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Offline blessid

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Translucent Paper
« on: December 10, 2013, 04:13:50 am »
I am modelling up a range of lighting designs which, in some form or another, use paper as a diffuse. I have spent some time experimenting but have had trouble creating a material that looks like translucent paper. The method i have been using is to start with a plastic material, use an image of cartridge paper for colour map, then i have tried to use an image of essentially a black square with 99% opacity for my opacity map, but it just looks like glass. Any ideas? The effect i'm trying to create is similar to the one pictured.

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Luke

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Re: Translucent Paper
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2013, 10:28:09 am »
Hi blessid.
I think you have to go with a translucent material instead of plastic.
I gave it a go, but I'm not totally satisfied with the result. It's like I cant get the paper translucent enough.
You can download the ksp-file if you want to play around with it yourself: https://www.dropbox.com/s/azn37cok8kdi46y/translucent_paper.ksp



Hope you'll find a useful solution!

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Re: Translucent Paper
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2013, 08:41:03 pm »
I would recommend the advanced material with diffuse transmission.

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Re: Translucent Paper
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2013, 10:31:21 pm »
I would recommend the advanced material with diffuse transmission.

Great recommendation :)
Shorter render time, and way better result.


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Re: Translucent Paper
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 08:11:56 am »
Thanks for your help! I've had a go, but not getting a great effect. Any indication on what i should set my parameters as on advanced material? Also, Esben, i notice that on you used a bump and colour map in your first attempt? Was this the same with the second attempt?

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Re: Translucent Paper
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2013, 06:28:28 am »
Hi blessid.
You can download the material here: https://db.tt/M7PgSR50

No, I got rid of the bump and opacity map.

Show us if you get something useful! :)