Reflective Materials

Specular reflection amount is the measure of how reflective a given material is. Any surface you look at, is somewhere on the spectrum between 100% reflection and 0% reflection. At 100% would be surfaces like chrome, and mirrors. At 0% something like dry plaster. The more reflective a material, the more you see the reflection of the environment and the […]

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Modeling Factors

What are modeling factors? Modeling factors are the result of light and form interacting. They are the different effects we can observe, that are responsible for communicating three-dimensionality.

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Shapes, Values, Edges

Anything we see can be described as a collection of shapes. Each shape has a certain brightness value. Each shape of a certain value will meet other shapes. The transitions between shapes are called edges.

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