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Transparency toggle switch?

Question asked by Steve Erickson on Feb 16, 2016
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2016 by Steve Erickson

I gave Visualize a try on a project last week and found the following curious behavior when attempting to create a slightly transparent material.


This first rendering is set to:

Appearance Type: Plastic

Color: Black

Highlight Color: White

Transparency Color: R:11, G:11, B:11

Diffusion Color: Black

Solid: Unchecked

Visualize Test 1.png

This second rendering has the exact same settings with the exception of:

Transparency Color: R:12, G:12, B:12

Visualize Test 2.png

I can assure you I'm no amateur when it comes to rendering. I can't recall ever running into toggle switch like behavior like this with any of the many rendering applications I've worked with in the past. I've tried all the logical materials and many settings, to no avail. It seems highlight color is tied to transparency. Why is this? Can you please explain this behavior and lend insight on how to create a slightly transparent material. Also, are there tutorials available for Visualize? If so, where? If not, will they be available in the future? When?


Thank you for any insight you may pass on.