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Stu

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Im finding that I can get reasonable pool water reflections by using the following settings.

I generally use a standard water texture that I increase the scale on considerably.
I make it almost transparent...just keeping the pattern visible.
A fairly high reflection value....say 75%
I use a very low bump value...in this case .04....just enough to break up the reflection but not enough to get a 'slumped glass' effect on the water.

And that's it!.

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i saw your rendering in the gallery section and i just wanted to ask you wich kind of settings did you use to get that effect!
thanks for sharing!
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May i know where can i adjust the Bump Value?
Im using Podium 1.5
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Choose the material you want to bump.

In the 'Materials Window' add   _bumpxxx to the material name. The xxx being the bump.

For example, if the material's name was   PoolWater   it could become  PoolWater_bump3.

Typically the bump value is between 1 and 10, but it can whatever number you choose. For the water bump I use a very low value....maybe, .1

You will need to experiment untill you find a value that looks good.


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thanks for sharing your experience garden master.


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Woo!I like your landscape designs.I hope your complete landscaping tutorials!
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very nice and easy!
where can i find some of those tropical and desert plants?


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Some tropicals here [free] http://supodiumforum.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3208057

And if you want to pay for desert plants, here:
http://www.imagecels.com/im01000.html

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Nice thank you.

Wasnt aware of the bumping procedure. I guess this would also work for Wood textures? will try now.

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Stu, thanks so much for this tip!

I did a quick test and I think the water looks very realistic, I used a higher bump than you (I actually bumped 1).  So my test looks more like a fountain basin on a slightly windy summer day


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nice job! may i ask something?... how can i retain the background?
thk u!


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thank you very much STU. really love this site. it gives me more info about more quality about rendering. Thank you admin for accepting me....

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