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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmmm Reply with quote

pxty wrote:
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Daise I have never used the additive mode but do you think if I used it for a mirror with a darker grey opacity map that it would turn out clearer?? And I just have Paint.net, Gimp 2.8, and PSP CC 2015. I haven't used many effects on Photoshop yet when making houses. So I'm not sure where to start on adding more details.


For me mirrors and glass are two very different textures resulting in different outcomes. Glass should be transparent with just areas reflecting the light whereas a mirror is reflective, which is problematic on imvu as we can't truly add an image that relects what the mirror sees. I think it's a safer solution to make the mirror texture a generic one, a pale silver with an off-centre area of relection or a slightly darker hue giving it depth and the impression of it reflecting an image. I've tried using additive for mirrors but it just doesn't work. However, as Jaleman mentioned, additive is awesome when wanting to make lamps/lights etc. Play with the additive setting with different colours and see what you get....make sure you have blending on though Smile


Could be possible to use the same technique used on glass effect to create a plastic effect on clothing? Question


I dont think so. Additive makes the texture glow like a beacon. With the glass effect, until the item in placed in a room, its almost impossible to see against the shop/editor background. If you tried additive with clothing, you would either get a orange bright colour or a clear glass effect neither of which would work as pvc.

I am trying to see where I saw a good tutorial on making pvc....I think it was using gaussian blur etc. I'll see if I can find it Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Hmmmm Reply with quote

Daise2 wrote:
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Could be possible to use the same technique used on glass effect to create a plastic effect on clothing? Question


I dont think so. Additive makes the texture glow like a beacon. With the glass effect, until the item in placed in a room, its almost impossible to see against the shop/editor background. If you tried additive with clothing, you would either get a orange bright colour or a clear glass effect neither of which would work as pvc.

I am trying to see where I saw a good tutorial on making pvc....I think it was using gaussian blur etc. I'll see if I can find it Smile


I think she means clear, plastic clothing...it seems to be "in."

As for the shop/editor background, I never use the default room...I always load my own room (this one, actually). I prefer it because. (a) it's shadowless, and (b) I can test my fits against various colored backgrounds.

And thank you for posting that technique, Daise. It's brilliant. Very Happy
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