Author Topic: White silicon rubber with Sub surface scatter (translucent) ability  (Read 830 times)

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Offline adamwade

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I'm struggling to make a white (not clear, not grey) silicon rubber that can have physical LED lights behind it and shine through.  It's been easy to use cloudy plastic as long as it's a color or clear, but somehow a nice bright white isn't working.

Offline RRIS

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Re: White silicon rubber with Sub surface scatter (translucent) ability
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 12:55:12 am »
Regular old Translucent material works fine for me.
You need to balance the material settings with the environment and led brightness (my example is perhaps still a bit dark, but if you look at your photo, those samples aren't pure white either).

Offline adamwade

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Re: White silicon rubber with Sub surface scatter (translucent) ability
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 04:20:22 pm »
Hey thanks.  I was using Cloudy I think since is has a very realistic sub surface scattering effect.  Sorry for the late response as we had a big deadline.
I will play with the Translucent.

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Re: White silicon rubber with Sub surface scatter (translucent) ability
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2019, 12:09:48 am »
Hey thanks.  I was using Cloudy I think since is has a very realistic sub surface scattering effect.  Sorry for the late response as we had a big deadline.
I will play with the Translucent.

I recently did some informal quick testing to see which material clears up the quickest to an acceptable level, and cloudy was by far the slowest.
If you can get away with regular translucent material I would recommend that.