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Lee PhillipsTrapcode MIR - Filling between a wireframe
by on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:06:18 am

Hey,
I've made this single wireframe mountain with MIR, using a height map as the amplitude layer to make it a single mountain rather than a terrain.
https://www.dropbox.com/sc/7s5mhiozdk026gh/AADOvnvHi9_EEe41Z2-d6G5ca

I want to be able to fill it with black so that it can't be seen through. Can anyone help me on that??

Thanks in advance guys!


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Kalle KannistoRe: Trapcode MIR - Filling between a wireframe
by on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:38:48 am

Hi Lee,

I didn't remember that Mir was so bad at filling faces at the same time as drawing wireframes, but here's how you can make it work:

Use white material.

Shader: Phong shader
Draw: Front Fill, Back Wire
Blend: Normal
DepthBuf: On

Rotate you Geometry to Z: -90, X: 90, Y: 0

Create a spot light and place it directly above the geometry at a good distance.

While both the front face wireframe and the back face fill are white, the light position causes the back face to be black.

It's not perfect, but it will probably work for your purposes.



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Kalle KannistoRe: Trapcode MIR - Filling between a wireframe
by on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:44:27 am

... oh well, it's actually much easier in Mir 2 ( I have version 1). In Mir 2 you have a second-pass wireframe option.


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Lee PhillipsRe: Trapcode MIR - Filling between a wireframe
by on Jun 22, 2016 at 11:59:25 am

I also have version 1 as I'm using CS5.5. This is a hobby for me and I can no way afford CC.

I think I've pretty much got it. It still has a little bit showing through from being the mountain, but with a bit of fettling with the fog, it should clean up alright. :]

Thank you for your help!


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