I've tried so many things that I know of and I can't figure this material out. For reference, I have an example of what I want to create. To be clear I'm going for the floor material.

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To me, it looks like the floor is illuminated from the bottom, I'm thinking this because the lights hitting floor in the middle are turning the floor white. So I'm assuming the floor is a white acrylic material with just a little light transmission, as you can see it's also very glossy. So I have a white floor material and then I have an emission material at the bottom. In the pictures you'll see a big round shape on the floor, that's the large panel light beneath the floor and the the fresnel keeps doing this. ANyway here are my results.

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Then I figured out that GGX will let me transmit light but it doesn't work, this is transmission and transmission roughness cranked. One problem that persists is the fresnel is being really weird or I just don't have the right settings to get what I need.

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  • $\begingroup$ what kind of lights do you have in your scene? There are a LOT of spotlights in that studio scene. It'll be hard to duplicate the scene accurately without a similar lighting setup. $\endgroup$ – Dale Cieslak Nov 8 '18 at 22:32
  • $\begingroup$ The difficult part is the spot lights don't really show up much with the big panels on the walls and floors. The emission panels throw out a lot of light. Right now I'm just trying to get the floor material right. $\endgroup$ – Herdie27 Nov 8 '18 at 22:38
  • $\begingroup$ is that round shape from a big spotlight? $\endgroup$ – Dale Cieslak Nov 8 '18 at 22:47
  • $\begingroup$ No it's from the light beneath the floor $\endgroup$ – Herdie27 Nov 8 '18 at 22:50
  • $\begingroup$ oh, I don't think that's what's going on there...I think it's like this: imgur.com/a/73Rf5os ... see the long harsh shadow of the guy on the left side in your image? $\endgroup$ – Dale Cieslak Nov 8 '18 at 22:53

All it took was extruding thickness to my floor sorry I'm an idiot LOL

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    $\begingroup$ that's the best way to learn imho! $\endgroup$ – Dale Cieslak Nov 8 '18 at 23:22

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