Study on Reflective Material on Primitive Bodies

Description:

This study is meant to help artists to understand the behavior of reflections by curved surfaces. In this step primitive bodies are placed in a generic environment with the following background image:

  • “RED” Horizont with indicators of the direction by N/O/S/W
  • “Blue” Sky region. Here the altitude of the sky is shown by different values of blue. The darker the blue the higher the sky position.
  • “Brown” Ground region. The distance is given by different values. The darker the closer.
  • “PINK” top point. The pink line becomes a pink point in the environment mapping. It indicates the position of the sky which is directly above the camera.
  • “GREEN” standing position. The green line becomes a green point in the environment map. This points indicates the position under the viewers feet.

In this study different reflecting primitive shapes are shown in the following gallery.

  • Sphere/Elipsoid
  • Cylinder
  • Torus (Donut)
  • Round-Corner Box
  • Cone

Summary “Cheat-Sheets” for Reflections on primitive bodies: