How to make LCARS screens

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Chainsaw_NL
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How to make LCARS screens

Post by Chainsaw_NL » Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:33 pm

While working on my bridge model i found that i had to make my own LCARS screens instead of useing existing pictures. The main reason being that i did not wanted to ripp off someone else his work. Second it would have to fit the screen i made.

Starting off with a free image or vector graphics editor i created a diffuse map like this one. (just bigger)
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Second i made an ilumination map because there are area's not lit. (if it is the same as the diffuse you can use the diffuse)
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Now when i render these 2 maps it looks a bit animated.
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So to make it look more like a surface where there is a light behind the screen i used a falloff map with the ilumination map and a gradiant map.

The gradiant map looks like this :
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To get this effect, on the ilumination map select falloff map.
Then set the falloff as followed :
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Last i added a raytrace on the reflection map to make it look like a glass surface

Then hopefully you will get a result like this :
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Erik_Timmermans
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Re: How to make LCARS screens

Post by Erik_Timmermans » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:01 am

It's clever to use the diffuse map and make it slightly different to give it an animated feel. Nice one!

Raul Mamoru
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Re: How to make LCARS screens

Post by Raul Mamoru » Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:20 am

The final effect is quite realistic. 8)
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