Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

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Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Fletch » Sun Aug 30, 2009 6:59 pm

You can download the scene for yourself here:
WaterInTwilight.zip
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Here's how: (click image to remove scroll bars)
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Here's how it looks:
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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by fymoro » Sun Aug 30, 2009 8:41 pm

Thanks Fletch.
Cheers, Fred.
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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Boofredlay » Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:17 pm

Nice, thanks.

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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Dylan » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:56 am

Good tip about un-linking color, I thought you had to change material completely to one that had color you required.
That way is much easier.

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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by d12dozr » Fri Nov 13, 2009 6:39 am

Nice mini-tut, Fletch...I downloaded the model and played with the settings - now can you explain why you unlink and change the color and reflections to white? I think it looks too white that way...please help me understand /:
-Marcus

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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Fletch » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:30 am

remember that the sky in this model is set to white and no sun/shadows - so to see how the water will 'truly' look in your scene, you need to set it up in your scene. ;)

white = "clear" water... if you don't unlink the color first but just change it, it will change in the SketchUp water material... but if you unlink the color before you change it, you can render it with any look you want in Twilight, but "leave the SketchUp looking water" the same as it appears in SketchUp.

If you unlink, then change the color to brown, or another texture, you will get a different "look" but you will need to render it to see the difference because the SU texture is now unlinked and independant from the color in Twilight.
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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Fletch » Fri Nov 13, 2009 10:48 am

changing opacity of the water will make it "darker" or "murkier"
This one is made by typing in the name for the color "Brown"
Then setting opacity to "80" percent opaque.
using "Medium+"
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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by Fletch » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:48 am

solid glass option using Cyan as color and reflection color
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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by d12dozr » Sat Nov 14, 2009 9:02 am

Thanks, Fletch :) cheers
-Marcus

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Re: Realistic Water - Fast - in Twilight Render

Post by JGA » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:29 pm

Thanks for the information - & to Majid for sharing the materials.
JGA

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