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Hi, I’m looking at your usefull video tutorial and I have a question: why do you use a mask insted of a simple gradient to make reflection of an object? There are some differences in results? I tried both method and I did not find differences.
What also makes using masks much better for reflections is the fact that you can create a reflection of a group of multiple objects. To do that with gradients, you’d have to adjust the gradient of each and every single object and you’d have to make them all match properly. With masking, you can just group the objects and fade them to transparent with a single operation. So you can make reflections of very complicated objects very easily.
Actually that’s a much better way to do it. Of course I only realized that probably a couple of hours after I had recorded the screencast. 🙂 Definitely that’s the way I do it now. Makes much more sense.