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Offline bronxbomber2313

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How to make proper looking car lights?
« on: September 08, 2011, 12:30:58 pm »
Hi, i am new to Keyshot (which so far is amazing) and im having problems getting the headlights, reflectors, and tail lights to look right/real on my saleen s7. I don't what material set up i need to get it looking like it does on the actual vehicle. Any help would be greatly appreciated  ;D.

Here are some renders of my current set up in Keyshot and what im trying to achieve:


Offline bronxbomber2313

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 12:36:36 pm »
This is my first stab at a car model too, so critiques are welcomed!

Offline JeffM

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2011, 06:21:41 am »
Let's start with the tail lights, can you post a close up of what you have currently?

Offline bronxbomber2313

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2011, 02:47:16 pm »
Here is my current attempt at the headlights. I hid the peice of geometry that i had behind the colored glass and added the relfector normal map to the glass materials. Also fixed the shape of the two light peices to better match the reference image.

« Last Edit: September 15, 2011, 02:49:25 pm by bronxbomber2313 »

Offline bronxbomber2313

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2011, 03:34:19 pm »
I cant seem reproduce the above image when there's another object behind the taillights (like the body of the car). The glass gets really dark and doesnt look like a reflector/taillight any more

Offline bronxbomber2313

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2011, 04:41:51 pm »
here's what the tailLights look like when the car is in the scene. I dont know how to get them to look right when everything is in the scene.


Offline Tiho Ramovic

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 10:18:42 am »
Hi!
Try putting something reflective inside tail light (look little better at the photo of the real car´s tail light and you can see that behind clear red plastic is some reflective material and light bulb, that reflective material is what you need) and play a little with number of ray bounces.
Hope this helps.

Tiho Ramovic

Offline bronxbomber2313

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 10:22:38 am »
Alright Tiho, i'll give it a shot. Where are the ray bounces located?

Offline trice1

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 11:03:19 pm »
Bronxbomber2313>>This is covered in the rear so all light is coming from the front.

Offline Tiho Ramovic

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Re: How to make proper looking car lights?
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 12:48:20 am »
Ray bounce options are located: Options/Realtime (thats for realtime) and Render/Quality (for the final render).