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A few rendering and material questions - faceting, translucency

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Good morning all-

 

I'm working on creating a small light fixture to use in some renderings.

 

1) I have imported two Illustrator paths and revolved them. They look clean in Renderzone, but faceted in Thea.

(I'm not that familiar with the settings in Thea yet...)

How can I improve this?

 

2) I am getting what look like artifacts based on the geometry created during the revolution. The material applied is thin translucent. I'm not sure how best to represent this object/material.

Also, I've created it simply as a solid - I'll be adjusting my cross-section / revolution so that it more closely represents the real-world thickness, but the artifacts are still something I need to get rid of.

 

3) Regarding the material itself, I'm looking for the "best" way to find/create/use what's essentialy like a translucent white acrylic light lens.

 

4) Ok, bonus question: can I create a glowing material in Thea without having it emit? I want it to glow, but need to use an .ies file to create the output.

 

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Thanks in advance!!

Andrew

 

 

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Hi Andrew.

What small are you creating?  :)

1) You possibly have artificially smoothed object in Render Zone and have what you have in Thea

2) Would not you better try preset materials you can download from Thea site

3) It would be best if you can attach the file in order to understand what are you trying to create

4) Easiest part: in emitter settings in Thea Mat Lab check "Passive emitter"

 

Best,

Anton.

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Hi everyone,

 

Regarding the artifact, displacing one of the two objects (even with the slightest amount) should fix it.

 

ps Here is a link to Thea's light setup & optimization guide.

 

Regards,

Manolis

 

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Hello Andrew.

You could achieve this kind of material by combining a Basic Layer with a Thin Film on top of it.

The Basic Layer can have translucency too.

You can control the transparency of the material, by adjusting the Layer Weight of the Thin Film layer.

 

I would also convert the surface to single face.

 

I have attached the acrylic material.

 

Greetings,

George

Acrylic.zip

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Hi Andrew.

I noticed that your lens touches or intersects the base shape.

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If you move it it 1 mm forward all your artefacts are gone.

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It happens to most renderer I know.

Best,

Anton.

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