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Any ideas on how to render metal mesh curtains such as those by Cascade Coil?  It'd be great to do a video walk-through with lighting or projections on a semi-transparent, highly reflective and sinuous mesh.

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If you search for Metal Mesh in the Resource Manager, you'll find some great examples of textures which utilise a transparency mask. These, when rendered with a Renderworks mode, will give the effect of metal mesh.

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Is it possible to get a highly reflective, metallic rendering?

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Yes, if you edit the Reflectivity shader in any texture, you have many metallic options.

 

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On 4/23/2019 at 7:09 AM, Tamsin Slatter said:

If you search for Metal Mesh in the Resource Manager, you'll find some great examples of textures which utilise a transparency mask.

Hi Tamsin, can you please tell me what I am doing wrong as I don't get any results when I search for Metal Mesh?

 

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Where it says "Symbols/Plug-in Objects" - change that dropdown to "Renderworks Textures" then search again.

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Yes! You would think though when you ask the RM to search "Everywhere" it would actually mean everywhere...

 

Thanks Andy.

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This video tells me there are no symbols called "metal mesh".

I learned the hard way to always set the type of resource I need, then type what I am looking for.

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Also, a good idea is to check out the mtexture library. More and more I find cool goodies here. Available in v2019

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