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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2011 by Michele Bousquet

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5 Reflections

Nothing says “shiny” like reflective surfaces in your scene. To get as much bling as you can with the least rendering time, use the techniques in this chapter.

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IN LIFE, REFLECTIONS APPEAR on shiny objects. A bit of shine and reflection well placed in a scene adds 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 just isn’t enough rendering time in this world to render every reflection that nature makes, so you need to pick where and how your reflections will appear. Knowing your options and the end result you’re looking for are essential to ...

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