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05-21-2011, 10:04 PM
Hi there

Could everyone give a clue how to make engraved etchings effects on mental ray? How can I get a render with this kind of graphic look?


05-22-2011, 07:05 AM
An example image of your desired effect would be most useful, but off hand have you tried a displacement map?

05-22-2011, 04:28 PM
There are many ways to do this. You could run a texture map as your transparency (if it's eched glass) or reflection blur, or as the bump, or you could use this as your displacement map, or you could just model in the engraving, depending on what material you're trying to engrave.

05-23-2011, 12:16 AM
I would do this with a displacement texture map that's been filter in Photoshop with the India Ink filter http://www.flamingpear.com/indiaink.html

Otherwise, there's a similar filter in Sapphire for Nuke/AE. I used it recently on this:


IF you want the entire animation to have that feeling, get Sapphire;


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