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03 March 2006, 06:34 PM
I'm trying to turn an object into a grey silhouette, but when I render using the matte option under properties, certain polygons fail to render at all. Has anyone come across this? Is there a better way?

I've been able to accomplish this is to turn every surface color to black, but the art director wants grey.

03 March 2006, 07:55 PM
You could do it by assigning zero diffuse and a grey luminance value to the object if you have to render it right out of lightwave.

Otherwise you could just take the objects alpha and use it as a matte for a gray color in a compositing program like After Effects.

03 March 2006, 08:46 PM
I am wondering if the problem of certain polygons not rendering is due to non-planar polygons?

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