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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Reflected Teapot

After a bit of my usual fiddling with this and that, I came up with this 3d rendering of a teapot sitting on a table and reflected in 2 mirrors. This was created in Autodesk 3dsMax.

The interesting thing about it is what the mirrors show. Normally, a mirror in 3dsMax does not reflect its own of other mirror's image. So you don't get the effect of seeing in one mirror, what is reflected in another mirror.

This animation uses a special technique explained in a tutorial by Sushant Sudame on and uses a unique ray-tracing material for the mirror surfaces.

Here's the same scene with the mirrors rearranged so that they are facing one another.


  1. Hello Terry,
    That is lovely what you made there.....We can have lots of fun with our software, I know I can too.
    Take care,

  2. Thanks Margaret. Lorna gets annoyed often because of the time I spend in front of the PC. But it does keep the grey cells in activity if nothing else lol.

  3. Hi Terry,

    Great site. I know what you mean about the amount of time we spend in front of the PC. I probably spend 6 ~ 8 hours a day doing stuff with share market research and on line forums.

    Helen says she doesn't mind because it gives her plenty of private time however I do feel a little guilty at times.



  4. Great work Terry...Personally I like the first one....

  5. Hi Terry, interesting stuff you've made there. I s'pose I spend a lot of time in front of this computer also, but it's good if we are learning and exersising the grey cells(as you say).


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