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How do I make a mirror? [duplicate]

How do I make a mirror in BI or cycles? I have very little experience with materials. I am just wanting to experiment with mirrors in Blender. For example, What I am thinking is to make two opposite ...
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How to make a real mirror on blender with cycle engine [duplicate]

I need to add a mirror object in Blender. I'm looking for the existing objects, but can not find any object. I am wondering how I can add such an object.
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How do I create a reflective white material?

I'm pretty new to this and this is my first question here, any help would be greatly appreciated. So basically what I want to achieve is a floor material as seen in this photo... ...the reflections ...
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Custom fresnel curve

When it comes to recreating the shading of metals like chromium with such extreme reflection curves it's obviously inaccurate using one averaged reflectance curve. Also eye-balling the values appears ...
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Cycles advanced shader ball?

Is there an official cycles material preview ball to compare the shader with 100% white? I could only find the following image here. Except of the inner material this looks like what I'm looking for: ...
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Metal material with glass and gloss node?

I was downloading some random blender files for a project and I came across this strange piece. http://oscar.iitb.ac.in/enlargedimage.do?fileid=PH_Con01&filename=Connecting%20Wire&subject=...
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How to make objects “look bright” with a haze of light?

I can make objects that emit light, but they never "look bright." I want my lights to look like this: However, what I make looks like this: This is the node setup: There's no haze of light around ...
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Layering of materials / shaders - how does it work?

Layering of materials is done for instance when building a shader for a mirror like here or a shader for car paint like here. But how do you build the "composite shader" ? Is this done by creating two ...
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Rose gold material color for jewelry? [duplicate]

I’m trying to render jewelry in rose gold. Just wondering if anyone knows a way or a color hex to achieve a look similar to the below image. Thank you for your time!
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What elements go into a good material testing scene

I've been searching a bit for the perfect material testing scene, so I'm curious, what are some of the most important elements in a material testing scene?
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Why does this add shader create so much noise?

This question is based on the shader in this answer. When I render the scene using plain glass for the material ball, it takes about 500 samples to converge. Here is the node setup and the result at ...
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Mirror Reflection Settings [duplicate]

I'm looking at an old version of Blender with the Mirror settings in the material section, which gives a reflection to object. In the new version of Blender 2.80 what is the equivalent to the mirror? ...