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05 May 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 May 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 May 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 May 2011, 12:16 AM
I would do this with a displacement texture map that's been filter in Photoshop with the India Ink filter

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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