[vtkusers] How to render realistic

Will Schroeder will.schroeder at kitware.com
Mon May 21 08:52:19 EDT 2001

One of the best ways to get high-quality rendering is to export a vtk scene to RenderMan. Then use RenderMan (or compatible, free for personal use, BMRT) with various shaders to get the best results. There is some information on the vtk web pages.

At 11:58 AM 5/21/2001 +0200, Jan Stifter wrote:
>dear users,
>in the book "Scientific Visualization", there are so nice pictures of
>renderered medical bones with vtk. Can anyone suggest me some values
>a) diffuse/specular surface color
>b) ambient/diffuse/specular light
>c) opacitiy (probably 1.0)
>so that bone looks like bone?
>also, I would like to share values for metal and for plastic.
>any hints are greatly appreciated

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