the render has a lot of glossy surfaces, and because of all the flipped normals, i obviously am going to want to uncheck skip_inside_refl so that i get refl everywhere and not just on the normals facing outward.
what i've noticed is that if you use fresnel and IOR to define the reflection properties, by setting "brdf_fresnel = 1", faces which have their normals facing the wrong way lose their refl glossiness, and render like a mirror.
if "brdf_fresnel = 0", and you use the BRDF parameters 0,90, and curve to define the reflection properties, faces with normals facing the wrong way render properly, with glossy as whatever you set it to.
what this means is that any time you have objects with flipped normals, you can't use fresnel to define any material that has glossy reflections, you have to use the BRDF curve. also for anyone using shaders_p, which doesn't have the BRDF curve controls, only fresnel, the problem is more serious.
i've linked a picture to show what i'm talking about. just wondering if anyone has run into this problem before, knows of a solution. or if i'm just making a stupid mistake and missing something simple.
any help greatly appreciated. big up to the community.