Hello all, and thanks for all of your help so far (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=10734
). I've been distracted as of late with blender 2.57+.
Well, I have everything set the way I want it except for the dna/rna strand with the rods. The strand with the beads is fine, but the one with the rods is still too dark when viewed from the side. In the render below you can see the different colors of the beads even when looking through the clear glass of the spiral, but when looking through the clear glass of the spiral with the rods, dark mixed colors show instead of the Red, Yellow, Orange, and Blue. The difference between the 2 strands is that the one with the beads doesn't penetrate the actual spiral clear glass colored portion of the strand; however, on the strand that has the rods--the rods themselves are penetrating the clear glass colored portion of the strand. I think that I'm doing something wrong with the Precedence and/or the Gain settings of Indigo (see settings below).
Please take a look at my attached .blend file and tell me how to make the strand with the rods look as good as the one with the beads.
Thanks in advance,