As we head into a long weekend here in the states. I found a cool video produced Marion Laundry at Autodesk.
Why do I like this video so much? Marion showed a great tip that I hadn't taken advantage of yet! (Hint: Never stop learning!)
How to blur reflections! I've always thought that if a rendering looks "too perfect", it gives it away as being a computer generated image.
It's a fact of life, nothing is perfect.
Take a look at this Lockheed P-38 Lightning owned by Allied Fighters in California. It's got a pretty shiny paint job. Not fully polished, but pretty shiny.
|The Allied Fighters P-38 Lightning "Honey Bunny"|
Notice how the reflections are blurred however? It's not a mirror finish.
Marion's Video gives a great tip on how to create blurred reflections. So instead of talking about it, check out the video below!
One last note! While it should be obvious right away, I DID NOT CREATE THIS VIDEO! This is created by Marion Landry at Autodesk, and all credit belongs to her! Take a look at her channel here and check out more of her videos!
And just for the fun of it, here's a video of Honey Bunny in flight at the Living History Event at Planes of Fame Air Museum. With a unique camera perspective too!