itsallgoode9 wrote:In terms of the translucence, it's looking pretty good but I think you're missing the look of fibers/surface bump in the paper (not wrinkles or creases, actual tooth of the paper), in both the dollar bill and the register receipt. I've been working with matte paper renders alot lately and it helps to scan in a blank piece of black or grey paper and use that as source material to create a subtle roughness and bump. it might be good to experiment with using that for translucence in your tests too.
Thank you for the feedback Of course, using a high resolution scan will add a lot more details, I can't agree more. The thing is I was just experimenting to get that translucent look and wasn't that much worried about everything else. As you can see in the setup, I didn't even add reflectivity to the parts of paper coverd with ink. But I think that you will agree, that even using some (not so HQ photos) of money found on the internet, produces amazing results in terms of paper surface . Here is a close-up shot:
I think I even could increase the bump strength a bit more for it to be more pronounced. But of course if it was a commercial project where paper is in focus, you would add as much detail as possible.
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