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Offline eon_designs

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Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:00:04 am »
Hello

New to the forum and new to Keyshot (been using Alias to render)

On the whole, Keyshot is fantastic, fast and does a superb job of most materials. However, I am really struggling with Transparent Matt materials - ones to simulate silicone rubber etc.

Looking through the forum people have posted some good examples, however they all seem to be more like jelly mould and have a high amount of reflection. Plastic food containers or worse they look like acrylic.

How can you create a simple matt finish that has a limited degree of transparency? In Alias it was easy - get your material all setup and then just reduce the transparency slider - unfortunately Keyshot does not have this.

Someone please help - Thanks.

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 08:04:39 am »
Welcome!
Do you have a sample image of what material you'd like to match? First though, try playing with your specular value.. make it a darker.
« Last Edit: January 29, 2013, 08:09:56 am by Chad Holton »

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 02:01:36 pm »
Hello

This is the type of material. Matt, dull slightly transparent rubber or silicone type material

Thanks.

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 10:41:42 pm »
Perhaps, this blog story will help?

http://keyshot.com/creating-perfect-frosted-glass-keyshot/2012/

You can reduce the transparency (change the specular transmission color) of the advanced material.

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 12:28:10 am »

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 05:24:24 am »
Here's what I ended up with based on your reference pictures. You may want to fine-tune it a bit. It's a variation of PhilippeV8's from here: http://keyshot.com/forum/index.php/topic,4801.msg20622.html#msg20622 (BTW - Nice one PhilippeV8 :D )


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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 06:15:36 am »
Ah yes ... there it is ! ... I couldn't find it earlyer, was looking for the same topic, but failed and didn't want to spend more time searching.  Thnx !

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 08:25:03 am »
Wow - thanks

Excellent Forum - the last links worked perfectly.

Thanks. :-)

Offline jhiker

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2013, 01:44:54 am »
Here's another stab at it..

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Re: Slightly Transparent Matt Rubber - How?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 03:53:55 am »
Wow. Perfect.

Thanks for sharing the material file

Excellent.