Author Topic: Creating a Mirror  (Read 11140 times)

soloarchitect

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Creating a Mirror
« on: August 12, 2013, 03:22:35 pm »
August 12, 2013, 03:22:35 pm
I have seen many posts but nothing recent about making a mirror look like a mirror.  Has the current version of Lumion have the ability to make a mirror?

TJS

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Re: Creating a Mirror
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 10:25:58 pm »
August 12, 2013, 10:25:58 pm
Yes. v3 can now have Reflection Planes applied to act as a mirror.

soloarchitect

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Re: Creating a Mirror
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2013, 12:51:20 am »
August 13, 2013, 12:51:20 am
Is there a video or instructions on how to do this?

Re: Creating a Mirror
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2013, 01:16:07 am »
August 13, 2013, 01:16:07 am
Hi soloarchitect

Adding Reflection Planes is really very easy.

See Video Tutorials: Using The Reflection Effect.

The extent of reflection is first determined by the materials reflection settings, then the reflection plane does the rest to make it a flat/planar reflection for mirrors, floors, windows etc.

Please use this effect with care (limit to important reflection requirements).  Each Reflection PLane requires the scene to be re-rendered ,so it can be costly, especially if lights and GI are also included.  It was originally developed to specifically solve requirements for mirror reflections.  So, use for things like windows (exterior and maybe interior) when using the Reflection Control will suffice, should be carefully considered.

Also, when testing use of RP remove any planes not needed (just click on the slot to delete) to better control the amount of rendering needed.