire black background... Can anyone offer some wisdom in this department? Here are my settings...
ENVIRONMENT TAB
Settings
Contrast 1 Brightness 1 Size 3504 Height 0 Rotation 0
Background
Color (selected in black)
Ground
Ground Shadows (selected in black)
Ground Reflections (selected)
Ground Size 1752

LIGHTING TAB
Lighting Presets
Basic (selected)
Settings
Ray Bounces 6 Indirect Bounces 0 Shadow Quality 1
Self Shadows (selected)


guest84672

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Re: Ground Reflections/Keyshot Newbie
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2016, 02:37:07 pm »
Use an actual ground plane instead - you can add it under the EDIT menu. The ground material on the plane allows you to control the reflectivity.

Offline Speedster

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Re: Ground Reflections/Keyshot Newbie
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2016, 04:06:41 pm »
The neat thing about adding a ground plane is you can apply any material you want to it.  My favorite is "Frosted Glass", and you can tweak the roughness to suit, from a very soft reflection to a hard edge.  I use the "Ramp" plane almost always.
Bill G