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    Translucent Material

    Good day,

    I am trying to generate a translucent material known as Okalux. The appearance is similar to a paper sheet, ie. light can trespass but vision can not.

    I have tried using using glass materials with bump, but it does not have the desired effect. I have also tried using 50 % transparency and 100% translucent, but does not look the same either.

    Translucent Material-okalux.jpg

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    I think playing with the Transparency and Translucency settings is the way to get what you need. It might take some work to do but I don't see why you couldn't get the desired result. Start with Transparency at 100 and Translucency at 25 and increase it by increments of 5 or 10 - then swap your values and try again. Somewhere along the way you should get what you need.

    http://www.renderplus.com/wp2/wk/Translucency.htm - not Revit specific but it's a good starting point on the different settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by equ327 View Post
    I am trying to generate a translucent material known as Okalux. The appearance is similar to a paper sheet, ie. light can trespass but vision can not.
    Although I agree with Chad that this should be possible with enough fiddling with the appearance settings, perhaps you might consider a material with luminescent properties to experiment with also? I once made a Shoji screen and opted that for a quick-fix once myself but sadly no longer have the file.

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    I have been trying to get a translucent material to work myself....finally it somehow just "started" working...

    And I was just trying to get the film over the windows and doors...
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Translucent Material-council-chambers.jpg  

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    that table is Way Cool!

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    I have not tried this yet, but in my mind it is working... How about if you apply a plain white image to the material... It would be similar to what I did here to make stained glass...

    Revit Tutorial - Stained Glass Windows | TheRevitKid.com! - Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information on all things Revit / BIM

    Instead of the stained glass image use a plain white image...?

    Just thinking that it might get a better result than simply messing with Revit's transparency, etc....

    I will give it a try when I get a chance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevitKid View Post
    I have not tried this yet, but in my mind it is working... How about if you apply a plain white image to the material... It would be similar to what I did here to make stained glass...

    Revit Tutorial - Stained Glass Windows | TheRevitKid.com! - Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information on all things Revit / BIM

    Instead of the stained glass image use a plain white image...?

    Just thinking that it might get a better result than simply messing with Revit's transparency, etc....

    I will give it a try when I get a chance.
    Didn't check out the video....but adding the image helped what I was trying to do.
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