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manojit ghoseparticular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 3:14:50 pm

in my comp i am apparently unable to make the "specular" and "reflection map" features enabled.
i tried including point/spot lights in the comp, still those fields are grayed out.
changing the "light falloff" also didn't help.
i have looked into the help section... nothing mentioned specifically about enabling those features. in the help only the attributes and their functions are explained.
does anyone have any clue what i might be doing wrong??



MG


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Dave LaRondeRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 4:03:52 pm

Do you mind revealing the Particular and the AE version(s) you're showing us? It could make a big difference.

Supplying the necessary information is a good thing.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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manojit ghoseRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 7:03:13 pm

thanks for taking time to read the post.
its particular 2.0 and AE CS4. and i agree i should have mentioned it in my post.

manojit



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Dave LaRondeRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 9:29:44 pm

In Particular, seemingly insignificant settings can make a big difference. For example, I see that your Light Falloff and Shadowlet For Main settings are different. You don't have the effect set up identically to the one you're trying to match.

But there could ALSO be something in a twirl-down menu that's different, too. I would scrutinize my settings and compare them to the Help settings. And is the Help you're using also intended for your version of Particular? Or is it for an earlier version?

Particular does a lot. But that's because there's a lot in the plugin, and that means a lot of pitfalls.

Dave LaRonde
Sr. Promotion Producer
KCRG-TV (ABC) Cedar Rapids, IA


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manojit ghoseRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 15, 2010 at 9:52:10 pm

i agree that those two settings are different from the help settings. but i tried same settings as well...however they didn't work as well..its just that i took the screenshot they had diff settings.
and yes the help i referred is for the same version i am using.

manojit



PS: in the help settings even though the "shadowlet for main" is "off" the "shadowlet settings" are not grayed out!

MG


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Darby EdelenRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 17, 2010 at 12:38:38 am

The specular and reflection map properties are only available if you're using one of the 'Textured Polygon' particle types.

Darby Edelen


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manojit ghoseRe: particular shading | specular and reflection maps
by on Jul 17, 2010 at 2:45:26 pm

hi thanks,

my earlier composition was not working using textured polygons however when i started from scratch it seemd to work just fine!
but many thanks for your tip.

cheers
manojit


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