Author Topic: Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean  (Read 1652 times)

CBurns

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Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean
« on: July 03, 2013, 08:05:04 pm »
July 03, 2013, 08:05:04 pm
For some reason, when I set a reflection plane on glass (or any material), and the ocean would be in the reflection, the ocean doesn't show! There are just boats hovering over green land.

Jared G.

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Re: Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013, 09:59:05 pm »
July 03, 2013, 09:59:05 pm
IDK, but nice scene  :-D

Re: Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2013, 03:41:45 am »
July 04, 2013, 03:41:45 am
Currently this is a limitation of the Reflection Planes, and is difficult to fix.

The option is to use the Reflection Sphere Object and position suitable to get the best reflection of the scene including water or ocean.

CBurns

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Re: Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 07:50:38 pm »
July 04, 2013, 07:50:38 pm
Currently this is a limitation of the Reflection Planes, and is difficult to fix.

The option is to use the Reflection Sphere Object and position suitable to get the best reflection of the scene including water or ocean.

Does this work for video rendering?

Re: Can't get Reflection on Building to Show Ocean
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 04:09:31 am »
July 05, 2013, 04:09:31 am
For the Reflection Plane, unfortunately no.  Not for Build Mode, Preview for Photo or Movie Mode, and not in final renders at any quality level for photos or videos.  This includes the water plane and the Ocean.

Please use the Reflection Sphere Object.

Understand and appreciate that may not be the preferred option, but there are current technical limitations.   :(