What do metal, wood, leather, and satin have in common? All these materials are visually characterized by the way they reflect light. And thanks to IMVU Studio’s support for Shininess Maps, you can now create products that interact with light in the same way real-life objects do!
What is a Shininess Map?
A shininess map (texture) is a grayscale image that tells IMVU Studio what areas of your product will appear smooth and what areas will appear rough.
In a shininess texture, 100% white will appear smooth, and 100% black will appear rough. Shades of gray will appear as variation between smooth and rough.
What is Fresnel Reflection?
When you add a shininess map or a normal map to a product, the Fresnel Reflection option in IMVU Studio comes alive.
Feel free to play with shininess textures and Fresnel reflection to make your product shine!