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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2010 by Michele Bousquet

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5 Reflections

 

IN LIFE, REFLECTIONS APPEAR on shiny objects. A bit of shine and reflection well placed in a scene add realism that you can’t get any other way.

While nature produces reflections with ease, recreating them in 3ds Max takes some know-how. There are also a number of tricks for keeping rendering time low while bringing that extra bling to your scene.

 

Reflecting on reflections

 

REFLECTIONS ADD a needed degree of realism to a scene. However, there’s no magic Reflections button in 3ds Max; you need to set reflection types separately for each material used in the scene.

In general, the more accurate you want the reflections to be, ...

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