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Making an artificial reflective surface is particularly vexing because the very nature of reflections requires something to reflect. To illustrate, if you could see a mirror in a place with nothing to reflect, it would not look reflective at all.

However, we can imitate a reflective object by making it appear that something--nothing in particular--is being reflected, tricking the brain into thinking the object is reflective. The result isn't perfect, but it works out ok.

Here's a tutorial on one technique you can use to imitate this effect. The tutorial is written for text, but it can be adapted for other objects as well.

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