Thursday, January 17, 2008

The new Black

This blog's not dead yet... just been busy with other things. But, check this out:,23599,23060778-13762,00.html

It's interesting because when we get into creating realistic materials we oftentimes say things like "don't use 100% white or 100% reflective materials because they react unrealistically in the environment." Here's the same idea on the total blackness side of things: "Basic black paint, by comparison, has a reflective index of 5 per cent to 10 per cent." So even though your brain might be saying, "I want black," don't automatically crush the RGB vals down to [0,0,0] :)