Author Topic: How to do those "underwater" ripple reflection eff  (Read 4800 times)

June 05, 2006, 06:45:11 AM
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You know those under water reflection of the wave ripples effect? I have seen an Acguy being painted that way ... but could not find it...

anyway, I think you guys know what I am asking about..   :P

Any tips to do that?

June 05, 2006, 06:37:01 PM
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Mike did a Wing ka and made a nice cave/water dio in the process maybe this can help you

Water effects
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June 05, 2006, 06:58:03 PM
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That's not what he wants... he wants that "pattern" in the paint that mimics the light reflecting off the water and onto the mecha.

To achieve that you'll have to airbrush it on. You can use masks I suppose... cut out the polycons and airbrush around them, or freehand it carefully. I'd probably to a combination of both.

June 05, 2006, 08:05:22 PM
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O ok something like the water outfit from MGS3 on a MS... my b
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June 05, 2006, 10:20:15 PM
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FF, how did you do that effect in photoshop (if that's waht you did)?

I'd like to know myself, but it would also be useful for T1000.  He could Use that effect on some photos of the model, then use that as a reference for airbrushing.
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June 06, 2006, 06:21:19 AM
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Quote from: "FichtenFoo"
That's not what he wants... he wants that "pattern" in the paint that mimics the light reflecting off the water and onto the mecha.

To achieve that you'll have to airbrush it on. You can use masks I suppose... cut out the polycons and airbrush around them, or freehand it carefully. I'd probably to a combination of both.


That is right!! I wanted to know how to do those reflection effect on the mecha as if it is underwater but shallow enough to reflect those ripple on the waves...

But I have no idea how to!! HELP!!  :(

June 06, 2006, 10:44:27 AM
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June 06, 2006, 06:28:28 PM
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Base coat, and then spray white line on top and then use the preshade technique. It was on  one of those model making video.

June 09, 2006, 12:32:39 PM
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So what is the Preshade Technique?

June 09, 2006, 08:50:22 PM
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June 11, 2006, 08:26:46 PM
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Pre shade yes... but what is the exact steps to take?

Any hints? 8)

June 12, 2006, 06:04:29 AM
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To get it clear, i have never seen this finish let alone try to do it but here's whats going on in my mind.

1) lay on a base coat
2) Airbrush white lines in the reflection pattern
3) Spray the main colored coat without covering the white lines so now you shld have a soft edged reflection pattern on your model
4) Dumb down the color/make it more dull by spraying on a darker tinted clear coat.

or maybe just painting on the main colour then spraying on the reflection pattern and leaving it as that would do..

I remember how AFV builders tinted the entire model by going over teh whole thing with a very thinned down clear colour to make the model more dull. I'm sure otehrs would have encountered it before.
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