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Mirror - Render

MegH
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Hi, I'm having issues with my rendering. I've seen similar topics discussed previously however none of the options solve my problem.

When I render interior with a mirror hung on the wall it does not reflect its immediate surroundings of e.g the bedroom, but has a picture of the sky (bluey-pink background) on it.

I've checked my surface settings, and it does not have the "environment setting selected". I've also tried the option of having this selection on. Doesn't work. I'm using the standard glass-mirror surface available in Archicad 25 so I'd assume all surface settings are correct. Is there anything I need to change/select in my rendering window?

Current render settings:

Custom

Cineware

Quality high

Shadows according to settings

 

Light

Settings

Settings

Settings

 

Thanks! 🙂 

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Ive increased it to 6, 10, then 60 - didnt work unfortunately.

I have noticed though, that on your surface materiał settings youve got 2 layers in the Reflectance setting, Ive only got the 1.. would that make a difference?

Solution

It is not the Ray Threshold - although that does affect what you see.

 

The preview will never show reflections.

Only the final render.

I just tested in 25.

 

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Barry.

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
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Champion! As a beginner Ive only rendered photos without mirrors, so this one seemed like a serious issue. Yes its true, after snapping the final render it has the reflection! 

I was ready to call it quits! Thank you so much! Also, throughout the process definitely gained a lot of useful information so Im very grateful for that, despite the unnecessary hassle (sorry!)

Deep sigh of relief!