Below is a poorly drawn representation of what Fresnel does to my model: it covers part of it with a hard edge.

Normal Fresnel

And this is what I want to be able to do; this illustration shows the Fresnel with a softer edge:

Fresnel I want

Is there any way to do this?

  • $\begingroup$ Hello, maybe show some pictures of your object, it should not create hard edges, you can also try to put a ColorRamp after the Fresnel, also you could try the Layer Weight, Facing output? $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Oct 7, 2023 at 3:45

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Index of Refraction < 1.0

I was able to replicate your problem by putting an IOR value less than 1.0 in the Fresnel Node

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Try bringing in a new Fresnel Node and it should come in with an IOR of 1.450

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