Author Topic: fence material  (Read 6982 times)

Rodnez

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fence material
« on: September 11, 2011, 06:32:24 pm »
September 11, 2011, 06:32:24 pm
Hi people, i was wondering how to simulate a chain fence with lumion. In vray for sketchup i use two materials, the chain material and the alpha channel but i tried to do the same thing with lumion but i can´t get the transparency effect . Does someone know how to do it?
Thanks in advance.

BABE™

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2011, 06:45:53 pm »
September 11, 2011, 06:45:53 pm
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Dreamcube017

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Re: fence material
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 11:17:35 pm »
September 11, 2011, 11:17:35 pm
Wait, so if I import a fence or other transparent, material from Sketchup, it will hold it's transparency in Lumion? If this is the case, can you replace the maps and use anything else?

Gilson Antunes

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Re: fence material
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2011, 03:37:54 am »
September 12, 2011, 03:37:54 am
Hello
Try using a PNG with transparency map

Re: fence material
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2011, 02:57:03 pm »
September 12, 2011, 02:57:03 pm
(Yup, or TIF, DDS or TGA textures with alpha channels) :)

FabioHFernandes

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Re: fence material
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2011, 03:14:52 pm »
September 12, 2011, 03:14:52 pm
Hi Rodnez

Here there is a png map i´ve made to do exactly what you mean... ;)



The download link is:

http://dc389.4shared.com/img/EeFXdVtL/s7/0.4624855646500353/tela-alambrado.png

At Lumions interface, assign a standard material and set the "Reflection or Clip" at  1 and it will do the job...

Hope will be usefull

Fábio

Dreamcube017

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Re: fence material
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 04:00:40 pm »
September 12, 2011, 04:00:40 pm
Do the shadows follow the transparency if something's not completely transparent?  Do you get a semi-transparent shadow or is there just no shadow where an object isn't full transparent?

Re: fence material
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 04:41:43 pm »
September 12, 2011, 04:41:43 pm
Do the shadows follow the transparency if something's not completely transparent?  Do you get a semi-transparent shadow or is there just no shadow where an object isn't full transparent?

Lumion currently only uses 1-bit alpha, so greyscale values below 0.5 are 100% transparent whereas values above 0.5 are 100% opaque. The same thing applies to shadows from objects that use alpha channels.

Rodnez

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Re: fence material
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 03:30:07 am »
September 21, 2011, 03:30:07 am
Thanks for the tips to everyone! I´m glad that in this  foro there are several people willing to help!. Fabio i will follow your advice and will be posting to tell the result.
Cheers