Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 24-01-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: LA, CA
Posts: 11
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default This guy's reflection won't go away!

I'm trying to have a guy walk into a room and as he gets closer to the window the camera is pointed at, his reflection slowly appears as he moves in. In my light linking, nearly nothing is touching him, and looking directly at him you can't see a thing, yet his reflection is bright as day. My cut-corners-teacher of course suggestions just key framing the transparency of all the materials that make up the walking man. Not exactly the effect I'm going for but gets the point across. STILL showing up in the window, yet completely invisible when looking at him. What is the deal!
I need a job
fooschmack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2007, 06:33 PM   #2
enhzflep's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Well, I guess if you don't want to reflect anything else in the window you could kill the reflectivity for the material that it's made out of. The light that's illuminating him is probably being reflected off the window onto him, whereupon it bounces back and gives you that oh-so-nasty reflection..

Just a thought anyway.
enhzflep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2007, 08:21 PM   #3
mirek03's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 2,752
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

cant you just go into the AE and turn off 'receive reflections' for that material?? In AE/'display' I think.?? somewhere there, your teacher isn't cutting corners but making life harder??
take it easy and life will be easy
mirek03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2007, 05:26 AM   #4
Registered User
NeoStrider's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts

either way i'd still like to see an image so i further understand the explanation of the problem.
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-01-2007, 05:31 AM   #5
gster123's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts

If I souldent get round it in maya (Think that you can, but i'm a bit uncirtian as to the problem, think you should keyframe the reflectivity of the window myself) I wouldrenderit out on sepperate layers and deal with it in the composition phase.
"No pressure, no diamonds" Thomas Carlyle
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.