View Full Version : Reflections? (noob question)

05 May 2002, 04:47 PM
Okay this must sound dumb, but how do you create reflective materials in 3dstudio? It's not in the tutorials as far as I can tell and none of the obvious things like Reflection/Refraction or Raytrace Maps are doing anything... A quick 2-sentence walkthru would help me out a ton. Thanks


05 May 2002, 05:51 PM
What renderer are you using? Scanline?

Just place a raytrace material in the reflection slot :)

05 May 2002, 05:34 PM
I'm ususng the default renderer, whatever that is. I tried putting a reytrace in the reflections slot, but nothing is being reflected. What should I put the settings to to get it to reflect. I'm trying to get a mirror look

Joel Hooks
05 May 2002, 06:28 PM
Keep in mind there needs to be something to reflect in the scene.

Niel Blevins (

Check this out. Probably one of the best Max texture resources anywhere. He goes into reflections a lot.

05 May 2002, 11:28 PM
Cool! Thanks!

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