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percy06
01-31-2006, 08:17 PM
Hi i'm having real trouble to make this http://www.abdn.ac.uk/newsletter/issue_21/images/sperm_egg.jpg in cgi i have the shaders i have image to mesh i have the lighting way (fake sem) but not the nohow. any one help me out.
percy

plsyvjeucxfw
02-01-2006, 02:40 AM
Don't quite know what you mean Percy. What's keeping you from moving forward with the project?

If it will help, I just now tried making a "Micro Photo" look image using a technique posted some time back by Matt Drummond. He basically said ---

"you can get this effect with the standard shaders in EI.

Make a complete white bitmap, this can be small (128x128). Import this as a global reflection.
Make a material with following settings:

diffuse amount : 0
specular amount : 0
reflectivity amount : 1 (100%)

Choose the colour you want the edges to be in the colour well

Edge control amount :around 0.95 (experiment)
Edge control fallloff: between 0.5 and 1.6 (experiment)
Switch "use global maps" ON.
Luminance/Glow: under luminance color
Amount : 1
Choose the colour you want the rest of the shape to be
Geometry:
Apply some bump map"

It took some playing around but I came up with this:

http://home.comcast.net/~787kfillmore/micro.jpg

and here's the project file: (right click and save as)

http://home.comcast.net/~787kfillmore/micro_test.prj

Of course this could be improved upon, but not bad for some quick tweaking.

percy06
02-01-2006, 12:54 PM
i get about the same result i just can't seem to improve on it anymore than that. though you used a different method than me.

i'll play around some me tonight and see what i can come up with.

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