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Offline 3dchris

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Surface engraving/sand carving on the surface of glass
« on: April 15, 2010, 02:17:14 pm »
Hi all,

I'm trying to create a glass material that can have surface engraving (blasted to make it rough) as well as color filling in the surface engraving. I'm in the glass industry and this is a very common thing that we need to show our clients. The closest thing I have tried so far is using the plastic material and adding a .tif file with alpha to the texture channel. The problem that I see is that the plastic material doesn't even look like glass. I also cant make just the engraving look rough.
Any thoughts?

Offline justindustrial

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Re: Surface engraving/sand carving on the surface of glass
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 01:59:26 am »
You might try adding surface splits in your CAD program in the areas that you want roughed in, assign them a different colour, then when you import into KS you can copy the glass material to these areas, and increase the roughness for those areas only. Here's a sample: