How do I careate colour decals in vRay for Rhino?
November 5, 2010 8:08 AM   Subscribe

Rhino 4.0 + vRay for Rhino + JPG Decal = How?

I've designed an ebook reader in Rhino and want to render it with a sample screen I've created. I'm using vRay for Rhino and know you can add simple 1-colour decals, but have no idea how to add a sample screen created as a full-colour jpg.

Can anybody help me?
posted by gonzo_ID to Technology (2 answers total)
Make a new surface for the screen, apply the jpg to that surface

Maybe also add another extruded 2mm glass/transparent solid on top with just a little gloss

Post up the results!
posted by limited slip at 8:40 AM on November 5, 2010

I don't know if it's the same, but I do this in vray for Sketchup all the time. Limited slip's answer is probably perfectly workable too.

Anyway, the way I learned to do it is to
1) make a new vray material
2) go into the Diffuse options for that material
3) click on the little "m" icon
4) choose type > bitmap, and then in the bitmap options click the little "m" again and choose your jpg.
5) apply this new material to the screen of your ebook reader.

Hope this helps...
posted by PSB at 9:17 AM on November 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

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