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distortion/reflection/mirror onto a balloon?

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I want to reflect on just one layer (the balloon) ... I'm really stuck :unsure:

 

Like this:

20080601-153004-1.jpg

 

 

However this is what I ended up with; the scene below - this was another test using: (material options from another layer > cast shadows >only)

comp30000114uq3.jpg

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Uh, not to state the obvious, but the top one is a mylar balloon and the bottom one just looks like a regular latex. That wouldn't be reflective. But maybe I'm missing what you're trying to do here.

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Uh, not to state the obvious, but the top one is a mylar balloon and the bottom one just looks like a regular latex. That wouldn't be reflective. But maybe I'm missing what you're trying to do here.

 

 

not as detailed as the 'mylar'! a rough scene that can be seen through the balloon - distorted image.

balloon-dog-lg.jpg

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To be optically accurate, the view through a thin air-filled balloon won't be distorted at all. You can see that in the reference photo with the dog. The rendered one above is a sort of red-glass balloon, acting like a lens. Very candylike, to my eye. The traditional "warped white square" on a drawn or cartoon balloon is a speculated nearby window...

 

I'd guess in either case (surreal hard-candy lens-balloon or air-filled reflective) having the balloon be aspherical and tumbling or wobbling a little, affecting the see-through or the reflection, would help sell it.

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To be optically accurate, the view through a thin air-filled balloon won't be distorted at all. You can see that in the reference photo with the dog. The rendered one above is a sort of red-glass balloon, acting like a lens. Very candylike, to my eye. The traditional "warped white square" on a drawn or cartoon balloon is a speculated nearby window...

 

I'd guess in either case (surreal hard-candy lens-balloon or air-filled reflective) having the balloon be aspherical and tumbling or wobbling a little, affecting the see-through or the reflection, would help sell it.

 

 

thanks for the reply, really helpful.

I'll post some new renders later today. hopefully get your feedback too!

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it may be cheesier than what you're looking for - but if you take your balloon in ae, use the ballon as an alpha matte and your other layer with caustics you can force the look you're goin for...

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