Floor Reflection

Boxshot supports reflection of the scene in the floor to visually enhance the image. This tutorial explains the options you can use to customize the reflection.

Enabling Floor Reflection

Let’s create a simple scene with a hard cover book and open the scene panel on the left. Notice the “Floor reflection” checkbox at the bottom:

Hard cover book without the floor reflection

The option is unchecked and the book is not reflected in the floor. Let’s change that:

Hard cover book with the floor reflection

It’s that easy. The sliders below let you configure the reflection.

Reflection Level and Decay

The Reflection level parameter configures the base level of reflection in the floor. The Decay parameter configures how fast the reflection fades away with the distance. Here is the 100% reflection without decay:

Maximum floor reflection without decay

You see that the book is completely reflected and that reflection is the same along the book height. Let’s now set Decay to 20% to see the difference:

Maximum floor reflection with decay

Now let’s change the base reflection level to 50%:

Half floor reflection with decay

Floor Roughness

Now let’s set the reflection level back to 100% and decay to 20%, then slightly increase the Roughness parameter:

Reflection in a slightly rough floor surface

Notice the change in the floor reflection which becomes a little blurry. Let’s increase the roughness further:

Reflection in a rough floor surface

So the Roughness parameter affects the blur level of the floor reflection, exactly as with materials.

That’s All

You’ve learned how to configure the floor reflection in just a few mouse clicks. Cool :)

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