View Full Version : how to make solid material barely transparent?

11-22-2011, 07:09 PM
I need outside roughness and internal roughness nearly 100%. Think milky plastic.

So it's got to be slightly transparent right? How?

At a value of 1 it's pretty darn clear. But if I don't use the Solid setting the object doesn't look very good.

Thickness help a Little bit with how much I can see through, but then I can't see the surface color.
And I'm aware actual scale is important here. I always use real-world scale.

Has anyone masted a semitransparent acrylic? I'd love to see the settings.

11-22-2011, 07:57 PM
Can you post a screen shot or some sort of visual reference of what you're trying to achieve?

11-22-2011, 08:45 PM

That's pretty close. Mayonaise is also something that comes to mind, or milk. Although, both of those are a bit too yellow.

I need light to pass through, and it need to be transparent enough to see the changes in thickness, but otherwise you can't see through it.

To get that thickness accurately, you need to have solid turned on. If I have solid turned on, I can't get transparency to give results even close to what I want.

For now I settled for having a non-solid model. I'll photoshop in the details that I'm losing.

11-23-2011, 12:37 AM
Have you tried cloudy plastic or thin cloudy plastic from the library or here: http://www.bunkspeed.com/asset/browsepath?filePath=Materials%2FTransparent%20Plas tic%2F