How to Create Perforated Material Effect

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s4kura88

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How to Create Perforated Material Effect
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:16:06 am »
August 06, 2013, 10:16:06 am
I want to create a perforated material effect in Lumion.


I tried using this pattern as texture in Lumion material. But I can't make the white part of it to be transparent.

Any idea how to do it?
Thanks!


mischa

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Re: How to Create Perforated Material Effect
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 12:15:30 pm »
August 06, 2013, 12:15:30 pm
I want to create a perforated material effect in Lumion.


I tried using this pattern as texture in Lumion material. But I can't make the white part of it to be transparent.

Any idea how to do it?
Thanks!

You have to construct an image out of this texture in which the holes are black and the metal parts are white. And this image you have apply in the second texture slot in Lumion (at the left you have the texture fpr the diffuse channel, at the right the mask for transparencies and stuff like that)


Re: How to Create Perforated Material Effect
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 12:20:59 pm »
August 06, 2013, 12:20:59 pm
Set the white as transparent and save the file with an alpha channel in PSD, PNG, TGA or DDS.

Then in Lumion set the slider for Clip with value is >0.5 and <1.0 so that the alpha channel is used .

IdeaImmagine

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Re: How to Create Perforated Material Effect
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 08:44:26 pm »
August 06, 2013, 08:44:26 pm
Great tip! :)