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Offline DriesV

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Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« on: January 30, 2013, 01:31:17 am »
Just wanted to show you guys how ridiculously well KeyShot 4 is handling translucent plastics (polyamides, acetals...).

In both images the part (a fixing clip) has the exact same material applied.
In the second image I placed small spheres with area lights underneath the clip. Finally we can simulate LED's behind those milky plastics! ;)

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2013, 01:54:32 am »
Variation of the same clip.
Also, I used the filletting feature of KS4 to slightly soften hard edges.

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2013, 02:06:21 am »
That's a very nice Nylon material - care to share your settings for that? I'd find it very useful indeed.
Thanks

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2013, 02:35:27 am »
This is the equivalent KS3 scene and material. Exact same settings, size etc.
By putting both KS3 and KS4 images next to eachother, it's quite noticeable how much the translucent material has improved: no more black contour edges, better diffusion of light...

Dries
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 02:39:04 am by DriesV »

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2013, 02:51:57 am »
fantastic!

merci, very interresting.

Offline PhilippeV8

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 06:13:46 am »
Well if this doesn't sell KS4, I don't know what will.

Awesome stuff Dries & KS-team !

Shame I can't realy join the b..

*grrr-forum-grumbl*

So as I was saying:

... the beta testing.  Darn company IT-rules ... (I would need the IT-guy to come over to install every single beta update.  It's hard enough getting him to install the KS3 updates already)
« Last Edit: January 30, 2013, 06:18:37 am by PhilippeV8 »

Offline Chad Holton

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2013, 06:16:24 am »
Very nice indeed! Thanks for the KSP file too, Dries.  :)

Offline Despot

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2013, 06:43:59 am »
Beautiful... I would be grateful if you could share the KS4 scene - to get an idea of light placement and intensity etc  :)

Cheers

J

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 07:38:44 am »
KS4 scene has exactly the same lighting. :)
Same HDRI, same environment settings, no pins, no local lights.

Dries

Offline PhilippeV8

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 07:44:08 am »
pssst .. he probably meant those area lights  ;)

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 07:49:31 am »
pssst .. he probably meant those area lights  ;)

Dooh... :o

Offline Despot

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2013, 08:19:00 am »
 :D, yeah, Phillipe hit the nail directly on the head...  ;)

Much appreciated Dries

J

Offline evilmaul

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 10:05:33 am »
very nice pics....and yes the new translucent shader is just amazing :)

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Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 12:37:00 pm »
Thanks Dries!

Offline plbb

Re: Translucent polyamides in KeyShot 4
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 07:02:24 pm »
Very nice pics~~!!!