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Title: see through top
Post by: exdraftee on February 13, 2013, 07:28:24 PM
Hi,

I am trying to make a solid object see through - so i can see the structure underneath - probably similar to a carbody eg make the shell opaque so you can see the main structural frame underneath. So far I have tried opaque materials as well as glass - but you still can't see THROUGH the object. not sure if I need to fart around with lighting. it down't need to be fancy as its for a mechanical assembly.

Glass just worked but wondering if theres something more soft like a light gray

thanks
Brett
Title: Re: see through top
Post by: wd on February 13, 2013, 07:52:43 PM
Would X-Ray work for your needs?


http://www3.turbocadcommunity.com/tiki-index.php?page=X-ray
Title: Re: see through top
Post by: John R on February 13, 2013, 11:04:13 PM
You may also want to try the "Plain Coverage (http://www3.turbocadcommunity.com/tiki-index.php?page=Plain+coverage)" Transparency. I used a Light Gray color in a Plain Pattern and a Matte Reflectance in the picture below plus 3 different Plain Coverage settings.
Title: Re: see through top
Post by: exdraftee on February 14, 2013, 12:32:15 PM
Thks,

I ended up doing the transperancy - couldnt get my head around the x ray on wiki.

I,m using hidden line in viewports as a render and i assume of got to go further up the scale for it to be any use otherwise i.ll just get dotted lines.

Regards
Brett