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Glass parapet comes out black

Anonymous
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Because the black glass parapet comes out, I tried to put lights behind it, but I can't make it transparent? Thank you
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Hello Giovannino60,

Dis you check CineRender surface parameters ?
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Lingwisyer
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If the material assigned is transparent in the CineRender settings, increase the Ray Depth in the render settings?



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Anonymous
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What should I change in the settings?
The parapet I chose is the one attached to the image.
Thank you
Lingwisyer
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https://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=69229&p=307876&hilit=ray+depth#p307876

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Anonymous
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In the parapet object I don't see the glass material, so I don't understand how I have to do to change the glass parameter? Thank you
Barry Kelly
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Giovannino60 wrote:
In the parapet object I don't see the glass material, so I don't understand how I have to do to change the glass parameter? Thank you
Open the section for 'Panel Component Settings' and then go to the '3D Representaion' page.
There you can set the materials.


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Anonymous
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I read the EF-05 glass settings, now I have to find the glass settings, but where can I find them? Thank you
Barry Kelly
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Giovannino60 wrote:
I read the EF-05 glass settings, now I have to find the glass settings, but where can I find them? Thank you

If you have changed the glass materiel in the railing settings and it is still coming out black, then use a different materiel or go into the surface settings and check the settings for that particular material.
The OpenGL surface settings are what you will se in 3D in Archicad.
The Cinerender settings are what you will see when you do a render.
They can be completely different to each other so you should check both if you are doing renderings.


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Carstenem
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This is because your ray depth, reflection depth and ray threshold settings are to low. You are looking through a glass window to a glass handrail. Cinerender simply is not calculating enough depth. Change the settings to the below in screen capture.
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