Mental Ray: Problems with glow through glass

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  02 February 2006
Mental Ray: Problems with glow through glass

Well, i've made this ipod, and i want the screen to glow. I made it glow, put on the top of the screen there is a glass material, which also stops the glow so it cant get through.

Any solutions?
 
  02 February 2006
I'm not sure which app you are using, in XSI the "Glow" effect is a post effect and it doesn't respect raytracing (reflections/refrafction). I'd be willing to bet that the same MR post shader is in use here.

There are many tricks to doing this in post (after rendering using a compositor)... EdHarriss.com has one for XSI usage.
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  02 February 2006
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well u could compositing.


But if u incist on using MR, use ba surafce shader and turn on the glow, then try to tweak settings!
 
  02 February 2006
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by the way

how did u get that soft shadow?
 
  02 February 2006
Thanx. I will try that.

Well, the shadow is just a skylight and final gather
 
  02 February 2006
what do u mean by skylight, is it a dome with a surface shader or an IBL
 
  02 February 2006
just the standard skylight in max..
 
  02 February 2006
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