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Raytrace? - Macromedia Director 3D

I was simply experimenting this weekend and thought wouldn't it be sweet to have a nice slow animation in Director with models with raytrace attached. Some nice reflections etc. When I exported my W3D file from max with the raytrace materials attached to some various objects and then imported into director I ended up with posterised, "buggy" model. Does anyone know a way around this scenario so that I may use raytrace materials on objects imported into Director or does director provide it's own version? No rush on this one guys it's just an interest. Thanks Stephen...

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    Default Raytrace?

    I was simply experimenting this weekend and thought wouldn't it be sweet to
    have a nice slow animation in Director with models with raytrace attached.
    Some nice reflections etc. When I exported my W3D file from max with the
    raytrace materials attached to some various objects and then imported into
    director I ended up with posterised, "buggy" model.

    Does anyone know a way around this scenario so that I may use raytrace
    materials on objects imported into Director or does director provide it's own
    version?

    No rush on this one guys it's just an interest.

    Thanks

    Stephen

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    Urbley04 Guest

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    Default Re: Raytrace?

    NO CAN DO.
    Director doesnt support that kind of materials.
    the Guest

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    Default Re: Raytrace?

    You can implement reflections in director by adding a reflection map to a
    material, however it's not a reflection of the real scene that the object is
    in. It's an omnidirectional reflection map. Still, it can look ok:

    Reflection on a teapot model:

    http://robotduck.com/content/articles/director/3d/camera/orbitCamera/orbitCamera
    _reflectionSolution.htm

    A building with reflective windows:
    http://robotduck.com/content/articles/director/3d/alphaReflections/index.htm

    Subtle reflection map on a shiny car model:
    http://robotduck.com/models/?file=polo
    (click the 'textures' tab to see the actual reflection map image applied to
    the model)


    drag to rotate the models.

    - Ben


    duckets Guest

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    Default Re: Raytrace?

    Thanks duckets. Reflection on the teapot was quite nice. I'll have to give it a go.
    Urbley04 Guest

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