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    Trick to get environmental reflections

    Remember in pre-Revit 2009 with AccuRender, we could put in spherical backgrounds and glass would reflect the background?

    I found a trick to get context-appropriate reflections on glass with mental ray rendering.

    Get your image that you want to reflect. (Maybe a Google Maps street view screen capture.) Put that image on a Decal and slap it upon a wall that is opposite of your glass. The Decal will reflect into your rendering.
    reflections.PNG

    #2
    That is one cool tip! Thanks for that.

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      #3
      Sweeeeeeeeeeeet ......... :beer:
      Mark Balsom

      If it ain't broke, fix it till it is.

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        #4
        and it's in the Wiki Help now...

        http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/index.p..._in_Renderings
        Scott D Davis
        Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
        Autodesk, Inc.
        http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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          #5
          ok, does this work for Domes too? I have some of these Dome shaped environment pictures for rendering. I created a Dome using the massing tool, applied a wall, but I can't seem to be able to place a Decal on this.
          Martijn de Riet
          Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
          MdR Advies
          Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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            #6
            I´ve used it with domes in the past... but not with a decal - used a custom material with the "dome" environment added to the actual dome.
            Klaus Munkholm
            "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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              #7
              If you use a wall with a material with full transparency and a decal with a cutout applied you can have a background rig setup so that you hide the horizon line with a row of trees for example and your dome could have a real sky texture applied to it.
              Juan Carlos Moreno
              Store Designer & Merchandising Manager
              Sisley Cosmetics

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                #8
                Just tried to recreate the Dome trick, but can´t for the life of me get the custom material to behave on the dome shape :banghead:

                And BTW, be careful with placing the Decal on a wall - At least if you are doing quantity takeoffs too Instead you could create an in-place extrusion in a category that you do not use for anything else. e.g. "Nurse Call Devises" or something like that, which are rarely scheduled in architectural projects. :beer:
                Klaus Munkholm
                "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Munkholm View Post
                  Just tried to recreate the Dome trick, but can´t for the life of me get the custom material to behave on the dome shape :banghead:

                  And BTW, be careful with placing the Decal on a wall - At least if you are doing quantity takeoffs too Instead you could create an in-place extrusion in a category that you do not use for anything else. e.g. "Nurse Call Devises" or something like that, which are rarely scheduled in architectural projects. :beer:
                  I usually do my rendering in an added Phase. In this Phase I also place the RPC's and other rendering stuff so it doesn't get in the way during the modelling work and on my Sheets.
                  Martijn de Riet
                  Professional Revit Consultant | Revit API Developer
                  MdR Advies
                  Planta1 Revit Online Consulting

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Scott D Davis View Post
                    I've added credit for this tip back to this post by Truevis on the WikiHelp.
                    Scott D Davis
                    Sr. AEC Technical Specialist
                    Autodesk, Inc.
                    http://bit.ly/aboutsdd

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