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Old 05-07-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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Michael Berna
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Smile Making an object appear soft

I'm wondering what the trick is to make objects in Maya appear soft. I've created a foam tile and it just doesn't have the softness. I've attached my two target sourceimages as well as my render. Would appreciate any tips.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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Looks like the biggest issue right now is the hard edges. Not sure whether you are using mia_roundcorners bump, or just a bevel, but I think those edges could be a bit softer. As for the shader, an mia_material with the rubber preset would be a good place to start.

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Old 05-13-2013, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I will try that!
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