Author Topic: Help with reflection.  (Read 1169 times)

Blackmore

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Help with reflection.
« on: September 17, 2012, 01:13:45 pm »
September 17, 2012, 01:13:45 pm
Hello everyone, this is my first attempt with lumion.
the only thing that I really like are the reflections, I can not handle them well yet.
Maybe someone know how to improve reflection?
any comments and suggestions are welcome.

Ps: Sorry for my bad English :D


Re: Help with reflection.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2012, 01:29:33 pm »
September 17, 2012, 01:29:33 pm
Hi Blackmore, Lumion does not support planar reflections, so you can only ever get an approximation. There's more information here:

http://lumion3d.com/forum/general-discussion/how-can-i-make-a-reflection/msg35821/#msg35821

Blackmore

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Re: Help with reflection.
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2012, 01:51:27 pm »
September 17, 2012, 01:51:27 pm
Yes, i know that, but is it possible to link the reflection control to the camera?i've tryed to move the reflection sphere like the camera, but it is not that simple manually.
Thanx for the fast response :D

Re: Help with reflection.
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2012, 02:56:39 pm »
September 17, 2012, 02:56:39 pm
It used to be possible to link the position of camera and the 360 degree panoramic reflection texture (which is projected onto all reflective materials) but the developers decided to remove that option in v2.0.

Blackmore

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Re: Help with reflection.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2012, 03:13:56 pm »
September 17, 2012, 03:13:56 pm
And you know if it will be re-added in lumion 3.0?or there is a whishlist forum to suggest it?

Re: Help with reflection.
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2012, 03:46:47 pm »
September 17, 2012, 03:46:47 pm
And you know if it will be re-added in lumion 3.0?

I don't know and I also don't remember why they removed this option.

or there is a whishlist forum to suggest it?

Yes, there is a Wish List section for paying customers (and this particular option has already been requested a few times). That being said, even if the Reflection Control object is placed at the camera position, the reflections will still be incorrect, so it will never be a genuine silverbullet. Only proper planar reflections would be able to solve this problem.